The 2020 Solar Module Roller Coaster Ride

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 17:49:42 +0000

The most recent count from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Report proved a sluggish start in January 2020 for the solar industry, followed by a steep incline of shipments in March. The burst of the most impressive numbers ever of solar modules shipped was in March, with manufacturers shipping approximated 2.05 gigawatts of PV modules that month

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U.S. Coal-Fired Generation at Lowest Level Since 1976

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 17:04:16 +0000

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U.S. coal-fired power generation last year was at its lowest level since 1976, according to data released May 11 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The agency said output from U.S. coal-fired units fell to 966,000 GWh in 2019, the lowest level in more than 40 years. The EIA said the 16%, year-over-year drop […]

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Wind & Solar = 11% Of Electricity Generation In January & February In USA

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 08 May 2020 23:58:20 +0000

The SUN DAY Campaign recently reported that 11% of US electricity generation in the months of January and February was from wind and solar power

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Wind Energy Leads U.S. Power Generation Growth

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:34:46 +0000

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The trade group representing the U.S. wind energy industry says the sector emerged as the top provider of new utility-scale power generation in the nation in 2019, with 9.1 GW of large wind power projects coming online. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), in its Wind Powers America Annual Report 2019 released April 16, said […]

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NYISO: Power Consumption Down as Much as 18%

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 14:58:10 +0000

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The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) on April 16 said weekday morning reductions in power consumption have averaged as much as 18% below typical levels, with the most dramatic drops noted in New York City as businesses remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. NYISO, in an updated analysis of estimated coronavirus demand impacts released […]

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EIA Notes Power Demand Destruction From Coronavirus

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:08:49 +0000

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The coronavirus pandemic is altering the power landscape, with utilities and other power generators forced to adjust for load disruptions. Power consumption is changing as commercial and industrial electricity users close their businesses, and load is shifting to the residential sector with workers now settled in home offices, and students practicing remote and distance learning. […]

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Natural Gas a Powerful Force, Despite Industry Headwinds

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:06:00 +0000

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Gas prices remain low worldwide, and the challenge for producers is to find a market for their supply. Gas remains the No. 1 source of U.S. power generation, and will continue in that spot for several more

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COVID-19 Threatens Outages Scheduled at 97% of U.S. Nuclear Sites in 2020

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 04:00:54 +0000

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Challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. nuclear industry has asked the Trump administration to ensure nuclear workers, suppliers, and vendors will have access to nuclear plants and personal protective equipment (PPE) during the 2020 spring and fall refueling outage seasons and beyond. All but two of the nation’s nuclear sites had scheduled planned outages  […]

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COVID-19 Threatens Outages Scheduled at 97% of U.S. Nuclear Plants in 2020

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:43:54 +0000

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Challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. nuclear industry has asked the Trump administration to ensure nuclear workers, suppliers, and vendors will have access to nuclear plants and personal protective equipment (PPE) during the 2020 spring and fall refueling outage seasons and beyond. In a March 20 letter to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, Nuclear Energy […]

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Wind Energy Group Says $43 Billion at Risk from COVID-19

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 22:10:32 +0000

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Energy groups continue to assess the industry disruption caused by the coronavirus, with the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on March 19 saying the global pandemic is putting  $43 billion of wind industry investments and payments at risk. Utilities, grid operators, and other have been altering their routines as state and local governments call for […]

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