Correction: Solar Power Equaled 37% Of New US Power Capacity In 1st Half Of 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 06:20:18 +0000

At the end of last week, I reported on new power capacity installed across the United States in the first half of 2020. The data for that report came from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). However, FERC’s dataset is incomplete. It does not include rooftop solar power and some other small and medium sized solar power installations

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U.S. Shipments of Solar Photovoltaic Modules Increase as Prices Continue to Fall

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 05:00:31 +0000

In 2019, U.S. shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, also referred to as solar panels, reached a record-high 16.4 million kilowatts (kW), 2.9 million kW more than the previous record of 13.5 million kW set in

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2.3 Gigawatts Of USA Wind & Solar Projects Get Investment From ENGIE & Hannon Armstrong

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:57:04 +0000

A little more than a month ago, I reported on an EY report, its biannual Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI), that indicated once again the United States was #1 for renewable energy investment attractiveness. It and China are basically always at the top. A big part of this is simply the scale of opportunity in these major markets (along with the cost-competitiveness of wind and solar)

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7 Bonus Solar + Storage Stories — Sonnen, Sunrun, Stem …

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 17:12:04 +0000

There’s only so much time in the day — a lesson I seem intent on not learning. We’ve published many solar energy articles in the past month and many energy storage articles, but here are 7 more solar plus storage (solar+storage) articles we just couldn’t dedicate full articles to

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USA Could Hit 90% Clean Electricity By 2035

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:38:02 +0000

Experts disagree about how fast the United States can replace coal and gas-fired power plants with zero-carbon electricity. Some say we can shift to 100 percent clean power by 2050 with little friction and minimal cost. Others

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Renewables Crushing Coal — Won 100 Days Already In 2020 (USA)

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:56 +0000

If you need some good news at a time when there’s plenty of the less-good sort, try this: Renewable energy is crossing some really important milestones in its contribution to the US power sector

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Renewables Crushing Coal — 100 Days Already In 2020 In USA

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:56 +0000

If you need some good news at a time when there’s plenty of the less-good sort, try this: Renewable energy is crossing some really important milestones in its contribution to the US power sector

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Solar Accounted For 40% Of New US Electricity Generation Capacity In 2019

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 16:56:54 +0000

SEIA solar energy forecastIn 2019, 40% of new electricity capacity in the US came from grid-scale and residential solar, with strong growth predicted to continue in the years ahead.

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Sony Electric Car … Australian Fire Insanity … Zombie Solar Energy Storage System — CleanTechnica Top 20

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:00:24 +0000

The biggest, hottest, most enticing CleanTechnica stories last week were led by Sony unveiling an electric car, the impossible-to-comprehend scale of this month’s Australian wildfires, and a solar energy storage device from the 1980s that has come back to life. You may have noticed something unusual by now — there wasn’t a single Tesla story in the top 3! That’s the first time in a long time, and ironic considering that Tesla stock [TSLA] went bonkers last week (and is still going bonkers)

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US Electricity: Solar Up 15%, Wind Up 9%

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 03:00:23 +0000

“Small-scale solar photovoltaics (e.g., rooftop solar systems) alone grew by 19.22% YTD. Compared to all other energy sources, solar-generated electricity has enjoyed the fastest growth rate thus far in 2019.” Natural gas generation grew by 6.71%, nuclear energy generation grew by 0.8%, and coal-generated electricity generation declined by 14.46%

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