US Electricity from Renewable Energy Beat Electricity from Coal or Nuclear in 2022

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 22 May 2023 22:51:09 +0000

Since 2007, the use of coal for electricity generation has generally been in decline, while the use of renewables has been on the rise. Electricity generation from nuclear had remained relatively flat over the last two decades but has experienced a slight decline in recent years. In 2022, net generation of electricity from renewables reached […]

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Wind, Solar, & Batteries Increasingly Account for More New U.S. Power Capacity Additions

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2023 20:29:54 +0000

Wind, solar, and battery storage are growing as a share of new electric-generating capacity each year. In 2023, these three technologies account for 82% of the new, utility-scale generating capacity that developers plan to bring online in the United States, according to our Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory. Utility-scale solar capacity didn’t start ramping up […]

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Global Solar Installs Erupt As Polysilicon Price Peaks — Rethink Energy

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2022 04:19:48 +0000

Global Solar Installs EruptAccording to the latest Rethink Energy report, “global solar installations are on track for 222 GW of installations during 2022, and manufacturing output shows that next year this will rise by even more as solar manufacturing surges. This demonstrates that the solar industry has shaken off the drag of high polysilicon pricing, and now prices […]

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U.S. Battery Storage Growth To Boom Through 2025

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 04:54:18 +0000

Developers and power plant owners plan to significantly increase utility-scale battery storage capacity in the United States over the next three years, reaching 30.0 gigawatts (GW) by the end of 2025, based on our latest Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory. Developers and power plant owners report operating and planned capacity additions, including battery storage, to us […]

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In 2021, 40% of the Electricity Produced in the United States Was Derived from Non-Fossil Fuel Sources

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2022 09:03:26 +0000

The transition to electric vehicles is largely driven by a need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and reduce emissions associated with burning fossil fuels. In 2021, 40% of the electricity produced by the electric power sector was derived from non-fossil fuel sources. Since 2007, the increase in non-fossil fuel sources has been largely […]

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Yes, US Solar Industry Finds Relief In Inflation Reduction Act

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 19:14:32 +0000

I recently wrote an article titled “Inflation Reduction Act To Give U.S. Solar Energy Industry A Much Needed Boost.” A few days later, the U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) published a press release that said pretty much the same thing. The title: “U.S. Solar Market Ready for Rebound After Tumultuous First Half of 2022.” […]

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Inflation Reduction Act To Give U.S. Solar Energy Industry A Much Needed Boost

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2022 16:17:23 +0000

The U.S. solar energy industry has grown tremendously in the past decade. That growth has actually been one of the most phenomenal economic growth stories across the whole U.S. economy. However, the “Covid Era” hit solar hard, and it has struggled to get back on the trajectory it was on. U.S. Solar Energy Growth Has […]

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Record Numbers of Solar Panels Were Shipped in the United States During 2021

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2022 19:41:56 +0000

U.S. shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules (solar panels) rose to a record electricity-generating capacity of 28.8 million peak kilowatts (kW) in 2021, from 21.8 million peak kW in 2020, based on data from our Annual Photovoltaic Module Shipments Report. Continued demand for U.S. solar capacity drove this increase in solar panel shipments in 2021. U.S. […]

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13 Top Solar Facts for U.S.A

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2022 19:04:42 +0000

I recently discovered an infographic from the U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association with a wealth of solar power facts. The graphic is included on the bottom of this piece, but I find it much easier to scroll through the solar energy facts in a straightforward bullet list rather than an infographic, so let’s start with […]

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