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EIA Reports Record Number of Solar Panel Shipments in 2021

U.S. shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules rose to a record electricity-generating capacity of 28.8 million peak kilowatts in 2021, from 21.8 million peak...

EIA Predicts Renewables Will Comprise 22 Percent of Electricity Generation in 2022

U.S. electricity generation from renewable sources, such as hydropower, wind and solar, accounted for 20% of electricity generation both in 2020 and in 2021....

EIA Finds Nearly 20 Percent of Planned PV Delayed in First Half of 2022

Power plant developers plan to install 17.8 GW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) generating capacity in 2022, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA)...

EIA Predicts a 2.4 Percent Electricity Consumption Increase in 2022

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects U.S. electricity consumption this year to increase 2.4% over 2021, resulting primarily from increased economic activity but...

EIA Reports a 19 Percent Increase in Solar Production in 2020

In 2020, energy production in the United States fell by record amounts compared with 2019, mostly as a result of decreased economic activity during...

EIA: Solar Power Generation Has Grown 20-Fold in Last 10 Years

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) January Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts that rising electricity generation from renewable energy resources such as solar and...

EIA Predicts Solar Will Make Up Half of New U.S. Electric Generating Capacity in...

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory report, 46.1 GW of new utility-scale electric generating capacity will be...

Renewable Energy Became the Second-Most Prevalent U.S. Electricity Source in 2020

In 2020, renewable energy sources – including wind, hydroelectric, solar, biomass and geothermal energy – generated a record 834 billion kWh of electricity, or...

Longest-Operating Solar Thermal Facility Retires Nearly Entire Capacity

The Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) facility in California’s Mojave Desert recently retired five of its solar plants (SEGS 3 through 7) and plans...

Developing Economies Pose Hurdle to Global Net-Zero Ambitions

The world’s energy and climate future increasingly hinges on whether emerging and developing economies are able to successfully transition to cleaner energy systems, calling...

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