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Solar Power Costs Dropped Dramatically In 2013–2018

September 17th, 2020 | by U.S. Energy Information Administration

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for newly constructed utility-scale electric generators in the United States, annual capacity-weighted average construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems and onshore wind turbines have continued to decrease


Google Buying Subsidy-Free Solar Power In Denmark

September 17th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

As I've been writing recently, solar power prices just keep on dropping. How much? Well, enough that it makes financial sense for Google to buy subsidy-free solar power in extremely northerly (i.e., grey) Denmark


US Solar Power — Hit, Kicked, But Still Running

September 14th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I wrote about the newest US Solar Market Insight Report this morning to provide an update on US solar power capacity added in the first half of 2020, including in relation to other energy sources. However, there's much more to cover in the report, so let's go through some of those charts again as well as other ones


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

September 14th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

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


Renewable Energy = 22.2% of US Electricity in 1st Half of 2020 (Charts)

September 12th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Following up on our report on US power capacity additions in the first half of 2020, this article covers electricity generation in the first half of 2020. It splits out electricity generation by source. It also compares those numbers to the same electricity generation split in the first half of 2019 and in the first half of


Solar Power = 60% of New US Power Capacity in June

September 11th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Solar power keeps growing in the United States. In the month of June, 60.1% of new power capacity added in the country was from solar power plants. Another 37.5% was from wind power plants. And 2.4% was from hydropower. If you've done the quick math on that, that means that 100% of new power capacity came from renewable energy sources in June



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