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Most Utility-Scale, Fixed-Tilt Solar Photovoltaic Systems Are Tilted 20 Degrees To 30 Degrees

Nearly 40%, or 10.4 gigawatts (GW), of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems operating in the United States at the end of 2017 were fixed-tilt PV systems rather than tracking systems. Of the utility-scale fixed-tilt solar PV systems, 76% of the capacity was installed at a fixed angle between 20 degrees and 30 degrees from the horizon.

US Could Double Hydropower Production

Originally published on Climate Central. By Bobby Magill The Grand Canyon was once targeted as a major dam site by the federal government, a project eventually scuttled after widespread protest. Nobody is revisiting the idea of a dam there, but a new U.S. Department of Energy report shows that the Grand Canyon … [continued]

Online Service Gives Us New Ways to Access Key U.S. Electric Power Data

  Originally published on the U.S. Energy Information Administration website. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) today makes key electricity data more accessible than ever before with the release of a new online service. The agency’s first-ever Application Programming Interface (API) allows developers to design web and mobile apps that … [continued]