US renewable Energy

Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory, January 2023

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

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 … [continued]

EIA Expects Solar & Wind To Be Larger Sources Of U.S. Electricity Generation This Summer

In our Summer Electricity Outlook, a supplement to our May 2022 Short-Term Energy Outlook, we expect the largest increases in U.S. electric power sector generation this summer will come from renewable energy sources. These increases are the result of new capacity additions. We forecast utility-scale solar generation between June and August 2022 … [continued]

Renewable Generation Surpassed Nuclear in the U.S. Electric Power Sector in 2021

Electric power sector generation from renewable sources totaled 795 million megawatt-hours (MWh) in the United States during 2021, surpassing nuclear generation, which totaled 778 million MWh. The U.S. electric power sector does not include electricity generators in the industrial, commercial, or residential sectors, such as small-scale solar or wind or … [continued]