Wind, solar surpass 10% of US electricity for first time 2017-06-16
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Monthly net electricity generation from selected fuels (January 2007 – March 2017). Source: EIA

 

Wind and solar power produced more than 10% of the electricity generated in the US for the time in March, according to new analysis by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).(Especially solar industry is in booming recently years.Solar panels,solar racking systems,inverter,cable ect,marketing share is rising).

 

Wind and solar power capacity has been growing in the US, accounting for an average of up to 7% of electricity in 2016.

 

The solar generation for the analysis was sourced from both distributed residential solar panels and utility-scale installations, reflecting an ongoing effort to install more renewable capacity and work towards a more low-carbon economy. The US market added 2,044MW of new solar PV capacity in Q1 2017 alone, according to GTM Research’s latest figures.

 

Spring and early autumn months are often anticipated to break renewable energy records due to high winds and increased sunlight in the northern hemisphere. Further, milder weather generally means air conditioning and heating units are not used as much, resulting in a lower overall electricity use. California broke a record for its renewable energy production in May, according to the state’s system operator (CAISO); with solar, wind and hydro producing a record of 80.7% of the grid’s electricity.

 

The Administration expects the two sources to top 10% again in April but forecasts that their generation will fall below that mark during the summer months. However, monthly solar output is highest in the summer months because of the higher number of daylight hours.



 


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