2021-02-27
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/36482-eia-usa-renewables-wind-solar-electricity-2021-developers-capacity-onshore-offshore-gw

Renewables to Account for Most New Electricity Generating Capacity in the U.S.

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Developers and power plant owners plan for 39.7 gigawatts of new electricity generating capacity to start commercial operation in 2021, the EIA says.

Official Press Release EIA:

Renewables account for most new U.S. electricity generating capacity in 2021

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electricity generators, developers and power plant owners plan for 39.7 gigawatts (GW) of new electricity generating capacity to start commercial operation in 2021.

Solar will account for the largest share of new capacity at 39%, followed by wind at 31%. About 3% of the new capacity will come from the new nuclear reactor at the Vogtle power plant in Georgia. Solar photovoltaics Developers and plant owners expect the addition of utility-scale solar capacity to set a new record by adding 15.4 GW of capacity to the grid in 2021. This new capacity will surpass last year’s nearly 12 GW increase, based on reported... ... More: Official Press Release EIA

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EIA, USA, renewables, wind, solar, electricity, 2021, developers, capacity, onshore, offshore, GW







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