The US has added more solar power than any other type of electricity in 2018 so far — more evidence of an energy revolution

Business Insider | 8/13/2014 | Jeremy Berke
shardonay (Posted by) Level 3
Click For Photo: https://amp.businessinsider.com/images/5b214bd91ae66240008b511a-1920-960.jpg

The US added more solar power than any other type of electricity in the first quarter of 2018.

Solar accounts for 55% of all US electricity added so far in 2018.

Number - Evidence - Shift - Investment - Energy

The number is evidence of a broader global shift: Investment in renewable energy for electricity is overtaking fossil fuels.

The US added more solar power than any other type of electricity in the first quarter of 2018.

Report - Solar - Energy - Industries - Association

According to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a nonprofit group, the US solar market added 2.5 gigawatts of new capacity in the first three months of 2018, up 13% from the first quarter of 2017.

That accounts for 55% of all US electricity added in the first quarter of 2018, including fossil fuels and other forms of renewable energy.

Data - Solar - Option - US - SEIA

"This data shows that solar has become a common-sense option for much of the US and is too strong to be set back for long," SEIA CEO Abigail Ross Hopper said in a statement.

The SEIA report notes that the bulk of the new solar capacity added comes from utility-scale projects, which are large installations that feed power into the grid. Non-residential solar, a category used when companies like AT&T and Nestle switch their electricity source to solar power, was the second largest area of growth,...
(Excerpt) Read more at: Business Insider
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!