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May 8, 2024

U.S. electric power sector reported fewer delays for new solar capacity projects in 2023

April 12, 2024

Natural gas filled in most of the drop in solar generation in Texas during April 8 eclipse

April 9, 2024

Solar capacity additions are changing the shape of daily electricity supply in Texas

April 5, 2024

April 8 solar eclipse will briefly limit solar electricity generation across the country

February 15, 2024

Solar and battery storage to make up 81% of new U.S. electric-generating capacity in 2024

January 16, 2024

Solar and wind to lead growth of U.S. power generation for the next two years

January 9, 2024

We expect solar will supply almost all growth in U.S. electricity generation through 2025

December 28, 2023

U.S. electric capacity mix shifts from fossil fuels to renewables in AEO2023

December 27, 2023

Renewable generation surpassed coal and nuclear in the U.S. electric power sector in 2022

December 19, 2023

As solar capacity grows, duck curves are getting deeper in California

November 7, 2023

EIA expects U.S. annual solar electricity generation to surpass hydropower in 2024

October 30, 2023

Solar and wind power curtailments are rising in California

October 3, 2023

U.S. construction costs dropped for solar, wind, and natural gas-fired generators in 2021

September 11, 2023

Record U.S. small-scale solar capacity was added in 2022

August 29, 2023

Solar panel shipments set a record high in 2022 as capacity continued to grow

August 24, 2023

Florida’s electricity generation mix is changing

August 9, 2023

New pumped-storage capacity in China is helping to integrate growing wind and solar power

August 8, 2023

Developers added 16.8 GW of U.S. utility-scale generating capacity in first-half 2023

July 13, 2023

As Texas wind and solar capacity increase, energy curtailments are also likely to rise

June 21, 2023

As solar capacity grows, duck curves are getting deeper in California

April 18, 2023

Solar distributed generation capacity in Brazil is growing rapidly

April 13, 2023

U.S. electric capacity mix shifts from fossil fuels to renewables in AEO2023

April 6, 2023

EIA explores effects of Inflation Reduction Act on the Annual Energy Outlook

March 27, 2023

Renewable generation surpassed coal and nuclear in the U.S. electric power sector in 2022

March 6, 2023

Wind, solar, and batteries increasingly account for more new U.S. power capacity additions

February 6, 2023

More than half of new U.S. electric-generating capacity in 2023 will be solar

December 15, 2022

In the first half of 2022, 24% of U.S. electricity generation came from renewable sources

December 8, 2022

U.S. battery storage capacity will increase significantly by 2025

November 3, 2022

Average U.S. construction costs drop for solar, rise for wind and natural gas generators

October 25, 2022

Homes and buildings in the West and Northeast have the largest share of small-scale solar

September 21, 2022

California fuel mix changes in response to September heat wave

September 9, 2022

In the first half of 2022, 24% of U.S. electricity generation came from renewable sources

September 1, 2022

Record numbers of solar panels were shipped in the United States during 2021

August 11, 2022

Utility-scale solar projects report delays

August 8, 2022

Energy production declined by record amounts in several states in 2020

July 29, 2022

Small-scale solar is changing hourly utility electricity demand in New England

July 28, 2022

Extending investment tax credits through 2050 increases U.S. solar generation by 10%

May 19, 2022

EIA expects solar and wind to be larger sources of U.S. electricity generation this summer

April 26, 2022

Renewable generation surpassed nuclear in the U.S. electric power sector in 2021

March 7, 2022

Solar power and batteries account for 60% of planned new U.S. electric generation capacity

January 10, 2022

Solar power will account for nearly half of new U.S. electric generating capacity in 2022

November 16, 2021

Solar generation was 3% of U.S. electricity in 2020, but we project it will be 20% by 2050

October 15, 2021

Renewables will account for most global generation increases, but coal use remains high

September 29, 2021

Most planned U.S. battery storage additions in next three years to be paired with solar

September 20, 2021

World’s longest-operating solar thermal facility is retiring most of its capacity

September 7, 2021

Hydropower made up 66% of Brazil’s electricity generation in 2020

September 2, 2021

U.S. solar photovoltaic module shipments up 33% in 2020

August 24, 2021

California’s curtailments of solar electricity generation continue to increase

July 16, 2021

Average U.S. construction costs for solar generation continued to fall in 2019

June 16, 2021

The United States consumed a record amount of renewable energy in 2020

April 21, 2021

Texas likely to add record utility-scale solar capacity in the next two years

March 4, 2021

Texas and Florida had large small-scale solar capacity increases in 2020

February 23, 2021

EIA publishes a ratio of revenues-to-costs to explain power plant additions

February 8, 2021

EIA projects renewables share of U.S. electricity generation mix will double by 2050

January 12, 2021

Nuclear and coal will account for majority of U.S. generating capacity retirements in 2021

January 11, 2021

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

December 11, 2020

In California, natural gas helps balance changes in electricity demand and solar output

November 20, 2020

Off-grid solar generation could affect how Africa uses coal, natural gas for electricity

November 13, 2020

Interregional electricity trade in India affects shares of solar and coal-fired generation

October 19, 2020

The United States consumed a record amount of renewable energy in 2019

October 9, 2020

Solar photovoltaic generators receive higher electricity prices than other technologies

September 30, 2020

Smoke from California wildfires decreases solar generation in CAISO

September 16, 2020

Average U.S. construction costs for solar and wind generation continue to fall

August 19, 2020

U.S. shipments of solar photovoltaic modules increase as prices continue to fall

July 15, 2020

COVID-19 mitigation has delayed construction of some electric generators

May 21, 2020

Most new utility-scale solar in the United States is being built in the South Atlantic

March 25, 2020

Lower compensation rates for residential solar PV generation could reduce overall adoption

March 20, 2020

Most of Hawaii’s electric battery systems are paired with wind or solar power plants

January 14, 2020

New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar

November 19, 2019

Brazil’s net metering policy leads to growth in solar distributed generation

October 2, 2019

EIA projects that renewables will provide nearly half of world electricity by 2050

September 3, 2019

Average U.S. construction costs for solar generation continue to decrease

August 29, 2019

EIA introduces redesigned Energy Explained resource

August 13, 2019

U.S. solar module imports partially recover after tariffs were imposed in early 2018

June 12, 2019

Southwestern states have better solar resources and higher solar PV capacity factors

May 31, 2019

Brazil plans to add more solar to its hydro-dominated electricity generation mix

April 25, 2019

New wind and solar power projects tend to come online at the end of the year

April 5, 2019

More than 80% of Idaho’s in-state electricity generation comes from renewables

March 11, 2019

More than 60% of electric generating capacity installed in 2018 was fueled by natural gas

March 8, 2019

New U.S. power plants expected to be mostly natural gas combined-cycle and solar PV

February 7, 2019

Most U.S. utility-scale solar photovoltaic power plants are 5 megawatts or smaller

January 18, 2019

EIA forecasts renewables will be fastest growing source of electricity generation

January 10, 2019

New electric generating capacity in 2019 will come from renewables and natural gas

December 27, 2018

Most utility-scale fixed-tilt solar photovoltaic systems are tilted 20 degrees-30 degrees

October 26, 2018

Most utility-scale fixed-tilt solar photovoltaic systems are tilted 20 degrees-30 degrees

October 11, 2018

Combined wind and solar made up at least 20% of electric generation in 10 states in 2017

August 16, 2018

PURPA-qualifying capacity increases, but it's still a small portion of added renewables

August 8, 2018

Average U.S. construction costs for solar and wind continued to fall in 2016

July 9, 2018

EIA adds Puerto Rico data to its U.S. power plant inventory

May 15, 2018

Tax credits and solar tariffs affect timing of projected renewable power plant deployment

May 9, 2018

Solar surpasses biomass to become third-most prevalent renewable electricity source

May 7, 2018

Natural gas and renewables make up most of 2018 electric capacity additions

April 26, 2018

Renewable energy subsidies have declined as tax credits, other policies diminish

March 29, 2018

EIA uses two simplified metrics to show future power plants’ relative economics

March 21, 2018

Solar photovoltaic costs are declining, but estimates vary across sources

March 20, 2018

Electricity generation from fossil fuels declined in 2017 as renewable generation rose

March 16, 2018

Solar plants typically install more panel capacity relative to their inverter capacity

February 14, 2018

U.S. imports of solar photovoltaic modules mainly come from Asia

January 10, 2018

Nearly half of utility-scale capacity installed in 2017 came from renewables

January 8, 2018

Batteries perform many different functions on the power grid

December 13, 2017

Utility solar photovoltaic capacity is dominated by crystalline silicon panel technology

August 24, 2017

California increased electricity imports and natural gas generation during solar eclipse

August 7, 2017

Solar eclipse on August 21 will affect photovoltaic generators across the country

July 26, 2017

Per capita residential electricity sales in the U.S. have fallen since 2010

July 11, 2017

EIA adds small-scale solar photovoltaic forecasts to its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook

July 6, 2017

Monthly renewable electricity generation surpasses nuclear for the first time since 1984

July 5, 2017

Construction costs for most power plant types have fallen in recent years

June 14, 2017

Wind and solar in March accounted for 10% of U.S. electricity generation for first time

June 1, 2017

More than half of small-scale photovoltaic generation comes from residential rooftops

May 4, 2017

Utility-scale solar has grown rapidly over the past five years

April 24, 2017

More than half of utility-scale solar photovoltaic systems track the sun through the day

April 7, 2017

Rising solar generation in California coincides with negative wholesale electricity prices

February 27, 2017

U.S. electric generating capacity increase in 2016 was largest net change since 2011

January 10, 2017

Renewable generation capacity expected to account for most 2016 capacity additions

December 7, 2016

About 30% of distributed solar capacity is owned by third parties

October 26, 2016

Wind generation share exceeded 10% in 11 states in 2015

October 19, 2016

Over past decade, Mountain region states have used less coal for electricity generation

October 12, 2016

Energy-related CO2 emissions for first six months of 2016 are lowest since 1991

September 7, 2016

Natural gas generation and electricity imports used to follow load in California

August 25, 2016

Monthly U.S. renewable electricity generation in 2016 surpasses previous years

August 23, 2016

North Carolina has more PURPA-qualifying solar facilities than any other state

July 6, 2016

Clean Power Plan implementation choices by states could affect electricity generation mix

June 28, 2016

Extended policies case shows reduced energy use, emissions, more renewables, efficiency

June 17, 2016

Clean Power Plan accelerates the growth of renewable generation throughout United States

June 6, 2016

EIA publishes construction cost information for electric power generators

March 24, 2016

EIA reviews and enhances data and projections for wind and solar electricity

March 23, 2016

Wind adds the most electric generation capacity in 2015, followed by natural gas and solar

March 3, 2016

Crescent Dunes concentrating solar plant begins producing electricity

March 1, 2016

Solar, natural gas, wind make up most 2016 generation additions

February 5, 2016

California has nearly half of the nation’s solar electricity generating capacity

February 2, 2016

Electricity generation from renewable sources expected to grow 9% this year

December 17, 2015

Utility-scale solar in South Atlantic region dominated by North Carolina, Georgia

December 2, 2015

EIA electricity data now include estimated small-scale solar PV capacity and generation

September 14, 2015

Global solar photovoltaic manufacturing production slows in recent years

May 28, 2015

Renewables share of U.S. energy consumption highest since 1930s

March 24, 2015

California first state to generate more than 5% of electricity from utility-scale solar

March 13, 2015

Total energy subsidies decline since 2010, with changes in support across fuel types

March 10, 2015

Scheduled 2015 capacity additions mostly wind and natural gas; retirements mostly coal

December 19, 2014

Power sector employment declines, except for renewable electricity generators

December 9, 2014

Increased solar and wind electricity generation in California are changing net load shapes

November 19, 2014

Solar photovoltaic output depends on orientation, tilt, and tracking

September 9, 2014

Natural gas, solar, and wind lead power plant capacity additions in first-half 2014

July 31, 2014

Nonhydro renewables now routinely surpass hydropower generation

June 25, 2014

California continues to set daily records for utility scale solar energy

April 30, 2014

Lower U.S. electricity demand growth would reduce fossil fuels’ projected generation share

April 18, 2014

Eleven states generated electricity from nonhydro renewables at double U.S. average

April 8, 2014

Half of power plant capacity additions in 2013 came from natural gas

January 31, 2014

NFL stadiums produce onsite energy with solar PV projects

December 20, 2013

U.S. electricity sales have decreased in four of the past five years

December 19, 2013

State Energy Profiles enhanced and renewables sections added

November 14, 2013

2013 completions of large solar thermal power plants mark technology gains

September 17, 2013

Most new residential solar PV projects in California program are not owned by homeowners

May 30, 2013

Feed-in tariff: A policy tool encouraging deployment of renewable electricity technologies

October 31, 2012

Utility-scale installations lead solar photovoltaic growth

October 24, 2012

New EIA data show total grid-connected photovoltaic solar capacity

August 20, 2012

Natural gas, renewables dominate electric capacity additions in first half of 2012

July 11, 2012

New transmission project will help California meet summer electric demand

May 15, 2012

Participation in electric net-metering programs increased sharply in recent years

May 9, 2012

Policies for compensating behind-the-meter generation vary by State

May 3, 2012

Renewable utility-scale electricity production differs by fuel among states

May 2, 2012

Electricity generation from non-hydro renewable sources varies by state

April 9, 2012

Shares of electricity generation from renewable energy sources up in many states

February 28, 2012

EIA projects U.S. non-hydro renewable power generation increases, led by wind and biomass

February 6, 2012

Renewable electricity generation in California includes variable and non-variable sources

February 3, 2012

Most states have Renewable Portfolio Standards

March 16, 2011

Concentrating solar power technologies offer utility-scale power production

March 10, 2011

Solar shipments up, prices down