Tag Archive: Energy Information Administration

May 03

Renewable Energy Sources Now Almost One-Fifth Of The Nation’s Total Generating Capacity

WIND + SOLAR PROVIDE MAJORITY OF NEW GENERATING CAPACITY IN FIRST QUARTER 2017   Washington DC – According to the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) monthly “Energy Infrastructure Update” (with data through March 31, 2017), wind and solar provided 50.84% of the new electrical generating capacity added to the U.S. grid during …

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Mar 20

IN FEBRUARY, SOLAR + WIND = 81% OF NEW U.S. ELECTRICAL GENERATING CAPACITY

RENEWABLE SOURCES PROVIDE 92% OF NEW CAPACITY FOR FIRST TWO MONTHS OF 2014    According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, wind and solar provided 80.9% of new installed U.S. electrical generating capacity for the month of February. Five new “units” of wind provided …

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Feb 21

RENEWABLE ENERGY OFF TO A FAST START IN 2014

99% OF NEW U.S. ELECTRICAL GENERATING CAPACITY IN JANUARY FROM SOLAR, GEOTHERMAL, WIND, BIOMASS According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, non-hydro renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, wind) accounted for more than 99% of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed during January …

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Dec 19

RENEWABLE ENERGY PROVIDES 100% OF ALL NEW U.S. ELECTRICAL GENERATING CAPACITY IN NOVEMBER 2013

FERC’s LATEST DATA UNDERMINES EIA’s PROJECTIONS OF SLOW RENEWABLE ENERGY GROWTH TO 2040 According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, solar, biomass, wind, geothermal, and hydropower “units” provided 394 MW – or 100% – of all new electrical generation placed in-service in November 2013. There was …

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Oct 14

Solar Panel Leasing Incentives

Zero-Down Solar Leasing for New Homes The solar PV market has been though a lot of changes in the last couple of years. Since Solarcity introduced the model of zero-down solar leasing back in 2006 many solar providers (including SunRun, Sungevity, SunPower and Real Goods Solar) have followed suit. Third-party-ownership has become the preferred way to …

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