29 May '18, 3pm

Solar Now Providing Almost 2% Of U.S.’ Electrical Production https://t.co/sqfMSnZuSm

Renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind) accounted for 19.2% of net domestic electrical generation during the first quarter of 2018, according to a new SUN DAY Campaign analysis of data recently released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Notably, the latest issue of EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” (with data through March 31, 2018) reveals that wind power accounted for 7.8% of total electrical generation during the first three months of this year, exceeding – for the first time – that produced by hydropower (7.6%). Solar alone (utility-scale and distributed PV) is now providing 1.8% of the nation’s electrical production, according to SUN DAY. As such, it is now surpassing that supplied by either biomass (1.6%) or geothermal (0.4%). Moreover, the net electrical generation by solar (utility-scale and distributed PV) during ...

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