Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Power Plants in the US

Preliminary numbers for new power-generating capacity built in the US in 2016

Solar:                 9.5 gigawatts
Natural Gas:    8.0 gigawatts
Wind:                  6.8 gigawatts
Coal:                    0 gigawatts

The figure for new solar power is three times the amount built in 2015, which was twice the amount built in 2014. Of course even at that rate of growth, solar power only accounts for just over one percent of total power production in the US. But that is changing fast.

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