Most New Power Generated in the U.S. in 2022 Will be From Solar

Solar is projected to account for almost half of the new generating capacity added in the new year

It’s a new year, and the U.S. government has just released figures that forecast solar will be the single largest source of new energy produced in the country in 2022 by a wide margin.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that of the 45 gigawatts (GW) of new energy generation capacity added in 2022, almost half – a whopping 21.5 GW – will be from solar. That’s also an increase of over 50% from the 15.5 GW of solar capacity the U.S. added last year.

According to the EIA data, 2022 will also see an 84% increase in battery storage capacity, with lowered costs and deployment of batteries in conjunction with  renewable energy sources like solar cited as key factors for the massive growth.

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