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  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    New Energy Dominated 2016 U.S. Power Build

    Renewable generation capacity expected to account for most 2016 capacity additions

    January 10, 2017 (U.S. Energy Information Administration)

    “…EIA expects 24 gigawatts (GW) of new generating capacity to be added to the power grid during 2016…[Renewable capacity additions are often highest in the final months of the year…[but, for] the third consecutive year, more than half of these additions are renewable technologies, especially wind and solar…Most renewable generation comes from the Western census division, which accounted for the majority of the hydroelectric (63%) and solar (77%) generation in the United States in 2016. Wind generation was more evenly spread across the country with 37% occurring in the Midwest, 35% in the South, 24% in the West, and the remaining 4% in the Northeast…As of October 2016, the United States had a total of 12.6 GW of small-scale solar PV installed…[with 56% in] the residential sector, 36% in the commercial sector, and 8% in the industrial sector…” click here for more

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