Tag: capacity

  • US renewables’ annual capacity additions to triple in 10 years – WoodMac

    With the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) driving the economic competitiveness of renewables, annual capacity additions will nearly triple in 10 years to 110 gigawatts (GW), asserts Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac). US renewables’ annual capacity growth Speaking at the RE+ conference in Las Vegas, Chris Seiple, vice chairman, power and renewables for Wood Mackenzie, said: The…

  • Solar, wind provided majority of new US generating capacity in first half of 2023

    Photo by Amol Mande on Pexels.com Utility-scale solar and wind provided over half of new US generating capacity added in the first half of 2023, according to new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) data.  The SUN DAY campaign reviewed FERC’s latest monthly “Energy Infrastructure Update” report and found that of the 17,017 megawatts (MW) of…

  • Solar, wind likely to provide 25% of US electrical generating capacity within 3 years

    Utility-scale solar and wind are on track to provide 25% of the US’s installed electrical generating capacity within three years, according to newly released FERC data. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) latest monthly “Energy Infrastructure Update” (with data through May 31, 2023) reports that wind now accounts for 11.63% of total installed generating capacity,…

  • China’s solar is now at twice the capacity of its coal power – report

    Solar is growing at 33.7% year-on-year and is now at twice the capacity of coal power in China, according to a new report. Solar and coal in China Today, the China Electricity Council, a state-approved nonprofit national trade association, released its first-quarter report, the “Operational Situation of [the] Electric Power Industry.” As of the end…

  • For the first time, US EV charger capacity will overtake rooftop solar in 2023

    EV charger annual installed capacity is going to overtake distributed solar – that is, rooftop solar on individual homes and businesses – for the first time in 2023 in the US. EV charger annual installed capacity will reach 41 gigawatts (GW) by 2027, more than three times the expected solar annual additions that year, according…

  • Global installed wind power capacity just reached 1 TW

    After a 40-year effort, global installed wind power capacity reached 1 terawatt (TW) this month – but 2 TW will likely be achieved in less than seven years. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) uses 40 years as the benchmark because in the 1970s, Danish engineers began to experiment with designs that now serve as the…