Renewables represent 73 percent of electricity generating capacity gains in 2021 :
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Renewables represent 73 percent of electricity generating capacity gains in 2021 :

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Renewables represent 73 percent of electricity generating capacity gains in 2021 :
In an inventory of electricity generators for 2021, the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that the bulk of 39.7 GW of new electricity generating capacity for the year will come from renewable sources.

Solar stands to gain the most this year, representing 39 percent of new capacity, but it will be closely followed by wind generation, at 31 percent. Another 3 percent will come from a new nuclear reactor at the Vogtle power plant in Georgia. Both battery storage and natural gas are expected to expand by gigawatts worth of capacity as well.

For solar, these additions can be split into two parts: utility-scale solar photovoltaic capacity and small-scale. Utility-scale should reach 15.4 GW of new capacity this year, breaking the previous 12 GW record for a single year, set in 2020. Most of this will be focused on Texas, Nevada, California, and North Carolina. However, even small-scale solar is getting a 4.1 GW boost.

The data is compiled from : dailyenergyinsider.com/



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