The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA) is projecting that wind and solar power will be the fastest growing sources of utility-scale electricity generation in the United States for the next two years. EIA forecasts that this will occur while the electricity market for the United States as a whole contracts by as much as 2% in 2019, and “shows very little growth” in 2020.
It is projected that electricity generation by utility scale solar power will grow by 10% in 2019, and by 17% in 2020. Wind generation is projected to grow by 12% and 14% in those two years. [click for full article]