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Solar and wind still lead generating capacity additions

Solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources (including biomass, geothermal, and hydropower) added more than 2,250 MW of new generating capacity each month during 2021.

That was according to the SUN DAY Campaign, which based its finding on data from both the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The report said that according to the FERC’s “Energy Infrastructure Update” (with data through October 31), utility-scale renewable facilities at least 1 MW in size added 18,255 MW of new generating capacity during the first 10 months of 2021.

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