US Electricity: Solar Up 15%, Wind Up 9%

Exceprt.  “We’ve been writing for a while that solar and wind power are the cheapest options on the market for new power capacity in many if not most places. That is also shown by the power plants that companies across the United States choose to install. While natural gas is still seen as cheaper in certain regions, it is being pushed out as time goes on and as renewable energy costs continue to drop. In the first 10 months of 2019, it had slightly more new installed capacity than renewables, but the end of the year is big for renewables and it’s expected that they finished the year with over 50% of new power capacity (we’ll have the final 2019 numbers in a couple of months).”

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