Updated on Thursday, 9 September 2021 – 11:50
The North American Administration designs a 30-year massive installation plan to increase solar generation, which today covers only 3% of demand.
The president of the USA, Joe Biden, in a recent act in the White House.
The United States projects that by 2050 the 45% of the energy consumed by the country comes from the sun, a report from Joe Biden’s administration assures this Wednesday.
Achieving this goal requires “significant cost reduction, public policy support and large-scale electrification” of solar energy, explains the US Department of Energy.
In 2020, photovoltaic panels and solar thermal plants produced just under 80 gigawatts (GW) in the United States, which is equivalent to 3% of the country’s electricity demand, according to the document collected by ..
Solar energy deployment will need to increase from an average of 15 GW in 2020 to 30 GW annually through 2025, and 60 GW per year between 2025 and 2030, to achieve the ambitions presented in this report.
The administration of President Joe Biden, which has made the fight against climate change one of its priorities, is committed to investing massively in infrastructure, which is still being discussed in Congress.
“The study highlights the fact that solar power, our cheapest and fastest growing source of clean energy, could produce enough power to power every home in the United States by 2035 while simultaneously employing up to 1, 5 million people “, says the Energa secretary, Jennifer granholm, it’s a statement.
According to the scenario presented by its services, solar energy will represent 37% of electricity in 2035, and the rest will be produced by wind (36%), nuclear (11% -13%), hydroelectric (5% -6%) %), biomass and geothermal (1%).
This would be a radical departure from the current situation: in 2020, renewable energy produced 21% of the electricity in the United States, and the rest came from the natural gas (40%), nuclear (20%) and coal (19%).
In a letter addressed to policy makers, about 750 companies in the solar energy sector insist on the need to expand the support policies in force and install them in the long term. Quadrupling the current rate of installations by 2030 represents “a race against the clock,” they said while calling for tax advantages for investments in solar energy to be strengthened.
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