The US added 16.5 GW of PV in 2020

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BCSE President Lisa Jacobson explained, “Global supply chain disruptions, workforce protection measures, and policy uncertainty required adaptation across the industry.” “In a year when so much went sideways, it was a blockbuster year for renewable energy build,” added Ethan Zindler, BNEF’s head of Americas.

“Decarbonization of U.S. energy accelerated in 2020, and the benefits will be felt for years to come.” Looking at the country’s overall power mix, the report also found that renewables’ contribution to the U.S. power grid set another record in 2020, rising 11% year-over-year.

Renewable energy, including hydropower, generated a fifth of U.S. power last year.