Quick access to main page (top) Direct access to main contents Quick access to main page (bottom)

Solar Power Takes the Lead in Texas, Leaving Coal in the Dust

globalautonews Views  

ORIGINAL LINK: https://m.post.naver.com/viewer/postView.naver?volumeNo=37610780&memberNo=32414000

In March 2024, solar power generation in the United States produced 3.26 million MWh, surpassing the 2.96 million MWh produced by coal. This marks the first time that solar power has outperformed coal in Texas.

According to power generation data from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), coal’s market share has dropped below 10% for the first time in history, slightly exceeding 9%. This downward trend started a decade ago but accelerated after solar power first appeared in the power generation data in 2016-2017, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) hourly power grid monitor, solar power generation reached 3.26 million MWh in March 2024. With this increase, the share of solar power in ERCOT’s power generation exceeded 10% for the first time in a month.

Texas ranks first in solar power generation capacity within the United States. In March 2024, the generation increased by 1.17 million MWh, a 56% increase compared to the previous month.

For the entire United States, coal’s share of power production was less than 15% every day in March. The market share of coal in Korea also fell to 11.25% on March 29, recording its lowest daily rate.

globalautonews
content@viewusglobal.com

Comments0

300

Comments0

[WORLD] Latest Stories

  • President Biden's Attempt to Appeal to Black Voters
  • Will Donald Trump's Return as US President Boost Bitcoin Value?
  • U.S. Defense Vulnerability Exposed by Rising Climate Extremes
  • U.S. and Allies Slam ICC's 'Outrageous' Warrant Against Israeli Leaders
  • From Diplomacy to Outrage: How ICC's Recent Decisions Complicate U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Middle East Unrest Pushes Investors Towards Gold and Silver

Weekly Best Articles

  • President Biden’s Attempt to Appeal to Black Voters
  • North Korean Golfers Seen Wearing Nike Gear: Contraband or Elite Privilege?
  • Will Donald Trump’s Return as US President Boost Bitcoin Value?
  • U.S. Defense Vulnerability Exposed by Rising Climate Extremes
  • Amal Clooney Advocates for Arrest Warrants in War Crimes Case Involving Israel and Hamas
  • TikTok Video Praising Kim Jong Un Blocked: Sparks National Security Concerns in South Korea
  • Online Shopping Addiction? More Americans Buying During Work
  • U.S. and Allies Slam ICC’s ‘Outrageous’ Warrant Against Israeli Leaders
  • From Diplomacy to Outrage: How ICC’s Recent Decisions Complicate U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Kang Daniel to Close His Entertainment Business Following Major Scandals
  • Why Google’s Choosing Finland for Its AI Expansion
  • Unexpected Friendship: Elon Musk and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol

You May Also Like

  • 1
    Why Google's Choosing Finland for Its AI Expansion

    BUSINESS 

  • 2
    Unexpected Friendship: Elon Musk and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol

    BUSINESS 

  • 3
    South Korean Court Orders Parents to Pay Compensation in Place of Their Minor

    ASIA 

  • 4
    Steel Showdown: U.S. Industry Braces for Surge in Chinese Imports

    ASIA 

  • 5
    iPhone 16 Color Update: What's In and What's Out This Season

    LATEST 

Popular Now

  • 1
    Marriage Reboot: Over Half of Married Couples Would Opt Out If Given a Second Chance

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 2
    North Korean Hackers Strike Again

    ASIA 

  • 3
    Target Slashes Prices on Thousands of Items: From Diapers to Dairy!

    BUSINESS 

  • 4
    China Warns: Taiwan's Push for Independence is a 'Dead-End Road'

    ASIA 

  • 5
    Apple Cuts iPhone Prices by Over 20% in China to Boost Sales

    BUSINESS 

Weekly Best Articles

  • President Biden’s Attempt to Appeal to Black Voters
  • North Korean Golfers Seen Wearing Nike Gear: Contraband or Elite Privilege?
  • Will Donald Trump’s Return as US President Boost Bitcoin Value?
  • U.S. Defense Vulnerability Exposed by Rising Climate Extremes
  • Amal Clooney Advocates for Arrest Warrants in War Crimes Case Involving Israel and Hamas
  • TikTok Video Praising Kim Jong Un Blocked: Sparks National Security Concerns in South Korea
  • Online Shopping Addiction? More Americans Buying During Work
  • U.S. and Allies Slam ICC’s ‘Outrageous’ Warrant Against Israeli Leaders
  • From Diplomacy to Outrage: How ICC’s Recent Decisions Complicate U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Kang Daniel to Close His Entertainment Business Following Major Scandals
  • Why Google’s Choosing Finland for Its AI Expansion
  • Unexpected Friendship: Elon Musk and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol

Must-Reads

  • 1
    Why Google's Choosing Finland for Its AI Expansion

    BUSINESS 

  • 2
    Unexpected Friendship: Elon Musk and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol

    BUSINESS 

  • 3
    South Korean Court Orders Parents to Pay Compensation in Place of Their Minor

    ASIA 

  • 4
    Steel Showdown: U.S. Industry Braces for Surge in Chinese Imports

    ASIA 

  • 5
    iPhone 16 Color Update: What's In and What's Out This Season

    LATEST 

Popular Now

  • 1
    Marriage Reboot: Over Half of Married Couples Would Opt Out If Given a Second Chance

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 2
    North Korean Hackers Strike Again

    ASIA 

  • 3
    Target Slashes Prices on Thousands of Items: From Diapers to Dairy!

    BUSINESS 

  • 4
    China Warns: Taiwan's Push for Independence is a 'Dead-End Road'

    ASIA 

  • 5
    Apple Cuts iPhone Prices by Over 20% in China to Boost Sales

    BUSINESS 

Share it on...