[ RadSafe ] Solar Generated Less Than 1% of U.S. Electricity in First Half of 2016. By Barbara Hollingsworth, Sept 29, 2016

Maury maurysis at peoplepc.com
Tue Oct 4 04:24:33 CDT 2016

*Solar Generated Less Than 1% of U.S. Electricity in First Half of 2016**
**By Barbara Hollingsworth**
**  Sep 29, 2016 | 4:16 PM EDT**
**(CNSNews.com) – Solar energy accounted for less than one percent of 
the total electricity generated in the U.S. during the first six months 
of 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 
latest Monthly Energy Review.**
**Table 7.2a of the report shows that the U.S. generated a total of 
1,951,350 million kilowatthours (kWh) of electricity from January 
through June of this year. But solar-generated electricity made up only 
a small fraction of the total.**
**Natural gas accounted for the most electricity generated (655,490 
million kWh), followed by coal (549,441 million kWh), nuclear (400,425 
million kWh), conventional hydroelectric power (151,064 million kWh), 
wind (116,220 million kWh), and wood (19,712 million kWh).**
**Despite the falling costs and rising efficiency of solar panels, just 
16,906 million kWh of electricity was generated by solar power during 
the first half of 2016, according to the EIA. That equals about 0.866 
percent of the total of 1,951,350 million kWh generated during the period.*

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