2020

US Solar Industry in 2020 saw Jobs Decline by 6.7% From 2019: Report

The US solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop in jobs from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7 percent drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2020 released by […]

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Record Fall in Coal Generation in 2020, but Emissions Remained High: Ember

New research has revealed a record fall in coal generation in 2020, however, power sector emissions were still higher than in 2015. New research has revealed that China was the only G20 country that saw a large increase in coal generation in the pandemic year. Globally there was a record fall in coal generation in […]

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US Solar Industry Installed Record 19.2 GW Capacity in 2020: Report

The US solar industry grew 43% and installed a record 19.2 GW of capacity in 2020, according to the US Solar Market Insight 2020 report The US solar industry grew 43 percent and installed a record 19.2 gigawatts (GW dc) of capacity in 2020, according to the US Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review report, released by the […]

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6 GW Offshore Wind Capacity Added Globally in 2020, 50% Plus in China: GWEC

The global offshore wind industry had its 2nd best year ever in 2020 installing over 6 GW of new capacity, driven by a record year in China. According to the latest data released by GWEC Market Intelligence, the global offshore wind industry had its second-best year ever in 2020 installing over 6 GW of new […]

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Record 33.6 GW of Wind and Solar Capacity Added to US Grid in 2020: BNEF

A new report has found that in a year faced with COVID-19, a record 33.6 GW of wind and solar capacity was added to the US grid in 2020. Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic and sharp economic contraction, the US clean energy sectors showed strong resilience in 2020, continuing a decade-long growth trend, BloombergNEF (BNEF) […]

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Europe Invested a Record €26 bn in Offshore Wind in 2020: Report

Despite COVID constraints, Europe confirmed a record amount of EUR 26.3 billion of investments in new offshore wind farms in 2020. Despite COVID constraints, Europe confirmed a record amount of EUR 26.3 billion of investments in new offshore wind farms in 2020. This will finance 7.1 GW of new offshore wind which will be built […]

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Mitsubishi Power Bagged Storage Orders Worth 151,000 MWh in Americas in 2020

Mitsubishi Power has claimed the number one market share position in the Americas in 2020 with 151,000 MWh in energy storage orders Mitsubishi Power has claimed the number one market share position in the Americas in 2020 with orders for 151,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy storage capacity of all durations. The all-duration category covers utility-scale […]

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ENGIE NA Added Nearly 2 GW of Renewable Energy in the US in 2020

ENGIE North America has announced that it added nearly 2 GW of renewable energy in the US in 2020, as part of its commitment to deliver 9 GW of renewable energy capacity globally between 2019 and 2021. These new clean energy capacities will offset nearly 2.1 million metric tons of carbon and bring the firm’s […]

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Pandemic Wiped out 429,000 Clean Energy Jobs in USA in 2020: Report

Due to the hard-hitting impacts of the pandemic, the US clean energy industry finished 2020 with its fewest number of workers/ jobs since 2015. Due to the hard-hitting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the clean energy industry finished 2020 with its fewest number of workers since 2015. It also marked the first year clean energy […]

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