From 4% - 45% : THE BLUEPRINT FOR SOLAR POWER

Department of Energy, U.S.

Oct 22, 2021

Supportive decarbonisation policies and advanced technologies are needed to achieve this goal.

New plans have been made by the Biden Administration to move towards solar by 2050, producing half of the nation's electricity from the sun. The blueprint shows that by 2035, 40% of power will be from solar energy. These steps are taken to fight climate change, create economic opportunities and provide accessibility all over America. To achieve this, installation of solar panels needs to be doubled every year for four years and double it again in 2030.


On a zero carbon grid solar energy can provide 1,600GW which can produce electricity to the residential and commercial buildings more than it normally consumes. According to Energy.gov, the study finding includes: A clean grid requires massive, equitable deployment of diverse, sustainable energy sources - wind (36%), nuclear (11%-13%), hydroelectric (5%-6%) and bio power/geothermal (1%) and installation of 30GW solar capacity per year between now and 2025 and 60GW per year from 2025-2030 is a must. A decarbonized power sector will create millions of cross-sector jobs employing 500,000 to 1.5million people by 2035.


New tools that increase grid flexibility, like storage and advanced inverters, as well as transmission expansion, will help to move solar energy to all pockets of America – wind and solar combined will provide 90% of electricity by 2050. A renewable-based grid will create significant health and cost savings – carbon reduction and improved air quality will save $1.1 trillion to $1.7 trillion. Supportive decarbonisation policies and advanced technologies are needed to further reduce the cost of solar energy.


There will be a strain on the manufacturing and energy industry and a quick training is needed for the workers. Trade disputes can be a challenge with the import ban through the USA. There will be a high usage of batteries to store energy and more places to plug in electric cars to recharge. This action calls for planning and a continuous lookout.


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