Solar Panels Produced 1.9% as Much Energy as Fossil Fuels in 2021

Posted on AllSides June 24th, 2022
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Solar panels produced only 1.9 percent as much energy in the United States in 2021 as did fossil fuels, according to data published by U.S. Department of Energy.

When the energy produced by windmills is added to the energy produced by solar panels, those two sources combined produced 6.2 percent as much energy as fossil fuels in 2021.

In fact, all renewable energy sources combined—including hydroelectric power, geothermal power, solar power, wind power and biomass power—produced only 15.9 percent as much power last year as fossil fuels.

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