The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects the largest increases in U.S. electric power generation this summer to come from renewable energy sources.

Wind and solar power generators will be the biggest contributors to the increase, both have grown steadily over recent years.

EIA estimates that by June 1, 2022, the U.S. electric power sector will have 65 GW of utility-scale solar-generating capacity, a 31% increase in solar capacity since last June.

Almost one-third of this new solar capacity has been built in the Texas electricity market.

The electric power sector will also have an estimated 138 GW of wind capacity online this June, a 12% increase from last June.

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