Welcome To U.S. Solar Report

U.S. Solar Report is a home solar advocacy site designed to provide readers with the truth about the solar industry from the inside. Our primary objective is to save you money should you decide to go solar because it’s your home, your roof, and your money so you should be the beneficiary from its production.

Home solar is one of the leading scientific advancements in the past fifty years and has paved the path for the future of power creation and consumption.

Solar Power Has A Bright Future!

Try to imagine the impact solar will have on society a hundred years from now? Think about how clean the air will be because of renewable clean energy. Think about how much noise we live with every day and how much of an impact solar will have reducing noise pollution.

Each and every one of us is going to play a part in the advancement of solar. Just like the record industry couldn’t imagine vinyl records going away, it’s equally as hard to imagine oil not playing a major role in the global economy but that will be a reality a hundred years from now along with unimaginable improvements in efficiency of everything around us.

Our Purpose Is To Help Provide The Information You Need To Make An Informed Decision for Going Solar

ron-hunnewell-founder-editor-u-s-solar-report,I observed from the very beginning of home solar in Florida that there wasn’t any advocacy for the consumer. I was very disappointed to learn that all the information online was being provided by the companies selling solar. In my observation I thought it was the equivalent of propaganda because of the information they weren’t providing. U.S. Solar Report is here to provide that information to help you make an informed decision.

Ron Hunnewell Founder and Editor of U.S. Solar Report

Energy Information Administration Statistics & Analysis
  • Nonfossil sources accounted for 20% of U.S. energy consumption in 2019

    Overall energy consumption in the United States totaled 100 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2019, only slightly less than the record set in 2018 and the third-highest level of annual U.S. energy consumption ever. About 20% of U.S. energy consumption in 2019 came from sources other than fossil fuels. Several energy sources hit record consumption values in 2019, based on data in the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Monthly Energy Review: natural gas, nuclear, wind, and solar.

  • U.S. commercial crude oil inventories reach all-time high

    Recent declines in demand for petroleum products have led commercial crude oil inventories in the United States to reach an all-time high of 541 million barrels as of the week ending June 19, which is 5 million barrels more than the previous record set in late March 2017, according to data in the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

  • U.S. refinery capacity sets new record as of January 1, 2020

    U.S. operable atmospheric crude oil distillation capacity increased 0.9% during 2019, reaching a record of 19.0 million barrels per calendar day (b/cd), up 0.2 million b/cd from the previous record of 18.8 million b/cd the year before. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) annual Refinery Capacity Report, U.S. operable crude oil distillation unit (CDU) capacity has increased slightly in seven of the past eight years.

  • U.S. crude oil and natural gas production in 2019 hit records with fewer rigs and wells

    Increases in drilling efficiency pushed U.S. crude oil and natural gas production to establish new records of 12.2 million barrels per day (b/d) and 111.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), respectively, in 2019. Using preliminary data for 2019, the average active rig count per month was 943, and the average count of new wells drilled per month was 1,400, according to Baker Hughes rig data and IHS Markit well data. Both the number of active rigs and the number of wells drilled were at their lowest levels in more than 45 years, despite the record production. One factor that has contributed to the increase in production has been the ability to contact more of the formation using horizontal drilling. The average footage drilled per well was 15,000 feet per well in 2019, reflecting longer horizontal well lengths.

  • Puerto Rico's electricity generation mix changed following early 2020 earthquakes

    According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) latest Power Plant Operations Report, electricity generation in Puerto Rico has shifted toward heavier reliance on petroleum following two earthquakes that struck 9 miles off the southwest coast of Puerto Rico earlier this year.