Large-scale solar installations will outstrip wind in the US for the first time next year as federal support for the latter wanes, predicted the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The EIA expects in 2022 utility solar capacity installations will trounce those for wind with 17GW versus 6GW. In 2021, new wind of 17GW will narrowly exceed PV with 16GW, said the government agency.

EIA said much of the slowing growth in wind capacity additions can be attributed to the declining value of federal tax credits versus those for solar.