Jun 15, 2017

Wind and Solar in March accounted for 10% of U.S. electricity generation for first time



JUNE 14, 2017

Wind and solar in March accounted for 10% of U.S. electricity generation for first time


Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly


For the first time, monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) exceeded 10% of total electricity generation in the United States, based on March data in EIA’s Electric Power Monthly. Electricity generation from both of these energy sources has grown with increases in wind and solar generating capacity. On an annual basis, wind and solar made up 7% of total U.S. electric generation in 2016.

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