Renewables account for 18% of U.S. electrical generation in first eight months of 2018

“Renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for over 18.0% of net domestic electrical generation during the first two-thirds of 2018, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

In addition, the latest issue of EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” (with data through August 31, 2018) reveals that solar and wind both showed strong growth with utility-scale solar expanding by 30.8% and wind by 16.0% compared to the first eight months of 2017. In fact, during the month of August 2018 alone, wind-generated electricity was 43.2% higher than a year earlier. Combined, wind and solar accounted for 9.0% of the nation’s electrical generation (wind – 6.6%, solar – 2.4%) and almost half (49.5%) of the total from all renewable energy sources.”

Click here to read more from Solar Power World.

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