Renewable Sources Account For Most New U.S. Power Capacity

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Wind and solar were responsible for nearly all the new capacity, with new wind capacity slightly ahead of solar.

FERC expects these trends to continue for the foreseeable future. The non-profit SUN DAY Campaign analyzed FERC data and estimated that “net additions to generating capacity by utility-scale wind and solar in the U.S. could total 116 GW by December 2020 — effectively doubling their current installed capacity of 115.5 GW.”

The recent past and foreseeable future in the power industry are all about this shift in the direction of renewable energy sources.

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