New research reveals UNITED STATE solar installments raised 3,000% in one decade

Oct 21, 2020 06:02 PM ET
  • In 2019, the United States produced 30-times a lot more solar energy and also greater than triple the amount of wind energy than it performed in 2010, according to a brand-new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center. The project, "Renewables increasing 2020," records the growth of five vital clean energy modern technologies throughout the past decade: solar energy, wind power, battery storage, power performance and electric cars.

In addition to the development in renewable resource, utility-scale battery storage boosted 20-fold considering that 2010, power intake per person declined thanks to enhancements in energy efficiency, and also more than one million electric automobiles were sold in the United States.

" People have actually constantly reaped the benefits of sunlight and wind, first to grow food, then to move ships ... as well as now, to power the 21st century," claimed Susan Rakov, chair of Environment America Research and also Policy Center's Clean Energy program. "Today nearly 50 million American homes depend on tidy, renewable energy from the sunlight and wind. These modern technologies have risen to the occasion. They are changing our energy landscape, as well as our future."

Together with a national summary, the report highlights states that have made the most advance in taking on solar as well as wind energy, boosting battery storage space capacity, boosting power effectiveness, and also transitioning to electrical cars.

" America's growth in clean energy is mostly the result of states doing something about it," said Emma Searson, 100% Renewable Campaign supervisor with Environment America Research & Policy Center. "Forward looking plans created to use each state's huge renewable resources are producing a virtuous cycle of technological advancements, falling prices and higher implementation."

The Golden State, North Carolina, Arizona, Nevada as well as Texas included one of the most solar energy between 2010 as well as 2019, while the Mid- and Southwest states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa and Illinois saw the most wind power growth. In Kansas and Oklahoma, wind generation grew nearly seven-fold throughout that time.

The New England states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts led the pack on performance improvements. Along with taking starting point for solar power growth by a wide margin, California likewise rated No. 1 for electric lorry charging stations as well as sales (adhered to by New York, Washington, Florida as well as Texas). The Golden State was likewise leading for growth in battery storage (adhered to by Illinois, Texas, Hawaii and also West Virginia), many thanks partially to solid policy leadership in the state.

" Renewables remain to beat all expectations," Searson claimed. "In the years in advance, we have an opportunity to reimagine our energy future with these technologies front as well as facility."