Renewable energy accounts for 14.3% of total US power

Renewable energy sources has accounted for 14.3percent of total U.S. electrical generation in the first half of the year, according to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Solar power generation in U.S. has escalated with more than double the value, recorded in the first half of 2014.

Overall, electrical generation from non-hydro renewables has increased 10.4percent every year.

EIA’s latest Electric Power Monthly report statistics indicates that solar, wind, geothermal and biomass together constituted 7.3 percent share of electrical generation.


Entire electrical generation from non-hydro renewable energy sources expanded by 10.4 percent compared to the first half of 2013.

Solar-generated electricity more than doubled, growing by 115.7percent, while wind power increased by 9percent compared to 2013, accounting for 5percent of the nation’s electrical generation during the first six months of the year. Biomass also recorded 4percent growth.

Moreover, the net U.S. electrical generation from all renewable sources combined grew by 2.73 percent.

Recently, EIA was forecasting that renewables would not reach 14 percent of U.S. electrical generation until the year 2040. Even the current 14.3percent figure understates the real contribution from renewables in as much as EIA’s data does not fully reflect distributed and off-grid generation, stated, Ken Bossong, executive director, Sun Day Campaign.

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