U.S. Renewables After 8 Years Of Obama

Last Modified: Wed Jan 11 2017 19:52:10 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 31 GW
    installed capacity - Solar. Up 26x since 2008 (1.2 GW).
  • 75 GW
    installed capacity - Wind - up 3x times since 2008 (25 GW).
  • 50
    solar PV plants greater than 100 MW capacity. In 2008 there were none.
  • 54%
    drop in cost of rooftop solar since 2008.
  • 64%
    drop in cost of utility solar since 2008.
  • 41%
    drop in cost of on-shore wind energy since 2008.
  • 2 million
    homes powered by solar energy.
  • 600,000
    people in the United States employed in the low carbon electricity generation sector.
  • 1.9 million
    Americans are employed in energy efficiency.