Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wind and Solar Energy Make Up 100% of New US Electricity Capacity in September

Global temperatures in September matched a record for the hottest September ever. It was also a very hot month for renewable energy. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), wind and solar energy accounted for all new electricity capacity added to America’s grid in September. Wind and solar, although still trailing fossil fuels, collectively account for 40% of all new generating capacity added since January 2012. According to FERC, solar now accounts for 0.31% and wind 4.43% of total installed generating capacity on the U.S. power grid. Read more »