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American Wind and Solar Energy by the Numbers

Electricity buyers—whether they are utilities, municipalities, universities or Fortune 500 companies—are increasingly seeking to make wind and solar energy a major part of their energy portfolios. Wind and solar power comprised about half of all new U.S. electric capacity additions in 2018, representing $29 billion in new investment. Wind and solar powered nearly 9% of all U.S. electricity consumption last year.

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$29 Billion

invested in wind and solar in 2018
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500+

wind industry manufacturing sites
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600

solar industry manufacturing sites
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161 GW

of installed wind and solar power
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354,000

direct wind and solar jobs
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8.5 GW

of wind and solar purchased by corporate and industrial companies in 2018

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Allies & Partners

NREL
WRISE
Energy Foundation
AWEA
U.S. Department of Energy
Bloomberg
SEIA
Clean Grid Alliance
Interwest Energy Alliance
The Wind Coalition
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Stoney Creek, Pennsylvania wind farm
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Glenrock, Wyoming wind farm

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