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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 50% of all new U.S. electric capacity additions in 2017, representing over $25 billion in new investment. Wind and solar powered just over 8% of the total U.S. electricity consumption in the last year.

$173 Billion

invested in wind and solar energy

500

wind industry manufacturing sites

600

solar industry manufacturing sites

145 GW

of installed wind and solar power

474,000

direct wind and solar jobs

13.1 GW

of wind and solar purchased by corporate and industrial companies in the last 6 years

Latest WSA Reports

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In the News

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Allies & Partners

Glenrock, Wyoming wind farm
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Stoney Creek, Pennsylvania wind farm
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Glenrock, Wyoming wind farm

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