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Source: DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

 

A new report by the U.S. Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy documents the accelerated deployment of five clean energy technologies thriving in the U.S. market: wind, utility-scale and rooftop solar technologies, electric vehicles and highly efficient LED lighting. According to he report, Revolution Now 2016, in 2015

  • Wind and solar PV accounted for over two thirds of all new generating capacity installed;
  • Land-based wind accounted for 41 percent of all new capacity brought online.
  • Utility-scale solar generated enough electricity to power more than 2 million homes. It also represented 15 percent of all newly installed capacity.
  • More than 1 million distributed PV systems were installed on American homes and businesses.
  • Total installations of A-type LED bulbs exceeded 200 million, 160 percent higher than 2014.

As economies of scale grew, all these technologies also saw rapid decreases in cost.

– via U.S. Department of Energy

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