Cumulative capacity of renewable energy in the U.S. from 2008 to 2016, by technology (in gigawatts)*

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GeothermalBiomass, biogas, waste-to-energySolarWind
20083.111.11.225.8
20093.211.51.936.1
20103.311.82.840.7
20113.3124.947.2
20123.412.38.161
20133.5131361.8
20143.5132166
20154142775
20164144083

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This statistic represents the cumulative non-hydropower renewable capacity in the United States from 2008 to 2016, by technology. In 2012, the United States had 12.3 gigawatts of biomass, biogas, and waste-to-energy capacity. In 2014, the power-generating capacity of non-hydropower renewables was larger than hydropower capacity for the first time.
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Release date
February 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2008 to 2016
Supplementary notes
* Excludes hydropower. Figures prior to 2014 are taken from previous annual reports.

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