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

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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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February 2017
United States
Survey time period
2008 to 2016
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* Excludes hydropower. Figures prior to 2014 are taken from previous annual reports.

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