U.S. cumulative renewable energy capacity 2008-2019

This statistic represents the cumulative non-hydropower renewable energy capacity in the United States from 2008 to 2019. In 2019, the United States had an estimated total of 199 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity. In 2014, the power-generating capacity of non-hydropower renewables was larger than hydropower capacity for the first time.

Cumulative capacity of non-hydro renewable energy in the U.S. from 2008 to 2019 (in gigawatts)*

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Release date

February 2020


United States

Survey time period

2008 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Excludes hydropower.

** Values are estimated, accounting for seasonality and is based on the latest monthly values through October 2019.

Figures compiled from several editions of the report and based on cumulative renewable capacity minus hydro capacity.

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