U.S. renewable energy electric power capacity and generation forecast 2019-2050

This statistic gives outlook figures on the renewable energy net summer capacity and generation in the United States between 2019 and 2050. In 2020, a capacity of some 259 gigawatts is expected available in the electric power sector through renewable sources.

Projected U.S. renewable energy electric power sector capacity and generation from 2019 to 2050

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

* Net summer capacity.
Figures are projections based on a business-as-usual trend estimate, given known technology and technological and demographic trends.

Includes grid-connected electricity from conventional hydroelectric, wood and wood waste, landfill gas, biogenic municipal solid waste, other biomass, wind, photovoltaic and solar thermal sources, and non-electric energy from renewable sources, such as active and passive solar systems, and wood; and both the ethanol and gasoline components of E85, but not the ethanol component of blends less than 85 percent. Excludes electricity imports using rnewable sources and nonmarketed renewable energy.
** Projections in the EIA reference case projection, a business-as-usual trend estimate, given known technology and technological and demographic trends.

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