U.S. share of cumulative RPS capacity additions 2015, by technology

This statistic represents the distribution of cumulative renewable energy capacity additions in the United States that have been installed due to the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) as of 2015, broken down by technology. During this time, some 30 percent of the cumulative RPS capacity additions were from solar technologies. RPS has been used to increase renewable energy by requiring utilities to offer a specified amount of renewable energy by a given date.

Distribution of cumulative Renewables Portfolio Standards capacity additions in the U.S. between 2000 and 2015, by technology

Distribution of capacity additions
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Release date

April 2016


United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2015

Supplementary notes

RPS: Renewables Portfolio Standards

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