U.S. Renewable Energy Industry - Statistics & Facts

U.S. Renewable Energy Industry - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and Facts about Renewable Energy in the U.S.

In 2011, U.S. electricity generation from renewable energy sources grew by around 22 percent compared to the previous year. Hydroelectric conventional power was the most important renewable energy source in 2011. With about 182 terawatt hours worth of electricity, wind power was ranked second and solar sources were ranked last; around 18.3 terawatt hours of solar power were generated in 2014.

In 2014, a total of around 98 British thermal units of primary energy were consumed in the United States. In that year, renewable energy sources accounted for around 9.4 percent of total U.S. energy consumption. The United States is expected to consume approximately 14 quadrillion British thermal units of renewable energy in 2040.

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