U.S. Electrical Generation By Wind Up 16% Over Last Year

The analysis notes that the growth in “total solar” (i.e., including distributed small-scale solar PV) was 28.7%, representing a 30.8% increase in utility-scale solar and a 24.0% increase in small-scale solar. Notably, during the month of August 2018 alone, wind-generated electricity was 43.2% higher than it was a year earlier.

Combined, in the first eight months of the year, wind and solar accounted for 9.0% of the nation’s electrical generation (wind at 6.6% and solar at 2.4%) and almost half (49.5%) of the total from all renewable energy sources.