2018-12-10
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/29672-eia-report-generation-electricity-wind-solar-california-states-iowa-usa

EIA Report: Renewables Reached More Than 20% in Some U.S. States in 2017

Image: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly Image: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly
The rise of renewable energy in the U.S. continued

Official Press Release EIA:

Combined wind and solar made up at least 20% of electric generation in 10 states in 2017

Wind and solar electric generation, including small-scale solar photovoltaics, reached or exceeded 20% of total generation in 10 states in 2017.

During some months in 2017, wind accounted for more than 50% of in-state electricity generation in Iowa and Kansas, and solar accounted for more than 20% of in-state electricity generation in California. Total annual generation from wind and solar in the United States in 2017 reached 8% for the year and peaked at 11% in April of that year. Wind and solar resources are unique among sources of electricity. Unlike most other generating technologies, grid operators generally do not dispatch wind and solar generation because these generators produce electricity only when the associated resources are available. Even so, some wind... ... More: Official Press Release EIA

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