Combined Wind and Solar Made up at Least 20% of Electric Generation in 10 States in 2017
Oct. 11, 2018
The Energy Information Administration reported that wind and solar electric generation 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. Total annual generation from wind and solar in the United States in 2017 reached 8% for the year—peaking at 11% in April.