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U.S. renewables could reach 50% of generation by 2030

January 19, 2015

A recent report by the International Renewable Energy Agency says U.S. renewables could reach 50% of generation by 2030.  It envisions a five-fold increase in onshore wind capacity—most of it installed in the central U.S. plains—from 63 GW in 2014 to 314 GW by 2030.  Another 40 GW of offshore wind capacity would also be needed. Solar—photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power—would also rise dramatically, from around 16 GW currently to 135 GW in 2030.  About one-third of PV capacity would be distributed.  Read the full report here: http://www.irena.org/REmap/IRENA_REmap_USA_report_2015.pdf