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Wind & Solar Capacity Climb

November 9,2017-
Screen Shot 2017-08-06 at 8.28.35 AMUS wind electricity generating capacity at the end of 2016 was
82 gigawatts (GW) says the Energy Information Agency. EIA
expects wind capacity additions in the forecast to bring total wind
capacity to 88 GW by the end of 2017 and to 96 GW by the end
of 2018.

Regards solar, total utility-scale solar electricity generating
capacity at the end of 2016 was 22 GW. EIA expects solar
capacity additions in the forecast will bring total utility-scale solar
capacity to 27 GW by the end of 2017 and to 31 GW by the end
of 2018.

California is the undisputed leader in solar energy production with
an installed capacity of nearly 14 GW at end of 2016.

Governor Jerry Brown has set an overall goal of adding 20,000
MW (20 GW) of renewable generation in California by 2020,
composed of 8,000 MW of large-scale renewable generation and
12,000 MW of renewable distributed generation including both
solar and wind.

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