A Renewable America educates the public and key decision makers about the economic benefits of American-made renewable electricity.
With recent cost declines - 66 percent for wind power and 85 percent for solar since 2009 - the renewable sector is experiencing rapid growth, which is driving new investment, creating jobs, and adding new tax revenue for communities across the nation. ARA helps deliver that message by recruiting, training, and mobilizing renewable businesses, their supply chain, and purchasers, to relay localized facts about these economic benefits. ARA is a project of the Wind Energy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization,
Wind power is now often the lowest-cost source of new electricity generation, even without government incentives. This growing industry employs over 102,000 workers across all 50 states.
Driven by record-low costs, U.S. solar power had its best year ever 2016, growing 95 percent. Over 14 gigawatts of new solar power was installed last year, more than any other source for the first time ever. Solar employs over 260,000 American workers.
Expanding and upgrading America's high-voltage electric power transmission system will enable the delivery of more wind and solar power from our country’s remote areas to population centers.
Rapidly falling costs and the increasing demand for low-cost renewable energy are leading to the expansion of the storage market. The industry is projecting 6 gigawatts of new installations in 2017.