Wind and solar power plant in the US. Featured Image: welcomia/Shutterstock.com
The US has added 660 MW of renewable power capacity and 2,925 MW of natural gas-fired plants during the month of April, according to statistics by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Among the larger renewable energy projects to go online in April are the 298-MW Kingfisher wind park and the 150-MW Grant Wind farm in Oklahoma. Desert Stateline LLC’s 224-MW solar plant in San Bernardino County, California was also brought online in full.
The following table gives more details about the US’ renewables additions since the start of the year.
The country's installed wind and solar power generation capacity now stands at 75.22 GW and 16.66 GW, respectively. Wind power accounts for 6.43% of the US power mix, while solar has a 1.42% share.