In a sign of things to come, Hawaii has set a goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045, up from 18% now – pretty amazing!
This is the trend we have all been waiting for.
In 2015, a record 9.1 gigawatts (GW) of solar and 8.9 GW of wind will be installed in the US, forecasts Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). 13.6 GW of wind are under construction in 100 projects, says American Wind Energy Association.
In Iowa, MidAmerican Energy announced another $1.5 billion investment in wind – 922 megawatts. When the two projects come online next year, wind will account for 57% of the utility’s capacity in the state.