U.S. Renewable and Clean Energy Industries Set Sights on Market Majority

News Release: Solar Energy Industries Association, American Wind Energy Association, National Hydropower Association, Energy Storage Association

For the first time, the American wind, solar, hydropower, and storage associations have come together to announce a shared vision of renewables reaching a majority of U.S. electricity generation by 2030.

Washington, D.C. – Within a decade, more than half of the electricity generated in the U.S. will come from clean, renewable resources supported by energy storage, according to a joint commitment today from the American wind, solar, hydropower, and energy storage industries. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), National Hydropower Association (NHA), and Energy Storage Association (ESA) have agreed to actively collaborate across their industry segments to achieve this target.

The four industries have released a set of joint advocacy principles that will enable them to realize this bold vision of a majority renewables grid. Along with increased collaboration, these shared principles include building a more resilient, efficient, sustainable, and affordable grid; achieving carbon reductions; and advancing greater competition through fair market rules. Each of these areas is critical to attaining the shared vision for 2030. The leaders of the four industry associations gathered today to announce the shared vision during the first CLEANPOWER annual conference for businesses across the renewable and clean energy spectrum. Read the entire news release here.

The Clean Power Decade: Webinar Recording Available

A new decade is at hand and with it a new era for wind and solar power and energy storage. There is another year to qualify for the PTC or ITC, offshore wind is expected to take-off in a big way, and hybrid projects are becoming more prevalent. On May 27th, industry-leading consultants discussed what the decade holds for wind, solar, and storage over the next ten years.

  • Moderator: John Hensley, Vice President, Research & Analytics, AWEA
  • Celeste Wanner, Manager, Research & Analytics, AWEA
  • Rafael McDonald, Director – IHS Markit, North American Renewable Power
  • Dan Shreve,  Head of Global Wind Energy Research, Wood Mackenzie
  • Tom Harries, Head of Wind Research, BloombergNEF

Download the recording here.