In 2020, renewable power generation became the second largest source of electricity in the United States. According to the Energy Information Administration, renewable energy sources represented 21% of the electricity generated in the United States. This is the first time that renewable energy accounted for more generation than both coal (19%) and nuclear (20%).
Electricity generated from renewable sources has been steadily increasing in the US, especially since 2010. The EIA reports that wind turbines still represent the largest source of renewable electricity in the US, however the growth of solar has contributed significantly to the renewable portfolio mix. Construction costs have also contributed to the growth as the costs to build new wind and solar projects have declined considerably since 2013.