Renewable Energy Sources, YSG Solar
August 7, 2019

The demand for renewable energy has skyrocketed in recent years, with many activists petitioning for cleaner air and sustainable solutions to our energy needs. Although more than half of US energy output is still coming from finite resources, many states are taking it upon themselves to have majority clean energy by 2050. As a result, the use of renewable resources such as solar, hydro, and wind energy, has become increasingly popular. 

Below are the Top 20 States producing the most renewable energy as of 2017:


#20. New Mexico

% of Electricity from Renewables: 17.7%

Renewable Electricity Produced: 5,933 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 33,566 GWh


#19. Nebraska 

% of Electricity from Renewables: 19.3%

Renewable Electricity Produced: 6,945 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 35,937 GWh


#18. New Hampshire 

% of Electricity from Renewables: 19.9% 

Renewable Electricity Produced: 3,483 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 17,494 GWh


#17. Colorado 

% of Electricity from Renewables: 23.4% 

Renewable Electricity Produced: 12,686 GWh 

Total Electricity Produced: 54,318 GWh 


#16. Nevada 

% of Electricity from Renewables: 24.8% 

Renewable Electricity Produced: 9,414 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 37,967 GWh  


#15. Minnesota

% of Electricity from Renewables: 24.9%

Renewable Electricity Produced: 14,885 GWh

Total Electricity Produced:  59,701 GWh 


#14. New York

% of Electricity from Renewables: 27.8%

Renewable Electricity Produced: 35,505 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 127,880 GWh


#13. North Dakota 

% of Electricity from Renewables: 31.8% 

Renewable Electricity Produced: 13,029 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 40,931GWh


#12. Alaska 

% of Electricity from Renewables: 33.3%

Renewable Electricity Produced: 1,987 GWh 

Total Electricity Produced: 5,971 GWh 


#11. Oklahoma

% of Electricity from Renewables: 36.1%

Renewable Electricity Produced: 27,598 GWh 

Total Electricity Produced: 76,545 GWh 

 


#10. Kansas

% of Electricity from Renewables: 36.2%

Renewable Electricity Produced: 18,590 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 51,366 GWh


#9. Iowa

% of Electricity from Renewables: 38.8%

Renewable Electricity Produced: 21,933 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 56,478 GWh


#8. Montana 

% of Electricity from Renewables: 45.1% 

Renewable Electricity Produced: 12,753 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 28,269 GWh


#7. California

% of Electricity from Renewables: 47.2% 

Renewable Electricity Produced: 97,298 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 206,107 GWh 


#6. South Dakota 

% of Electricity from Renewables: 73.1%

Renewable Electricity Produced: 7,651 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 10,464 GWh


#5. Maine 

% of Electricity from Renewables: 75.9%

Renewable Electricity Produced: 8,492 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 11,192 GWh 


#4. Oregon 

% of Electricity from Renewables: 76.3% 

Renewable Electricity Produced: 44,623 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 58,516 GWh


#3. Washington 

% of Electricity from Renewables: 80% 

Renewable Electricity Produced: 92,342 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 115,474 GWh


#2. Idaho

% of Electricity from Renewables: 81.6% 

Renewable Electricity Produced: 12,989 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 15,925 GWh


#1. Vermont

% of Electricity from Renewables: 99.6% 

Renewable Electricity Produced: 2,069 GWh

Total Electricity Produced: 2,077 GWh

 


By Kasey Liu


If you are interested in renewable energy sources — like solar for your homecontact YSG Solar at 212.389.9215 today. 

 

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_electricity_production_from_renewable_sources

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/07/26/renewable-energy-hydro-wind-solar-power-produced-by-each-state/39801879/

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2019/07/24/states-producing-the-most-renewable-energy-2/