Nearly a Quarter of Renewable Energy Supplied Globally in 2015

Renewable Energy Supplied Nearly a Quarter of Global Electrical Capacity in 2015

Renewable energy accounted for nearly 25 percent of global electrical capacity in 2015, according to a new study, Renewables 2016 Global Status Report, by REN21. The power sector experienced its largest annual increase in capacity ever, with significant growth in all regions. Wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) had record additions for the second consecutive year, accounting for about 77 percent of new installations, and hydropower represented most of the remainder.