US Renewable Energy Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers U. S. Renewable Energy Market Trends and Companies. The Market is Segmented by Source (Wind, Solar, Hydropower, Bioenergy, and Other Sources (Geothermal and Renewable Municipal Waste)). The Market Size and Forecasts for Renewable Energy in Installed Capacity (gigawatts) for all the Above Segments.

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United States Renewable Energy Market Summary
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Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Volume (2024) 434.54 gigawatt
Market Volume (2029) 700.15 gigawatt
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 10.01 %
Market Concentration Low

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United States Renewable Energy Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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US Renewable Energy Market Analysis

The United States Renewable Energy Market size is estimated at 434.54 gigawatt in 2024, and is expected to reach 700.15 gigawatt by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 10.01% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The outbreak of COVID-19 negatively impacted the market. Currently, the market has reached pre-pandemic levels.

  • Factors such as increasing solar and wind energy installations over the period, supportive government policies, declining solar panel costs, and additional subsidies on renewables are expected to drive the renewable energy market during the forecast period.
  • However, factors like a booming natural gas market that is competing with renewable energy and the limited energy supply from variable renewable energy sources are a few restraining factors for the United States renewable energy market during the forecast period.
  • The US government announced the framework to invest USD 555 billion in funding for clean energy programs. This is expected to act as an opportunity for the renewable energy market in the country.

US Renewable Energy Market Trends

Solar Energy to Witness Significant Growth

  • The United States has a vast solar resource potential, with many regions receiving high levels of sunlight throughout the year. This abundance of solar resources makes solar energy a highly attractive option for generating electricity.
  • The United States generates almost 23% of its energy needs by using coal and other products. Renewable energy sources like solar energy are likely to thrive more in the near future, mainly due to the transition to cleaner power generation sources and the climate goals in recent years to achieve carbon neutrality.
  • In 2021, the United States introduced the Federal Sustainability Plan (FSP), which outlines an ambitious path to power Federal facilities with 100% carbon pollution-free electricity (CFE), including 50% on a 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week (24/7) basis. In order to achieve this ambitious target, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the national laboratory of the Department of Energy, expects a significant increase in solar energy sources.
  • For instance, First Solar Inc. and Scout Clean Energy signed a deal in May 2022, wherein First Solar agreed to provide Scout Clean Energy with 378 megawatts (MW) DC of cutting-edge, environmentally conscious thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solar modules.
  • In January 2023, BP PLC announced that the construction of the Arche solar project had started, with a capacity of 134 megawatts DC (107 MW AC) currently underway in Fulton County, Ohio. Arche has successfully obtained a Power Purchase Agreement with Meta. When operating at maximum capacity, the project's renewable energy generation has the potential to prevent over 155,900 metric tons.
  • According to the US Solar Energy Industries Association, in 2022, the United States witnessed the installation of 17 gigawatts (GWac) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, resulting in a total installed capacity of 110.1 GWdc. Notably, solar energy constituted 50% of all newly added electricity-generating capacity in the United States during the same year.
  • Therefore, increasing investments in the sector are expected to drive the US renewable energy market during the forecast period.
United States Renewable Energy Market - Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installed Capacity, in GWac, United States, 2016-2022

Supportive Government Policies to Drive Market Demand

  • Government policies, such as tax credits, grants, and subsidies, can significantly reduce the upfront costs of renewable energy installations. These incentives make renewable energy projects more financially viable and attractive to investors, driving market growth.
  • For instance, in March 2023, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) revealed that starting from April 1, applications would be accepted for grants worth USD 1 billion. These grants specifically aim to assist agricultural producers and rural small businesses in investing in renewable energy systems and implementing energy-efficiency improvements.
  • Moreover, the US commitment to international climate agreements, such as the Paris Agreement, is expected to drive the domestic renewable energy market's growth. Meeting emissions reduction targets requires a significant increase in renewable energy deployment, leading to supportive policies and actions at the national level.
  • In 2021, the United States committed to achieving a 50-52% reduction in greenhouse gas pollution compared to 2005 levels by 2030. The United States has also pledged to transition to a carbon-neutral economy by 2050.
  • With these supportive policies, the installed capacities of renewable energy have grown significantly in recent years in the country. According to the Information Energy Administration, the electricity generated through renewable energy was around 1689.44 TWh, an increase of around 5.5% compared to 2021. This capacity is expected to increase further due to various auctions conducted by the government for renewable energy.
  • For instance, in February 2022, the United States conducted one of the biggest auctions for renewable energy at USD 1.5 billion on offshore wind sites in the country. Development of all six projects has the potential of generating as much as 7 GW of wind energy, which can power two million American homes.
  • Therefore, supportive government policies are expected to drive the renewable energy market in the United States during the forecast period.
United States Renewable Energy Market - Electricity Generation, in TWh, Renewables United States, 2018-2022

US Renewable Energy Industry Overview

The US renewable energy market is fragmented. Some of the major players in the market (in no particular order) include Vestas Wind Systems AS, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, General Electric Company, First Solar Inc., and Sunrun Inc.

US Renewable Energy Market Leaders

  1. Vestas Wind Systems A/S

  2. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A.

  3. First Solar Inc.

  4. Sunrun Inc.

  5. General Electric Company

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

United States Renewable Energy Market Concentration
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US Renewable Energy Market News

  • March 2023: The US Energy Information Administration announced that the total electricity generated from renewables surpassed coal in the United States for the first time in 2022. Renewable energy also exceeded nuclear generation in 2022.
  • May 2022: Greenlane Renewables Inc. announced that it had been awarded a contract for USD 6.8 million for dairy manure to renewable natural gas (RNG) project in the United States.
  • May 2022: The Host Group plans to construct three biogas plants in New York and Ohio. The New York project is expected to produce each 300 SCFM of biogas, and the Ohio project is expected to have approximately 475 SCFM of biogas. The treated renewable natural gas on all three sites will likely be delivered as compressed bio-CNG to tanker trucks transporting the gas to a gas injection site. The upcoming project can have 3,000 American family cars drive on bio-CNG for a year.

US Renewable Energy Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions

  2. 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  3. 3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  4. 4. MARKET OVERVIEW

    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Renewable Energy Installed Capacity and Forecast in GW, till 2028

    3. 4.3 Renewable Energy Mix, United States, 2022

    4. 4.4 Recent Trends and Developments

    5. 4.5 Government Policies and Regulations

    6. 4.6 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.6.1 Drivers

        1. 4.6.1.1 Supportive Government Policies and Incentives

        2. 4.6.1.2 Environmental Concerns

      2. 4.6.2 Restraints

        1. 4.6.2.1 Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    7. 4.7 Supply Chain Analysis

    8. 4.8 PESTLE Analysis

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION - BY SOURCE

    1. 5.1 Wind

    2. 5.2 Solar

    3. 5.3 Hydropower

    4. 5.4 Bioenergy

    5. 5.5 Other Sources (Geothermal and Renewable Municipal Waste)

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 General Electric Company

      2. 6.3.2 First Solar Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 Sunrun Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 NextEra Energy Inc.

      5. 6.3.5 Vestas Wind Systems AS

      6. 6.3.6 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd

      7. 6.3.7 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA

      8. 6.3.8 Canadian Solar Inc

      9. 6.3.9 Trina Solar Co. Ltd

    4. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

    1. 7.1 Integration of Energy Storage Technologies

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US Renewable Energy Industry Segmentation

Renewable energy refers to energy derived from naturally replenishing sources that are virtually inexhaustible and have minimal environmental impact. Unlike finite fossil fuels, which contribute to climate change and pollution, renewable energy sources can be sustainably harnessed to meet the world's energy needs.

The US renewable energy market is segmented by source. By source, the market is segmented into wind, solar, hydropower, bioenergy, and other sources. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on installed capacity (gigawatts).

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US Renewable Energy Market Research FAQs

The United States Renewable Energy Market size is expected to reach 434.54 gigawatt in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 10.01% to reach 700.15 gigawatt by 2029.

In 2024, the United States Renewable Energy Market size is expected to reach 434.54 gigawatt.

Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A., First Solar Inc., Sunrun Inc. and General Electric Company are the major companies operating in the United States Renewable Energy Market.

In 2023, the United States Renewable Energy Market size was estimated at 391.04 gigawatt. The report covers the United States Renewable Energy Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the United States Renewable Energy Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

The segments of the US Renewable Energy Market by source are a) Wind b) Solar c) Hydropower D) Bioenergy

US Renewable Energy Industry Report

The US Renewable Energy Market, as analyzed by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports, is projected to experience significant growth. This growth is largely due to government policies and initiatives aimed at fulfilling increased electricity demand using renewable energy sources such as wind, hydropower, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy. These sources have accounted for a substantial portion of all electricity generated in the US. The market is segmented by type into solar, wind, biofuel, hydropower, and others. The solar segment, in particular, is expected to hold a key share of the market due to the rising number of solar projects. The market also caters to various end users such as industrial, residential, and commercial sectors. Factors such as increasing solar and wind energy installations, supportive government policies, declining solar panel costs, and additional subsidies on renewables are expected to drive the market. However, the booming natural gas market and the limited energy supply from variable renewable energy sources may pose challenges to market growth. For a comprehensive understanding of the US Renewable Energy market share, size, revenue growth rate, forecast outlook, and historical overview, a sample of this industry analysis is available as a free report PDF download.

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