In 2013, natural gas accounted for 51.17% of all new US electricity generation capacity, taking the top spot for new power capacity. However, renewable energy sources weren’t too far behind, accounting for 37.16% of all new generation capacity (5,279 MW). Solar, in particular, led the way. Only second to natural gas, it added at 2,936 MW of power capacity in 2013 (55% of the new renewable capacity, or 21% of all new power capacity). Wind, with 18 projects, came after solar at 1,129 MW (21% of the new renewable capacity, 8% of all new power capacity).
Many people would be surprised if they knew this.