A new report from a think tank shows that the US has the highest percentage of all developed nations with a majority of its energy generated by wind and solar power.
The report, “Energy Efficient Buildings: Making Buildings Energy Efficient with Solar and Wind,” released Thursday, finds that the number of US residential and commercial buildings that are built with solar and wind energy has tripled in the past five years.
This includes buildings built in the Midwest and the Southeast, which have the largest solar and wave-energy capacity, and the Mid-Atlantic region, which has the lowest, according to the report.
As for the US energy sector overall, it was the fifth-largest producer of energy in the world in 2015, the report found, and more than 30 percent of US energy production comes from wind and other renewable sources.
The US is currently the world’s largest exporter of solar and solar thermal power.
The report found that China is also one of the top five largest suppliers of wind power, and it is projected that US wind power will become the world leader by 2030.