Wind and solar accounted for 10% of US electricity generation for the first time in March according to figures released by the US Energy Information Administration.
That figure came as electricity generated increased from both energy sources.
The administration points out that electricity generation from wind and solar follows seasonal patterns that reflect the seasonal availability of wind and sunshine.
The report adds that wind generation is highest in spring months, while solar generation is highest in summer months.
Using seasonal patterns to forecast, the administration expects April’s results to exceed 10% of total US generation.
Texas – which produces more wind energy than any other state – accounted for the largest total amount of wind and solar electricity generation.