Forbes - Natural gas and coal combined were even smaller than “other”.
That was perhaps the most interesting takeaway in the U.S. Solar Market Insight
from GTM Research and The Solar Energy Industries Association study of new generation capacity for the U.S. in Q1 2016. Solar accounted for 64% of new capacity with 1.67 new gigawatts coming online while wind chipped in for 33%. “Other” sources like oil furnaces, biomass and small hydro accounted for 3%. Natural gas, meanwhile, clocked in at 1%. Put another way, fossil beat wave technology and small nuclear, but fell behind pellet boilers.