Renewables such as solar and wind are the fastest growing energy generation technologies in America. In 2012, cumulative installed solar photovoltaic capacity grew more than 83% compared to the previous year and cumulative installed wind energy capacity rose nearly 28%. The impressive figures are just a few interesting nuggets from the Energy Department’s most recent Renewable Energy Data Book.
The Energy Department’s Building America program provides practical guidance and research to assist housing professionals transform our nation’s housing stock into energy-efficient, state-of-the-art models for businesses and homeowners. Applying building-science solutions will improve energy performance and quality of new and existing homes.