The marathon race of solar vs. wind along the path to 100% renewables has seen solar take the lead in recent years, as outlined in an analysis released by Wood Mackenzie and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).


Key Takeaways:

  • Analysts say annual corporate purchases of solar power will overtake wind by 2021
  • United States trade war with China and phase-out of ITC subsidy could dampen numbers
  • Top corporate buyers of solar power are Apple, Amazon and Target


Path To 100% Perspective:

More companies are setting 100% clean energy goals, so a question many Fortune 1000 firms are asking is: Which clean power source will provide the biggest bang for our buck?  The answer shifts over time – last decade the answer was wind, now it seems to be solar.   Read the article we did and judge for yourself from PV Tech: “US solar to outrun wind as king of 85GW corporate PPA future.”