In February 2009 it was zero — zero — A plug-in hybrid vehicle sold in the United States. There is not a single utility-scale solar installation — not 1 — was connected to the power grid. Climate-busting coal-fired power plants still generate half of all electricity consumed in the United States.
Over the next seven years, much changed. By February 2016, more than 400,000 Americans had purchased Plug-in His hybrid vehicles. Twenty-eight utility-scale solar installations have been connected to the grid and generated enough electricity to replace dozens of coal-fired power plants across the country. In less than a decade, the United States has increased solar capacity 30 times hers. not triple 30folding.