an energy revolution is underway, and our region is leading the nation in clean, cheap homegrown power


The United States has an almost infinite energy source just waiting to be harnessed: Clean Energy. From wind-swept plains to sun-kissed hills and coastlines, our nation has unmatched potential for wind and solar energy development. These energy sources have the power to provide Americans with cheaper, more affordable electricity, while boosting the economies of communities which host wind and solar farms. 


Energy storage technology, vital to unlocking the full potential of the grid, is redefining renewable energy. Energy storage allows electricity produced by clean, affordable sources like wind and solar power to be stored for later use, even when the wind isn’t blowing, and the sun isn’t shining. These new technologies have driven down the costs of clean energy while increasing reliability, making renewable energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity. In fact, clean energy is now the cheapest form of electricity generation in the United States!


Clean energy also helps foster our nation’s energy independence. Wind and solar power are homegrown in America, diversifying our nation’s energy portfolio and helping to reduce our dependence on imported fossil fuels. Regional wind, solar and natural gas resources integrate well, creating opportunities for both markets to grow while reducing the amount of imported fuels.


When coupled with America’s strong natural gas industry, clean energy sources like wind and solar power become a reliable, steady source of electricity and revenue for communities and landowners hosting energy projects. With our natural and abundant resources in wind, solar, hydro and natural gas, our nation holds incredible potential to lead the energy revolution with perpetual and infinite power sources.


Solar energy is the most abundant energy resource on earth — 173,000 terawatts of solar energy strikes the Earth continuously, equaling more than 10,000 times the world’s total energy use, and it’s just waiting to be captured and converted to clean, cheap, renewable electricity.

Wind energy is growing rapidly across the nation, bringing new jobs and a large economic boost to communities where it has developed. 

Clean energy is revitalizing our nation’s rural economies. Every year, clean energy pay over $1.6 billion in local taxes and land lease payments to the communities which host their projects. 

The Advanced Power Alliance’s member companies are constantly announcing new, stable job opportunities in the rapidly growing industry. Check this page often for new job listings!

The Advanced Power Alliance serves as a subject-matter expert representing our members and the renewable energy industry. The following is a library of data sources, reports and white-papers compiled by objective, external organizations studying the impact of the wind, solar and energy storage industry.