Total installed onshore wind energy capability in the US has already exceeded 100 gigawatts (GW), with greater than half of that capability put in over the past 7 years, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Wind, along with solar energy, has been one of many fastest-growing energy sectors this year. Onshore wind capability within the U.S. has surged in recent times, greater than tripling over the past decade, as said by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
The most important oil-producing area in America, Texas, can also be the American champion in wind power set up and electrical energy technology. As of the 3rd quarter of this year, Texas had essentially the most onshore wind capability put in—26.9 GW—adopted by Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma. These four states are accounted for half of all put in onshore wind capability within the U.S.
A complete of 41 states had no less than one put in a wind turbine on the finish of Q3, in response to the EIA. Texas has accounted for greater than 25% of U.S. wind electrical energy era in every of the past 3 years, and the EIA said earlier this year. Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Kansas generated greater than half of the U.S. electrical energy from wind energy in 2018.
In accordance with AWEA’s annual report for 2018, complete U.S. wind energy capability elevated by 8% in 2018 to 96,433 MW. This was greater than double the capability that the U.S. had in 2010. As of the tip of September 2019, the put-in working wind capability within the U.S. had elevated to 100,125 MW, or greater than 100 GW, the affiliation’s figures show.
The trade supported 114,000 jobs in 2018 throughout all states and added last year eight,500 wind energy jobs, together with properly-paying jobs in wind turbine service, development, engineering, and manufacturing. The wind energy sector contributes greater than US$1 billion in annual income for states and communities that host wind farms.
Last year, wind energy generated 6.5% of America’s electrical energy, sufficient to energy 26 million properties, in accordance with AWEA.