US Wind Energy Now Supplies More Than 30% In Four States

Wind energy is one of the fastest growing forms of electricity generation in the United States, with the largest share renewable electricity generating capacity in the country, and according to new information from the American Wind Energy Association, wind energy now supplies more than 30% of the electricity in four …

US Wind Industry Installed 7 Gigawatts In 2017 & Drove $11 Billion In Investment

The US wind industry installed an impressive 7 gigawatts of new power capacity in 2017 and drove $11 billion worth of new private investment, according to a new report published by the American Wind Energy Association. Even more impressive was the 29 new wind farms totalling 4,125 MW (megawatts) that …

Wind Power Saves Over $100 Billion In Health Care Costs In US, Study Finds

A study done by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and published by Nature Energy in August finds that wind power in the United States is responsible for saving thousands of lives and over $100 billion in health care costs by reducing the pollution that causes asthma attacks and other respiratory diseases. …

Vestas Secures 350 Megawatts In Wind Turbine Orders For US In 2 Weeks

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is doing strong business in the United States in the third quarter so far, taking in just under 350 megawatts worth of wind turbine orders in the space of two weeks. After taking in orders for the US wind industry worth 632 MW (megawatts) during …

US Wind & Solar Accounts For 10% Of March Electricity For 1st Time

For the first time ever, US wind and solar electricity generation exceeded 10% of the monthly total in March, according to figures published by the country’s Energy Information Agency this week. The EIA published a short update on its website on Wednesday, revealing that electricity generation data from March showed …

Nebraska Sails Past 1K Megawatts of Wind-Energy Capacity

With the raising of a 400-megawatt wind farm in the state, Nebraska has sailed past 1,000 megawatts — or 1 gigawatt — of wind-generated capacity. Nebraska’s turbines provide over 1,300 megawatts of capacity with more on the way, looking to take advantage of the state’s largely untapped wind potential, the …

Turbines Propel Nebraska Past a Wind-Energy Milestone

With the raising of Grand Prairie, a 400-megawatt wind farm in Holt County, Nebraska has sailed past 1,000 megawatts — or 1 gigawatt — of wind-generated capacity. It’s the 18th state to join the club, according to the American Wind Energy Association. For the first time last year, wind accounted …