Monday, February 3, 2014

2014 Wind Boom: A Record 12,000 Megawatts Of Wind Now Under Construction

After a poor year for adding new capacity in 2013, the wind industry is in the midst of another historic wind boom. A record 12,000 megawatts of wind capacity is now under construction. Wow!

How big is that wind boom?  It will generate enough power to supply 3.5 million homes or an amount of power 4 to 5 new medium-sized nuclear power plants would generate!

Texas is the epicenter of the wind boom, with an incredible 7,000 megawatts being constructed. The Lone Star state will be the first in the nation to reach the 20,000 megawatt wind mark, a truly extraordinary level.

With turbines being constructed at a record pace, 2014 will break the record set in 2012 for new wind capacity. It will be interesting to see by how much the 2012 record is broken.

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