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BY Tali Aaron : August 7

Four U.S. States Now Receive Over 10% of Electricity from Wind Power

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Four states in the U.S. now receive more than 10% of their electricity from wind power, according to a report published by the Department of Energy and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (pdf). Iowa gets fully 20% of its electricity from wind power, followed by South Dakota at 13%, North Dakota at 12%, and Minnesota at 11%.

The market for wind power in the United States has exploded in recent years, and is now second only to China. In addition to using more wind power at the state level, the U.S. is also producing more of this wind power domestically, with 28 states seeing new wind power projects take root within their borders.

The U.S. is also manufacturing more of the parts required for wind power projects domestically. Seven of the ten major companies supplying wind turbines to the U.S. now have manufacturing plants in the country, and two of the other three plan to build such facilities soon. This increased supply of parts is catching up to the country’s demand; in 2009, the U.S. spent only $4.2 million on wind power related imports, down from $5.4 billion in 2006.

14 Responses to Four U.S. States Now Receive Over 10% of Electricity from Wind Power

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