It would take the fuel of a coal train 15,000 miles long (enough to cross the U.S. 5 times) to produce as much electricity as U.S. wind turbines generated this year.
Since 2008, over $100 billion in private investment has flowed into the U.S. thanks to wind energy.
98% of U.S. wind turbines are on private land, such as farms and ranches.
With technology advancements, the price of wind energy has dropped by 58% over the past five years.
Wind energy, on certain days, has produced over 60% of the electricity on certain power systems in the U.S.
There are over 500 U.S. manufacturing facilities making wind components across 43 states.
U.S. wind energy development is currently on track to reach the goal of producing 20% of America’s electricity by 2030.
The land based American wind resource alone could electrify the nation more than 9 times over.
The majority of the value of U.S. wind farms is made-in-the-USA
Unlike nearly every other form of energy, wind uses virtually no water – conserving over 37 billion gallons of water each year, about 120 gallons per capita, or the equivalent of 286 billion bottles of water.
A single wind turbine supplies enough electricity to power over 560 American homes.
A typical modern wind turbine produces 17 times more electricity than the typical turbine did in 1990.
U.S. wind power already produces as much electricity as 14 nuclear power plants.
Wind energy installed 36.5% of all new electric generating capacity in America over the past 5 years, more than coal and nuclear combined.
Wind energy produces more than a quarter of all the electricity in Iowa and South Dakota.