Achievements in American Wind Energy

 

Electricity buyers – whether they are utilities, municipalities, universities or Fortune 500 companies – are increasingly seeking to make wind energy a major part of their energy portfolios. Wind power comprised more than 30 percent of all new U.S. electric capacity additions in 2016, representing $13.8 billion in new investment.

600

homes powered by only one turbine

162

billion dollars invested in wind energy

550

manufacturing sites in the United States

84K

MW of installed wind power

WEF is working to level the playing field

 

Wind Energy Foundation is proud of its role in helping secure long-term incentives for wind energy and other renewable energy sources. The wind industry’s federal tax credit has succeeded in spurring an industry that now employs over 100,000 Americans, and delivers clean, low-cost energy across the nation. Wind energy has made up less than 3 percent of all federal energy incentives since 1947.

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Wind Fast Fact #22: Wind energy prices have dropped 66 percent since 2009. Lower wind turbine prices and installed project costs, along with improved capacity factors, are enabling aggressive wind power pricing.

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