U.S. Wind Industry Fast Facts

 

The U.S. wind industry represents not only a large market for wind power capacity installations but also a growing market for American manufacturing. The following statistics provide a snapshot of the U.S. wind industry:

Total U.S. utility-scale wind power capacity, through the fourth quarter of 2017: 89,077 megawatts (MW)

 

U.S. wind power capacity installed during the fourth quarter of 2017: 4,125 MW

 

U.S. wind power capacity under construction or in advanced development as of the fourth quarter of 2017: 28,668 MW

 

U.S. wind power capacity installed in previous years (including small wind turbines):

Source: AWEA

 

Number of states with utility-scale wind installations by the end of 2013: 41 plus Puerto Rico

 

U.S. wind resource potential, onshore: 10,400,000 MW (Source: NREL)

 

U.S. wind resource potential, offshore: 4,150,000 MW (Source: NREL)

 

Top states for wind power:

 

Source: AWEA