Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota Boast of More Than 10% Electricity from Wind

August 5, 2010 / 1 Comment

The United States is increasingly tilting towards wind power. It has been reported that four states – Iowa , South Dakota , North Dakota and Minnesota – currently get more than 10 per cent of their electricity from wind power. Significantly, as many as 28 other states are seeing new wind power projects breaking ground.

wind turbine Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota Boast of More Than 10% Electricity from Wind

Most of the wind power manufacturing currently take place domestically. Seven of the ten wind turbine manufacturers supplying the US market now have one or more manufacturing facilities in country. The report notes that wind turbine manufacturers from the US, Europe, Japan, India, and China supply projects in the United States. Seven of the ten manufacturers supplying the US market now have one or more manufacturing facilities in country, with two of the remaining three intending to do so.

The US still imports a significant amount of the equipment used for wind power projects. Texas  leads the nation in wind power capacity at 2.29 GW. But this figure is seen as on the decline. In 2009, $4.2 billion of wind power products were imported.  In 2007, it stood at $4.6 billion and in 2006 it was $5.4 billion .

(Via Treehugger)