- A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finds that total installed wind power capacity in the U.S. grew at a rate of 8% in 2014 and now stands at nearly 66 GW, currently ranking second in the world and meets nearly 5% of end-use electricity demand in an average year.
- Last year, wind power represented 24% of U.S. electric-generating capacity additions, and since 2007, it has represented 33% of the total.
- According to the 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report, the DOE finds that U.S. wind energy prices are at an all-time low and are competitive with wholesale power prices and traditional power sources across many areas of the U.S.
The U.S. Now Ranks Second Worldwide in Wind Power
8. 11. 15 by Hashem AL-ghaili