Today, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released its annual industry rankings report.
The year's report shows that seven states in the U.S. now have 1,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity: Texas, California, Iowa, Indiana, Oregon, Minnesota, Colorado, and Washington.
Other highlights of the report include that Iowa now has the second largest wind energy capacity in the U.S. with 2,791 MW, following Texas which has 7,118 MW of capacity. According to the AWEA the wind power sector employs 85,000 people; this represents a 70% increase in employment from 2007.
The top wind power company in the United States is NextEra Energy Resources, which own 25% of the country's wind power assets. The next largest companies are: Iberdrola Renewables, MidAmerican Energy, and Horizon-Energia de Portugal.
Read the full story at RenewableEnergyWorld.com: AWEA Report See Increases in US Wind Energy Capacity and Manufacturing
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