100 GW in the U.S.: What It Brought to America

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The 100 GW milestone represents the variety of tremendously important impacts: investment in rural America, job creation, domestic manufacturing, clean and affordable power, and health-saving environmental benefits.

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Windy Beginnings: The first 100 GW and what it brought to America

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Windy Beginnings: The first 100 GW and what it brought to America

U.S. wind power has just achieved a major milestone: 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity. American innovation, a pioneering spirit, and the hard work of the country’s 114,000 wind workers made this progress possible. Let’s take a moment to reflect on how we got here, and what this has meant for the country.

The American wind industry was born in the 1980s when the first utility-scale wind farms were installed in California. Wind energy started to spread to other parts of the country in the 1990s as wind farms popped up in parts of the Plains and Midwest. Once a nascent, emerging technology, the industry took off more rapidly in the 2000s as technology evolved. Wind farms spread to more parts of the country, from the Northwest to the MidAtlantic and the Northeast. By 2008... ... More: Official Press Release AWEA Blog - Into the Wind

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