- Published: 25 February 2016 25 February 2016
Building new wind farms in the U.S has added US$13 billion a year on average to the American economy over the past five years. By building new wind farms across the country over the past decade, wind companies have invested US$ 128 billion into the US economy,” said Tom Kiernan CEO of AWEA.
Wind energy was the number one source for new electric capacity additions in 2015, with 8,598MW installed. That number translates to US$ 14.7 billion dollars in wind project investment in one year, a 73 per cent increase over the US$ 8.5 billion invested in new projects in 2014. Wind energy in the USA produces enough electricity for more than 19 million American homes.