US Wind Capacity Update

US wind capacity increased by 8.6 GW during 2015, bringing the total installed capacity to approximately 74.5 GW according to the American Wind Energy Association.  During the past five years wind capacity has increased by 54%.  There are currently more than 52,000 wind turbines in operation in the US.  During 2015, wind energy provided about 4.5% of the electrical energy generated within the US.  Continue reading