By Paul Dvorak The U.S. Department of Energy’s “2016 Wind Technologies Market Report,” provides an annual overview of trends in the U.S. wind power market. Highlights of this year’s report include:
Wind power additions continued at a rapid clip in 2016:$13 billion was invested in new wind power plants in 2016. In 2016, wind energy contributed 5.6% of the nation’s electricity supply, more than 10% of total electricity generation in fourteen states, and 29% to 37% in three of those states (Iowa, South Dakota, and Kansas).
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