Wind industry development up 40% in strong second quarter

By Michelle Froese Over 40% more wind-power projects are under construction or advanced development in America than at this time last year, according to second-quarter results released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
Kansas just became the fifth state to surpass 5,000 MW of installed wind-power capacity, and now has enough wind capacity to support nearly 6,000 jobs in the state, and make lease payments of up to $15 million a year to its farmers and ranchers.
Across the country, 29 wind projects, representing a combined 3,841 MW, announced that they either began construction or entered advanced development in April through June 2017,

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