Wind Power in the U.S.

Wind power in the United States has it roots set in the 1940s, when a 5-turbine project was launched in Pettibone, North Dakota. From 1974 until the mid-1980s, the U.S. government worked with the energy industry to create large commercial wind turbines. In 1975, NASA developed a program to create a utility-scale wind turbine industry, and throughout that initiative, 13 experimental wind turbines were put into operation, which pioneered many of the multi-megawatt turbine technologies in use today. Starting from such a small level, today, the U.S. produces 4.7% of its energy from wind power. Every state in the...

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