3000 Megawatts of New U.S. Wind Power In 2007


The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today released its First Quarter Wind Power Market Report, announcing that the U.S. wind energy industry is on track to install over 3,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power in 2007, with Texas likely to account for about two thirds of the new installations.


Over 100 MW have newly come online in the U.S. so far this year, and over 1,000 more are under construction in Texas alone, according to AWEA. (One megawatt of wind, on average, generates as much electricity as 250 to 300 homes use.)

See our previous post on Horse Hollow, the largest wind farm in the U.S.

Here’s a link to the AWEA’s Full Press Release.

Found via: Rising Wind

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  2. 2007? isn’t that a little out-dated for 2009? But aren’t Propellers on Towers a little outdated as well? There’s nothing new or perfectable about these dinosaur ICON’s except thei prices. Just try to find out their real all inclusive costs with R & D, Manufacture, installation, Convetional Power Plant back-up, inverter and access hook-up, insurance and down time, grid interruption and fluctuations, and the built -in speculative investor’s profits. And remember, all those Government partnered funds, subsidies and GREEN credits someday get added on to the taxpayer/consumer’s bill too. So, if you’re going to chase the wind, shouldn’t you study the ‘Alternatives” to produce electricity from wind using the most cost effective and efficient means? So, what about a proven design concept of multiple contoured fins and a dyno in the hub rotating WITH the flow of the wind and stabilizing gyroscopically?
    Lookin at all other versions of turbines, aviation, steam, and even Turbo-Chargers on diesels and cars, they all have multiple contoured fins, and even the giant propeller does work best vertically on helicopters. Just wait and see if they don’t obsolete most of these propeller towers before they even break even with NEW, Bigger, Better, just like cars, computers, phones and airplanes.

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