Wind energy in the U.S. topped all energy resources last year with 42 percent of all of the nation’s new electric generating capacity and setting a new installation record, according to a report by the American Wind Energy Association.
Over 6,700 wind turbines were erected last year, which is expected to produce enough energy to power about 3.5 million homes. Wind energy as a whole grew 28 percent in 2012. The 45,100 wind turbines finished last year can power 15.2 million homes.
Texas leads the nation in installed wind capacity, which grew 18 percent last year, adding more than 1,800 megawatts for a total of 12.2 gigawatts across more than 40 projects. Wind supplies 9.2 percent of all electricity generated in the state.
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