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Monday, April 13, 2009

The Future Is Looking Windy

I found this article on the AP news today about states that have wind power technology. It gave some interesting and encouraging numbers.


U.S. wind farms, with a combined capacity of 25,300 megawatts at the end of last year, should be able to generate some 73 billion kilowatt hours of power in 2009, enough to serve nearly 7 million homes, the association said. The association estimates that 10 new manufacturing facilities started up in 2008, while 17 were expanded and 30 new plants were announced.

Note that Michigan was included in the article (Yay Michigan)!


The association estimates that 10 new manufacturing facilities started up in 2008, while 17 were expanded and 30 new plants were announced.
Indiana added its first utility-scale wind project. Michigan, Utah, New Hampshire and Wisconsin grew at the fastest clip.
This is encouraging that our power companies are going into this field. Though I think we can do better than this!

Though I would like to say GOOD JOB TEXAS AND IOWA!

Link: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20090413/D97HAPIG0.html


2 comments:

Daisy said...

Wisconsin is slowly but surely joining in. Several communities have objected to wind farms; noise, danger to migrating birds, etc. I'm not sure if their concerns are valid or just rumor.

Khrysania said...

We have a few towns around here that are objecting to wind farms as well. I can certainly understand their concerns. Though I think that they may be able to improve the technology for wind farms to at least quell a few of those concerns. For now they should keep a close eye on how they affect the areas around them and go from there.