#DidYouKnow: The U.S. ranks 2nd in the world for installed wind capacity, equal to nearly 4.5 percent of its total electrical demand. | Photo courtesy of Ruth Baranowski, NREL.
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Last year, the wind industry invested $1.8 billion in America’s clean energy future, bringing the total of wind energy investments to $125 billion since the 1980s. | Photo courtesy of Casey Joyce, RMT, Inc.
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The price of wind energy for new contracts signed in 2013 is at an all-time low at 2.5 cents per kilowatt hour. | Photo courtesy of Juhl Energy.
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Bigger and Stronger: Wind turbines are soaring to record sizes. The average rotor diameter of turbines installed in 2013 grew to 97 meters -- up 103 percent since 1998. | Photo courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S.
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Wind-Power Leaders: Texas continues to lead in installed wind capacity with 12,354 megawatts (MW) by the end of 2013. California, Iowa, Illinois, Oregon and Oklahoma all have more than 3,000 MW of installed capacity. | Photo courtesy of Roy Rakobitsch, Windsine Inc.
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The Future of Wind Energy: At the end of March 2014, there were already 13,000 MW of wind power capacity under construction -- enough to power more than 3 million homes. | Photo courtesy of PNNL.
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Big Win for Distributed Wind: Last year, distributed wind turbines reached a cumulative installed capacity of more than 842 MW -- helping power homes, farms, businesses and schools with clean, renewable energy. | Photo courtesy of PNNL.
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#DidYouKnow: You can find the U.S.’s 72,000 distributed wind turbines in all 50 states -- plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. | Photo courtesy of Western Community Energy.
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Distributed Wind Boosts American Economy: Distributed wind’s supply chain is comprised of hundreds of facilities spread across at least 34 states. | Photo courtesy of Northern Power Systems.