The generation of power from wind sources has reached a 10,000 MW level, which, when translated into energy equates to twenty five percent of the energy generation used at this time. This is an unprecedented step in an absolute right direction as the Midwest states take an intelligent choice in renewable energy. Taking advantage of the local renewable energy sources is what it is all about and Midwest states have committed to these actions. Their commitment has been taken beyond just a level of request, but has been enacted as requirements into state laws.
There are currently over 11,000 MW of wind generation installations with projects in development or under construction of around 7,000 MW. To translate this information into something that we can understand, one megawatt can power around one thousand homes. However, with that said, it must be understood that wind farms have energy production that only occurs when the wind actually blows. This reduces the numbers to around three hundred homes. Even with this reduction, it is an incredible feat to have accomplished.
The increase of wind power as a renewable energy source is on the rise to meet the demands of the public. Wind power represents a fantastic investment for clean energy, with the ability to meet and potentially exceed future demands. Of course, wind power is not a single source answer. When combined with other renewable energies, the potential is to not only match the demand, but add additional energy back into the grid for potential fluctuations and needs.
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