According to a new report by the American Wind Energy Association, an extra 1,210 megawatts of wind power was moved to the nation’s power grid in the second quarter of 2009.
Leading the pack, of all places is Texas. The oil state continues to lead the nation in wind power generating capacity, with 454 megawatts added in the second quarter. That’s a 6 percent growth in wind capacity, giving Texas more than 8,000 megawatts in wind power capacity.
So far this year,Texas has added a new wind farm in Abilene and has recently announced a new facility in Sweetwater.