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Texas
113,880
Iowa
44,664
Oklahoma
37,418
Kansas
29,469
Illinois
23,063
Colorado
16,706
North Dakota
16,571
California
15,690
New Mexico
14,480
Minnesota
14,273
Nebraska
12,555
South Dakota
10,325
Wyoming
10,020
Indiana
9,766
Washington
9,148
Oregon
9,120
Michigan
9,110
Missouri
7,467
New York
4,786
Montana
4,034
Pennsylvania
3,768
Ohio
3,152
Idaho
2,886
Maine
2,741
West Virginia
2,045
Wisconsin
1,801
Arizona
1,564
Utah
726
Hawaii
634
North Carolina
537
Maryland
498
New Hampshire
482
Vermont
409
Nevada
316
Rhode Island
222
Massachusetts
220
Alaska
144
Virginia
51
Tennessee
31
New Jersey
22
Connecticut
13
Delaware
4

Wind Turbines by State 2024

Wind Turbines by State 2024

Texas

Texas, due to many different factors, blows the competition out of the water when it comes to the number of wind turbines that are found within the state. With a total number of turbines greater than 15-300, it is also the state that generates the most wind power according to its total nameplate capacity. As climate change has become a hot topic in the world, many have taken notice. Whether the data is to be believed or not, many people are on opposite sides of the issue when it comes to the actual effect that energy generation has on the planet.

Nevertheless, the search for renewable and alternative energy suppliers is extremely important to reduce emissions and reach carbon targets. In response to the energy crisis occurring in the world throughout the last few years, the number of turbines in America has continually been increasing every year. Texas, for example, has more than twice as many units installed as the second-place contender, Iowa.

State
Net Generation via Wind
Texas113,880
Iowa44,664
Oklahoma37,418
Kansas29,469
Illinois23,063
Colorado16,706
North Dakota16,571
California15,690
New Mexico14,480
Minnesota14,273

It is also important to note that these numbers are only recorded for those units that are above 1MW generation in size. Smaller wind turbines that are less than 25kw, for example, do not usually need planning permits, so states can often not estimate the actual amount of all wind generation in a state.

Iowa

Iowa holds the honor of being the second-largest state in terms of the number of 1MW wind turbines but provides more clarity on whether this number is the most important metric or not. Although Iowa holds close to half the number that Texas has, the current recorded wind generation is nearer to one-third of the power generated by the Texas wind turbines. This starts to paint a better picture of the techniques used in America, where it is important to assess the quality and effectiveness of each state when implementing renewable energy sources.

Using Texas as the metric is a great idea, as it is not only the largest state in terms of the number of turbines, but they are also extremely modern and efficient at generating wind power. Iowa is also impressive when compared to other states in terms of volume, but not its actual nameplate capacity. Kansas, for example, is a contender high on the list that produces nearly double the amount of energy capacity as it has turbines.

Wind Turbines by State 2024

Note: Values shown are displayed in thousands of megawatt hours (1000 MWh).

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Wind Turbines by State 2024

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