United States wind energy continues rapid growth in 2016

Maine ranked 8th in growth of wind-power capacity in 2016, federal reports say

Maine ranked 8th in growth of wind-power capacity in 2016, federal reports say

New data from the U.S. Department of Energy show that Minnesota's wind energy capacity increased almost 10 percent past year.

The report said the state has added enough new wind energy past year to power about 150,000 homes.

The resource supplied about 6% of domestic electricity previous year, and 14 states now get more than 10% of their energy from wind.

17 percent of the in-state generation came from wind, ranking Colorado 7th in the nation for reliance on wind power.

· ME is one of 14 states that produced more than 10% of in-state electricity generation from wind in 2016; ME gets 13.9% of its electricity, or nearly 1 out of every 7 kilowatts, from wind.

Wind Energy Maintenance Market in World, presents critical information and factual data about Wind Energy Maintenance Industry, with an overall statistical study of this market on the basis of market drivers, market limitations, and its future prospects. The reports illustrate how a combination of federal subsidies, state mandates and technological advancements continue to help drive new wind capacity additions. In 2016, wind supplied about 6 percent of US electricity.

Wind investment in the US totaled $13 billion previous year, increasing wind capacity by more than 8,200 megawatts.

· ME ranked 8th nationwide in annual installed capacity for 2016, with 288 MW of utility-scale wind added past year.

Deepwater Wind past year began operating the nation's first offshore wind farm, Rhode Island's Block Island Wind Farm.

Most projects are planned for the northeast Atlantic, but schemes are also in the pipeline in the southeast Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes, DoE said in one of three reports focussed on wind energy in the US.

And while the offshore industry is just getting started, projects in deeper waters - where traditional mounting technologies will not work - now total nearly 2 GW of announced capacity. The project has an agreement to sell its power to Central Maine Power. "Wind power is emissions-free and cheaper than fossil fuels, allowing us to deliver lower prices and cleaner energy to our customers today and in the decades to come". Every day US wind workers put up an average of 10 new turbines.

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