U.S. Wind Power Market - Statistics & Facts

U.S. Wind Power Market - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and Facts about Wind Power in the U.S.

In 2014, wind power was the largest non-hydroelectric renewable energy source in the United States. The country generated about 182 terawatt hours of wind power that year. With a global market share of around 15.5 percent, General Electric was the leading wind turbine manufacturer in 2012. That year, the U.S.-based company generated revenue of around 42.7 billion U.S. dollars from its power and water segment in the fiscal year of 2014.

NextEra topped the list of U.S. wind power providers, based on 2012 capacity under managing ownership. The Florida-based electricity supplier owns and operates Horse Hollow and Capricorn Ridge, two of the largest wind power projects in the United States. U.S. wind power capacity additions are projected to reach approximately 3 gigawatts in 2015.

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