U.S. Wind Power Market - Statistics & Facts
Statistics and Facts about Wind Power in the U.S.
The United States has one of the largest wind energy markets in the world. Wind power development in the country has been largely supported through a production tax credit which allows producers to be paid based on the amount of electricity they produce through wind sources. However, uncertainty about the market and the future of subsidies or other tax benefits may hinder market growth in coming years.
In 2014, wind power was the largest non-hydroelectric renewable energy source in the United States. The country generated about 191 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. In 2015, the U.S.-based company generated revenue of around 6.27 billion U.S. dollars from its renewable energy segment in the fiscal year of 2015.
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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|Global cumulative installed wind power capacity||435 GW||Details →|
|Annual wind power capacity installations worldwide||63.47 GW||Details →|
|Leading country in new installed wind power capacity||PR China||Details →|
|Number of jobs in the wind energy industry worldwide||1,081,000||Details →|
|Wind Energy in the U.S. Power Market||Values||Statistic|
|Cumulative installed wind power capacity in the U.S.||75.5 GW||Details →|
|U.S. wind electricity net generation||190.93bn kWh||Details →|
|Sales price of wind power||$37.66/MWh||Details →|
|Increase in wind power generation in the U.S.||5.1%||Details →|
- U.S. wind power generation 2000-2015U.S. wind power generation 2000-2015
U.S. wind electricity net generation from 2000 to 2015 (in billion kilowatt hours)
- Largest wind power projects in the United States 2014Largest wind power projects in the United States 2014
Largest U.S. wind power projects as of 2014, by installed capacity (in megawatts)
- Global cumulative installed capacity of wind power: by country 2015Global cumulative installed capacity of wind power: by country 2015
Cumulative installed capacity of wind power worldwide in 2015, by country (in megawatts)*
- Renewable energy - consumption of the top countries 2015Renewable energy - consumption of the top countries 2015
- Primary energy - global consumption 1998-2015Primary energy - global consumption 1998-2015
- U.S. wind power: increase in electricity generation 2000-2015U.S. wind power: increase in electricity generation 2000-2015
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- Wind energy - cumulative installed capacity in the United States 2015Wind energy - cumulative installed capacity in the United States 2015