The United States was gearing up for a record volume of wind power build-out when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Global supply chains were disrupted and lockdowns kept workers off construction sites in 2020, but despite all that, last year remained a solid year for wind energy in the U.S.
According to the American Wind Energy Association, the U.S. added 6,309 MW of new wind power generation capacity in the first three quarters of 2020, which is a new record. Use of wind power has tripled in the past decade in the US, and is currently the largest source of renewable energy in the country.
Due to the power and reliability of the wind resource, favorable investment policies and the priorities of electric utilities, there are some stand-out states that have realized the potential of wind power better than some others.
Click through our informative guide to the top US states for wind energy and see if your state made the list.