How many new winds farms have been set up in the US over the past decade?

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    Unsure on the exact number of wind farms but in the past decade wind energy growth rates have been 30 percent. The US and particularly the state of Texas have seen substantial increases in the number of wind farms and wind energy capacity. Here’s a chart that demonstrates the installed win capacity in the US, Texas and California from 1999-2007

     

    Installed Wind Capacity, 1999-2007 (In Megawatts)
    Year Texas California U.S.
    1999 180 1,646 2,500
    2000 181 1,646 2,566
    2001 1,096 1,714 4,261
    2002 1,096 1,822 4,685
    2003 1,293 2,043 6,374
    2004 1,293 2,096 6,740
    2005 1,995 2,150 9,149
    2006 2,739 2,376 11,575
    2007 4,296 2,439 16,596
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