Texas is home to the most wind power with 10,223 MW of wind power capacity. The next closest state is Iowa with 3,708 MW. Texas’ huge wind power capacity far exceeds any other area in the United States.
This isn’t exactly a large area, but Rockport, Missouri, a town of 1,300 people as of 2008 was the first and only town where everything was completely powered by wind generated electricity. So if you’re looking at things in terms of percentages, they’re at 100%. Texas definitely is the state producing the most wind power, but this only accounts for 8% of the state’s electricity use, mostly because the wind blows where no one lives and the state is in the lengthy and costly process of building transmission lines hundreds of miles to Texas’s population centers. As of 2009. Iowa was the state using the greatest percentage of wind power. Wind derived energy accounts for 15% of its electricity.
will you tell me what will be the speed of the wind in that particular area ?
Toward the bottom of this page is a graph that shows Rock Port’s average wind speeds throughout the year.
You can see on the graph that the wind tends to be around 10 mph, gets to a high of almost 12 mph in March, and doesn’t go lower than 8 mph. While that may not sound too impressive, the town is located right there with the wind, so the power doesn’t need to travel. (Power is lost when it has to travel great distances which is the case in Texas.) The town also has only 1300 people, so they have less energy needs than bigger towns. Still it’s pretty cool They only have 4 turbines and extra energy. Here’s a link to a video discussing the wind energy system that maybe you’ll like. (Sorry, there’s a commercial for coffee first.)
I like your explanation very much.thank u
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