In its “U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report for 2018”, released on April 9, AWEA said wind energy grew in capacity by 8% last year and is now able to provide power to 30 American homes. The report also showed that wind power in the U.S. supports a 114,000 American jobs, over 500 domestic factories and adds over $1 billion a year in revenue for states and communities that have wind farms.

“(Last year) was a record year for wind energy in the United States,” said AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan, who discussed the report at the Greater Houston Partnership in Downtown Houston. “We had more jobs in wind than ever before, we have more under construction in wind than ever before, we have more corporate and industrial purchases in wind than ever before, we have lower cost than ever before, we have more money going to rural America than ever before.”

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