By the Numbers
Did You Know...
- Wind energy could produce 1/3 of the world's energy by 2050.
- Wind power quadrupled between 2000 and 2006.
- Wind is the #1 source of new energy infrastructure in the U.S. in 2012.
- The biggest turbines supply enough energy for 600 U.S. homes.
- In 2002, wind turbines worldwide produced more than 32,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to meet the residential needs of 35 million people world wide.
- The price of electricity produced by wind in the U.S. is about $0.04 per kilowatt-hour, which is half the cost of electricity produced by coal powered power plants if coal's health and environmental costs are included. It is also half the cost of nuclear power if all nuclear fuel cycle costs are taken into account.