Monday, February 22, 2010

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind...

SmartPlanet reports... (emphasis mine)

In a report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Albany, N.Y.-based renewable energy consulting firm AWS Truewind, wind turbines in the continental U.S. could generate 37 PWh (petawatt-hours) per year — far more than the 3,816,000,000 MWh (or about 3.8 PWh) per year currently required to power the nation, as estimated in 2005.

The report also inspected how the 48 contiguous states stack up in wind power potential.

Here are the Top 10:

  • Texas: 6,527,850 GWh/yr
  • Kansas: 3,646,590
  • Montana: 3,228,620
  • Nebraska: 3,540,370
  • South Dakota: 3,411,690
  • North Dakota: 2,983,750
  • Iowa: 2,026,340
  • Wyoming: 1,944,340
  • Oklahoma: 1,788,910
  • New Mexico: 1,644,970

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