Power of the Future
Wind power is a newly popular source of energy that is spreading rapidly.
This shows how a wind turbine works to create electricity.
Wind Power Graph
This graph shows how the wind energy is growing exponentially
Wind Energy Statistics
Stats About Wind Energy
- Between 2008 and 2012, wind power has provided 36.5% of all new generating capacity in the United States.
- A single wind turbine can power 500 homes.
- At times, wind energy produces as much as 25% of the electricity on the Texas power grid.
(this information is from the Wind Energy Foundation)
Around 80 different countries use wind power to generate electricity commercially.
In some countries such as Denmark and Portugal, wind power contributes around 20% of the total electricity production.