Clean Technica: When a wind power discussion comes up, Texas is often mentioned. It’s not just that Texas has a lot of wind power. (It does.) It’s not just that Texas has a big, very isolated grid. (It does.*) There’s the oft-forgotten fact that when Texas started adopting wind power, it went from almost zero to the national leader in wind power in just 6 years!
Go way back to the year 2000, ignoring all that Y2K bug stuff. California is the undisputed far-and-away leader in wind power with well over half of the entire US capacity and roughly 9× as much wind power installed as Texas, which isn’t even second. It’s also far behind Minnesota and Iowa. General consensus is that California will remain the leader indefinitely.
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