Wind Energy Facts at a Glance

Learn U.S. wind industry statistics below. More detailed information on U.S. wind industry statistics and market analysis is available in the AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report and Quarterly Market Reports and the AWEA Market Database Pro.

U.S. Wind Energy Capacity Statistics

 

 

Total U.S. installed wind capacity, through end of 2016:

 

82,183 MW

Installed Capacity 2015

Equivalent number of average American homes powered in a year by current installed wind capacity: 

 

25 million

Wind energy's percentage share of power capacity additions in 2015: 

 

41%

Total number of operating utility-scale wind turbines: 

 

>53,000

Number of U.S. states with operating utility-scale wind energy projects: 

 

41 plus Guam and Puerto Rico

State Blue Map 2015

U.S. installed wind capacity in 2016: 

 

8,203 MW

Wind industry investment in new wind projects in the last 10 years: 

 

$143 billion

Number of wind-related jobs in the U.S. at the end of 2016, across fields such as development, construction, transportation, manufacturing, operations, services: 

 

>100,000

More U.S. wind energy project statistics, including project level details, are available in the AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Quarterly Market Reports, and the AWEA Market Database Pro. 

U.S. Wind Industry Manufacturing Statistics

 

 

Number of operating wind-related manufacturing facilities: 

 

 >500

 Manufacturing Facilities Map 2015

More U.S. wind energy manufacturing information, including major component production capacity, facility location and component details, is available in the AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report and the AWEA Market Database Pro.