The US wind industry has celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day this week by highlighting the 66% drop in the costs of wind-generated electricity.
According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), over the past six years the cost of wind-generated electricity in the US has dropped by 66%.
“From the corn fields of Iowa to the windswept plains of Texas, by improving our technology and lowering wind power’s costs, we’re saving you money,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the AWEA. “With costs 66 percent cheaper than they were six years ago, wind power is on sale in the US. It’s a credit to American ingenuity and manufacturing. We’re celebrating Global Wind Day by sharing this good news far and wide.”