Last year, a Department of Energy study found that we'll need to surpass 300 gigawatts of wind power capacity to cover 20% of U.S. electricity demand in 2030. Compared to the transmission overhaul required, assembling and installing more than100,000 turbines in the interim would be the easy part! It's still a tall order, though.
In October, A-Power Energy Generation Systems
The good news is that this west Texas wind farm is just one of countless projects being proposed. Not to be outdone by the new guy, turbine titan General Electric
The wind is clearly at turbine manufacturers' backs, which explains the move by United Technologies Corp.