Texas Breaks Wind Energy Record
Good news from the Lone Star State: Texas set a new record for US wind energy generation late last week when at 6:37am on Friday wind turbines...
Good news from the Lone Star State:
Texas set a new record for US wind energy generation late last week when at 6:37am on Friday wind turbines provided 19 per cent of the electricity mix – the equivalent of 6,272MW - to its main grid.The figure, which did not include power generated in its windy Panhandle region, is expected to increase significantly in the coming years as the state plans to invest nearly $5bn on increasing the number of transmission lines in the state supporting new wind farms.Texas is the state with the most wind power potential, so this isn't exactly surprising, but it's nice to see we're moving ahead. And in fact, what's preventing Texas from generating more energy from wind isn't a lack of turbines but a lack of transmission lines. This is why that smart grid is so important.Via Inhabitat.