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The biggest

  • May 4, 2008 - 4:44 PM

THE BIGGEST

States with the most wind-powered electrical-generation capacity.

Wind capacity

State (megawatts)

Texas 4,446

California 2,439

Minnesota 1,299

Iowa 1,271

Washington 1,163

THE FASTEST GROWING

States that added the most capacity in 2007.

New capacity

State (megawatts)

Texas 1,618

Colorado 776

Illinois 592

Oregon 447

Minnesota 405

THE LARGEST SHARE

States with the largest share of electrical power generated by wind.

State Wind share

Iowa 5.5%

Minnesota 4.6

New Mexico 3.9

Oregon 3.5

South Dakota 2.6

Source: American Wind Energy Association

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