About Wind Energy
According to the 2020 Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis developed by Lazard, onshore wind energy is the lowest cost new energy resource compared to other renewable and conventional power technologies. Wind and other renewable energy sources offer a natural hedge against volatile fuel prices.
According to American Clean Power's (ACP) 2020 Annual Market Report, Wind and solar power were the #1 and #2 choice of utility-scale power generation across all energy types in 2020, with wind as the #1 source of renewable electricity. In addition, ACP's Clean Energy Workforce Report states that wind technicians are the country’s #1 fastest growing role and that clean energy workers make 30% more than the national median wage, ensuring that they have access to good paying jobs that support them and their families.
Check out ACP's facts on wind power.
Wind turbines are designed to capture the natural power of the wind in our atmosphere and convert it into electricity. People started utilizing wind power centuries ago by using windmills to pump water and grind grain. Today’s wind turbine is a highly evolved version of a windmill. The electricity generated from a single wind turbine can power hundreds of homes.