December 2, 2020

American wind energy technology witnesses a significant expansion

Wind energy has managed to create over 120000 jobs for Americans. These opportunities have been essential, especially in this period, when the pandemic has resulted in employment loss. The US is still working out how it can create more opportunities to supplement the lost jobs in the last six months when the coronavirus pandemic was at its peak. The chief executive of AWEA, Tom Kiernan, stated that the future of clean energy in the country is optimistic now that it is the new plan to recuperate from the pandemic.

There are over ten new wind energy projects that will generate over 1900 MW of power over nine states. This energy will meet the needs of over 600000 households in the country. An enumeration of the projects shows Texas with a capacity of 687 MW in wind energy, Iowa with 168 MW, Colorado with 496 MW, Illinois with 200 MW, and Indiana summing it with 147 MW. The visibly performing and mega wind energy projects are the Aviator Wind project and the Cheyenne Ridge projects, which have landscaped the states in which they are located as hubs for benchmarking wind energy programs.

Wind energy is now offering 111808 MW of wind power in the US. This potential is capable of meeting the electricity demands for more than thirty million households in America. Close to twenty states have recorded as high as 1000 MW of erected wind potential. The installation of wind energy resources continued to rise throughout this pandemic period after a slight interruption by the overwhelming coronavirus infection cases. Expert market study articulated 2420 MW of wind power in new developments, of which 972 MW is in the construction phase while the rest is at the marketing stage with minor but crucial structural changes.

Elsewhere, the offshore wind market grew, with the latest being the introduction of the second stage of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project. This side of wind energy boasts of close to 47 percent in contribution to the renewable energy projects entering the final phase. Analysts anticipate the offshore wind energy projects to generate an additional 9100 MW in the next six years. The dynamics of the energy market facilitated this development generating cheap energy for consumption by the citizens. The government said that these developments prove that they are meeting the global reduction in emission objectives.

Nevertheless, the seemingly well-performing wind energy sector has some ladders to climb before it becomes stable. For instance, taxes imparted on these projects have proved to be an impediment to their effective implementation. In conclusion, the American energy industry expects to witness growth before 2030. Offshore wind projects will generate over 20 GW of power to accelerate the transition to clean energy.