The U.S.’s wind power capacity was more than 121,000 MW at the end of 2020.
The U.S. has the second greatest total of installed wind capacity in the world. Wind provides more than 10% of electricity in 16 states and more than 30% in Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
In 2020, wind power installations outpaced those in solar power for the first time in several years and represented $24.6 billion of investment.
Wind-related job totals in the U.S. increased by 1.8% in 2020, to 116,800 full-time workers. These jobs include, among others, construction (42,300) and manufacturing (23,900).
A typical onshore wind project in the U.S. sources 57% of its components (by dollar value) domestically.
Thirty-five states, plus Puerto Rico, had more than 100 MW of wind capacity as of the end of 2020, with 20 of these above 1 GW, 17 above 2 GW, and 11 above 3 GW.