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This Interactive Map Shows Every Wind Farm In The United States

By Brian Spaen

Wind power has been rapidly progressing in the United States, and now there’s an interactive map to keep track of it all. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released the new feature on their website this week in celebration of the inaugural American Wind Week from August 6th through August 12th. It gives anyone the ability to pinpoint specific utility-scale projects and wind-related manufacturing facilities all over the country.

Here's how it works. The map displays the United States spotted with blue and red dots. Blue circles represent wind projects that are currently online. The bigger the dot, the more capacity it has. Their scale goes from projects that have 10 megawatts or less up to anything over 300 megawatts. Most of these circles can be found in the nation’s heartland and in many parts of Texas.

Red diamonds represent wind-related manufacturing facilities. These are production plants that make some impact on the wind power generation industry, such as creating materials, working on the electricity wiring, controlling the energy, and more. While these are just as widely spread around, a lot of facilities are found in the eastern half of the United States -- especially in the Northeast, the Carolinas, and the Great Lakes.