That's right, $128 billion! Not to mention an average of $13 billion per year for the past five years alone. The American Wind Energy Assocation (AWEA) released the data last week.
Tom Kiernan, CEO of AWEA, said, "Over this time, wind has rapidly scaled up. There's now enough wind power installed to reliably produce electricity for over 19 million American homes."
There were more records broken last year by wind energy, including capacity installed.
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The U.S. wind industry installed more electric generating capacity in 2015 than any other energy source—a total of 8,598 megawatts, which equals an investment of $14.7 billion.
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