• The majority of wind turbines are in six regions: Altamont, East San Diego County, Pacheco, Solano, San Gorgonio, and Tehachapi.
  • Modern wind turbines are 30 times larger in size and capacity than older turbines, and technological advances have made wind energy a cost-competitive and grid-friendly source of electricity
  • The cost of producing wind energy has decreased nearly fourfold since 1980, according to the Electric Power Research Institute.
  • Wind energy is the country’s fourth-largest source of electric capacity, behind natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy.

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