Wind energy in the United States is capable of powering 15.5 million homes, and there are 39 states that produce wind energy on a large scale.
To visualize the impact of wind power across the U.S., check out this map from the American Wind Energy Association that shows wind power capacity by state.
Perhaps a better way to grasp the magnitude of wind farms in the U.S. is to see them yourself. This map courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey plots every wind farm in the U.S., so the next time you’re flying over one of these states, peek out the window to catch a glimpse!
You also can view the slideshow below to get a bird’s eye view of wind farms in Iowa that I recently photographed from a cruising altitude above 30,000 feet.