The above infographic detailed to the impact of wind energy in the U.S., as well as the important role of maintenance services, play in strengthening the wind industry’s impact. it was done by Broadwind Energy.
There are more than 35,000 individual turbines in the U.S. 41,400 Mega Watt of wind power are installed in the U.S. which provides enough energy to power more than 10 million homes. since the cost of wind is free.
In 2010, 43% of the U.S. investments in renewable energy went to wind. The wind energy supports 75,000 jobs in all 50 states. The wind industry needs servicing also because 13,000 of U.S. turbines in California wind farms dates back the early 80s making many of them 20 years old.
There are 8000 parts in a single turbine, each of which needs servicing. A turbine blade endures millions of turns in its lifetime. The average lifespan of a wind turbine is 20 years.
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