Wind Energy Initiative
Iowa as a Resource
Iowa is the second-leading state in wind energy production, and it is one of only two states with the capability to manufacture all three major components of wind turbines: nacelles, blades and towers. Iowa clearly exhibits several distinct advantages in the development of wind energy as a domestic power source:
- Through 2016, Iowa led the nation by generating 36 percent of its electricity from wind.
- Iowa wind farms today power the equivalent of more than 1.6 million homes.
- Worldwide, Denmark is the only country to have achieved > 40 % percent wind power.