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Oklahoma: how wind is re-energizing the state’s economy

Oklahoma is extremely windy—the state song mentions the wind twice in its first stanza! While the wind has long been blamed for drying up water holes along with crops, it is also a source of energy that can be harnessed for good. In the 1930s, tower-based wind chargers brought small amounts of electricity to farms and ranches across the state. Now, huge wind farms with even taller towers, longer blades, and more efficient turbines contribute over 7,400 megawatts of installed capacity to the national network —enough to power two million homes.  Read more....

 

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