Thursday, December 01, 2016
About 15% Of Texas Energy Is Now Supplied By Wind
Although coal and natural gas still provide most of the electricity for homes and businesses in Texas, wind energy is growing fast. In 2016, it has provided nearly 15% of all energy. The following article is by Katherine Tweed at Green Tech Media.
First, some definitions:
Megawatt -- unit of power equal to 1 million watts.
Gigawatt -- init of power equal to 1 billion watts.
1 Megawatt will provide enough energy to supply the needs of 400 to 900 homes (depending on the time of year and location of those homes).