Texas leads nation in wind power development

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by KVUE News

khou.com

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 8:30 AM

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas led the nation in developing wind power in the last decade thanks to the hardy gusts in West Texas.

However, windfarm developers soon found out the West Texas breezes die down in the afternoon. 

Now Texas is seizing the lead in building turbines along the Gulf Coast, as developers find the slower but steadier air currents there translate to bigger profits.

Over the next two years, planned wind  projects along the Coast are expected to double and would generate enough power for 650,000 Texas homes.

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