- Initial development was in California. It later spread to the western borders of Minnesota and Iowa and by the late '90s several wind farms were popping up in Wisconsin, near Green Bay.
- Texas went from a state with just one wind farm in 1997 to having a dozen just five years later. The real boom hit Texas between 2005 and 2010.
- The majority of U.S. states have at least one wind farm. That is, except for one large hole in the southern states. As of 2012, the last year data is available for this map, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Arkansas, South Carolina and North Carolina did not have any wind farms.
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