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TODAY IN ENERGY: Wind turbine heights and capacities have increased over the past decade

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TODAY IN ENERGY: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wind turbine heights and capacities have increased over the past decade

Wind turbines in the United States have grown in both average height and capacity over the past decade, according to data on utility-scale electricity generators collected by EIA. Wind turbine capacity is based largely on the length of the blades and taller turbines are able to not only have longer blades, but also take advantage of better wind resources that are available at greater heights.

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