Largest Land-based Wind Turbine Order from Iowa
Siemens is to build five large wind parks in Iowa/USA, turnover $1B, 448 2.3 MW Turbines, 1.05 GW. This is the largest order for land-based wind energy ever, to be completed in 2015. Weather conditions are such that already wind power can compete with the booming shale business. Total installed US wind capacity by the end of 2012: 60 GW, with 13 GW built in 2012 alone. Iowa is one of the leading wind regions of the US, with 25% of the electricity coming from wind.