Could Iowa soon become leading U.S. state in terms of wind power capacity? If we are to believe the recent announcement by MidAmerican Energy company than the answer is one big yes. The company recently announced a major wind energy project, called Wind XI, a gigantic project that once finished will add up to 2,000 megawatts of wind generation in Iowa.
If this project would to fully go through the state would satisfy more than 40 percent of its energy needs from wind – roughly enough to power 800,000 homes.
Iowa is already one of nations' renewable energy leaders, in terms of both wind and solar energy production. Every newly installed wind turbine in Iowa means income for farmers as well as jobs for many people.