Texas doubles wind power of other states

Texas developers added more than twice as much wind power as any other state last year, according to the latest industry report.

Farms with a capacity of more than 2,290 megawatts of wind power began production last year, easily besting the 905 megawatts added in Indiana, the next closest competitor, according to the American Wind Energy Association.

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The numbers were a bit of a surprise, considering an economy that made finding credit difficult and an electric grid taking almost more power than it can handle for the next few years, said Michael Giberson, an energy economist at Texas Tech's Rawls College of Business.

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