U.S. wind power fuels economic growth and jobs — in addition to providing a clean, reliable energy source — thanks to our world-class wind resource and the latest innovations in big data and power engineering. This week marks American Wind Week, a time when we recognize the significant contributions wind power has made throughout the country.
Blattner Energy, an Avon-based company that has built more wind farms than any other contractor throughout North America, is proud to be a part of these contributions. As part of American Wind Week, Blattner is hosting an engaging group of local and state lawmakers at our corporate office to discuss how the success of wind power is impacting Central Minnesota and the state, as well as its future growth.
Wind is the number one source of renewable energy capacity in the country, and wind technicians are one of the fastest growing professions. Wind power supports 105,000 jobs in farm, factory and port communities in all 50 states,and more than 500 American factories are part of the industry’s supply chain, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
Read more at the full article at the St. Cloud Times.