The U.S.' onshore wind capacity exceeded 100 gigawatts (GW) as of the end of September 2019, the country's Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a statement on Monday.
While more than half of that amount has been installed since the beginning of 2012, the oldest wind turbines still operating in the U.S. came online as early as 1975, the EIA said.
As of the third quarter of 2019, the 41 states in the U.S. had at least one installed wind turbine, according to the EIA.
The state of Texas, known mostly for its massive oil and natural gas production, had the most capacity installed with 26.9 gigawatts (GW).
Texas was followed by the states of Iowa, Oklahoma, and Kansas in installed onshore wind capacity. These four states accounted for half of the total U.S. installed wind capacity, the EIA said.
The administration said it expects an additional 7.2 GW of capacity to come online this month.
The EIA also estimates another 14.3 GW of wind capacity will come online in 2020.
"If realized, the U.S. would have about 122 GW of wind capacity by the end of next year," the statement said.
By Ovunc Kutlu