Ahead of its goal in megawatts of power it already generates, and even more good power is yet to come beyond that goal.
The idea immediately comes to mind that solar could be partnered with the wind, because we all know that West Texas gets its share of strong sunshine.
Anyway, the winning wind story goes something like this:
Texas has reached its goal of having 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity this year, 15 years earlier than scheduled, thanks to an ample supply of West Texas wind.(Texas Meets Renewable Energy Goals Early). Now if the federal government will get their act together and generate green jobs for rebuilding and retooling the power grid, the winds of Texas will send clean power to the east coast.
According to a report (.doc) filed with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Friday, the Lonestar State has 10,367 megawatts of renewable energy capacity, and generated 21,594,278 megawatt-hours of clean electricity in 2009.
We are very impatiently waiting congress.
Good job West Texas wind pioneer patriots!