Did you know that Kansas was named after the Kansa tribe, which means “people of the wind”? And rightly so.
Kansas has one of the highest levels of wind production. And according to several studies, “In Kansas, wind energy generation is at least equivalent in cost – and often cheaper – than traditional sources of energy.”
There are many benefits to renewable energy including utilizing an abundant and free power supply, whether it is wind or solar. Interestingly, 80 percent of the overall cost of most wind power is up front with buying and constructing the wind turbine. Only about 10 percent of the levelized cost is incurred during operations and maintenance.
Read more about wind energy in Kansas.