How much land is required for wind turbines to generate a megawatt hour?

How much land is required for wind? We analyzed the data from a few dozen large wind projects in the US from the US EIA databases.

On average, it takes about 26 acres of land to generate a million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity (a million kWh is the same as 1 gigawatt hour (GWh)).

You can see the details and original data in the embedded Excel spreadsheet below.

Download the full spreadsheet here: (coming later – for now download from embedded spreadsheet)

Code: m119 WindLand math xbMath

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