Texas is still a national leader in wind energy, but Kansas plans to build more wind projects this year than the Lone Star State, according to a new assessment by an industry trade group.

Overall, the U.S. wind industry installed 6,816 megawatts in 2011, a rise of 31 percent over 2010, according to the American Wind Energy Association. Nationally, the industry now claims 46,916 megawatts of installed capacity, the group said in the “U.S. Wind Industry 2011 Market Report” AWEA released today.

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