It led Texas' transformation to a green energy powerhouse and is equipping mega-projects across the Midwest, but US onshore wind is on a downward curve as a clean energy technology choice for corporate, industrial, and utility electricity buyers in a trend that's set to continue for the foreseeable future.

Latest figures (see panel at foot) from the American Clean Power Association (ACP) show not just procurement pacesetters solar and battery storage – the two are increasingly paired in hybrid projects – growing at the expense of onshore wind, but even forthcoming offshore wind development in Atlantic states from Massachusetts to Virginia.