Max Showalter, Journal & Courier

With Benton County leading the way, Indiana for the second consecutive year has ranked at or near the top of a national survey that tracks the installation of large-scale wind developments in the United States.

According to the American Wind Energy Association, the Hoosier state installed 905 megawatts of wind power in 2009. That puts Indiana second only to Texas -- with 2,300 megawatts -- for the year.