Kern County, a dynamic and diverse region, continues to lead the nation in alternative energy production. The county’s businesses and residents have invested in producing more zero emission power than all the other 57 California counties combined, providing this resource to areas like Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, San Francisco and Marin.
Kern County supplies more than 50 percent of the state’s renewable energy. Home to the largest wind farm area in the United States with more than 5,000 turbines, Kern is considered the “Wind Capital of the California.” Our region also houses the second largest solar farm in the nation with investment continuing to rise. Companies have come from all over the world and invested more than $68 billion in Kern County.