Published: 10 August 2017 10 August 2017
The US Energy Department (DOE) has released three wind market reports demonstrating continued growth in wind energy nationwide. America’s wind industry added more than 8,200MW of capacity last year, representing 27 per cent of all energy capacity additions in 2016. In 2016, wind supplied about 6 per cent of US electricity, and 14 states now get more than 10 per cent of their electricity from wind. The reports cover the following market sectors: land-based utility scale, offshore, and distributed wind.
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