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Windtech International March April 2024 issue






The US Energy Department released a new report highlighting strong growth in the US wind energy market in 2011, increasing the US share of clean energy and supporting tens of thousands of jobs.

According to the 2011 Wind Technologies Market Report, the USA remained one of the world’s largest and fastest growing wind markets in 2011, with wind power representing a 32 per cent of all new electric capacity additions in the USA last year and accounting for US$ 14 billion in new investment. According the report, the percentage of wind equipment made in America also increased. Nearly seventy per cent of the equipment installed at US wind farms last year, including wind turbines and components like towers, blades, gears, and generators, is now from domestic manufacturers, doubling from 35 per cent in 2005. The report finds that in 2011, roughly 6,800MW of new wind power capacity was added to the US grid, a 31 per cent increase from 2010 installations. The USA’s wind power capacity reached 47,000MW by the end of 2011 and has since grown to 50,000MW.
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