10/07/2013 - Thanks to supportive policies, notably the wind production tax credit (PTC), the US wind industry continues to be one of the largest and fastest growing markets for wind energy.
Here's an update on the industry from three reports issued by the Department of Energy.
Last year, over 13 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity came online - nearly double that of 2011 - and 72% of components for wind projects are now Made in the USA, nearly triple that of 2007, according to the 2012 Wind Technologies Market Report by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
80,000 Americans are employed in the industry supply chain. read more>>>