Saturday, August 25, 2012

Energy report: U.S. wind industry span in 2011

Saturday, August 25, 2012
The Department of energy highlighting published a new report on August 14 strong growth in the U.S. wind energy market in 2011. 2011 Wind technologies market report that remained one of the world's largest and fastest growing wind markets of the United States in 2011. 32% Of all new electrical capacity in the nation represented wind power last year for $14 billion in new investments. In addition, the report found, the the percentage of wind equipment manufactured in the United States also dramatically increased. Almost 70% of the equipment to the U.S. wind farms was installed last year by domestic manufacturers, doubling from 35% in 2005.

The report finds that in 2011, an increase of 31% of 2010 installations added to approximately 6,800 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity, to the U.S. grid. The nation's wind power capacity reached 47,000 MW by the end of 2011 and grew up to 50,000 MW or enough power to 13 million households annually. The country's cumulative installed wind power capacity rose has risen to 16% by 2010, and since 2000 more than 18-fold. The report also finds that six States comply with now more than 10% of their total electricity with wind power.

According to estimates of the industry, wind energy employs 75,000 American workers, including workers at the production facilities up and down of the supply chain, such as engineers and construction workers, the construction and operation of wind farms. Despite the recent technical and infrastructure improvements and further growth in the year 2012 is the report that 2013 a dramatic slowdown of domestic wind energy deployment due to possible partially to end of the Federal Republic tax incentives could see renewable energy, including the production tax credit and the advanced energy manufacturing tax credit. See the press release of Ministry of energy and the full report.

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