31 Jan '14, 6pm

US Wind Industry Has Record Number Of Megawatts Under Construction - North American Windpower

As many predicted, the fallout from policy uncertainty led to a big drop in new installed wind capacity in the U.S. last year. According to the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2013 Market Report , the country saw 1.084 GW of wind come online in 2013. That is a 92% decrease from the 13.131 GW of new capacity installed during the record-breaking year of 2012. However, the news isn't all bad. In fact, 2013 set a record of its own. At the end of the year, AWEA says there were more U.S. wind power megawatts under construction than ever in history: Over 12,000 MW (or, 12 GW) of new generating capacity were under construction in 2013, with a record-breaking 10.9 GW starting construction activity during the fourth quarter. The report notes the wind projects under construction could power the equivalent of 3.5 million American homes, or a...

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