28 Apr '11, 7pm

US Wind Industry Adds 1100 MW in Q1 via SustainableBusiness.com. #nebraska #nrer

1,100 MW of new wind capacity was installed in the first quarter of 2011, with another 5,600 MW under construction, reports the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). That's nearly twice the amount that was under construction during this same time period in 2009 and 2010. Two-thirds of those megawatts are already locked in under long-term power purchase agreements with electric utilities. The US now has a total installed wind base of 41,400 MW -serving 10 million homes. AWEA says the industry is "poised for a renaissance" after having experienced several difficult years. "Refined technologies, affordable prices, and continued demand for clean, homegrown energy," characterize the wind industry here," said Denise Bode, AWEA CEO. "In an economy in which gas prices have hit $4 a gallon and are still on the rise, America must implement long-term energy policies centered on ho...

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