27 Jul '18, 9pm

Record 19GW of US wind capacity under construction: AWEA

A record 19GW of wind capacity is under construction in the US, while the total amount in the country’s late-stage pipeline has reached 37.8GW – a stunning 46% climb on last year, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s latest figures. Although the first half of 2018 saw relatively few big wind farms completed, the US nevertheless topped 90GW of installed capacity for the first time, as projects like Invenergy’s 300MW Santa Rita and Goldwind’s 160MW Rattlesnake Wind came on line in recent months. But the big story for the US wind industry is what’s on the horizon for the next few years, as developers, independent power producers and utilities rush to bring projects over the finish line in time to qualify for the fading production tax credit (PTC). The next few years for US wind are expected to be one of the biggest boom periods for any market in the global wind...

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