23 May '11, 7pm

Windpower 2011 Highlights Industry Trends, Job Creation

Windpower 2011 Highlights Industry Trends, Job Creation

The show kicked off with speeches from CNN Founder Ted Turner and other industry visionaries. [Editor's note: A blog post from the keynote coming tongight.] In addition, the following are some of the industry’s hot topics bubbling up in Anaheim — from session presentations to chatter on the tradeshow floor. Jops and Economic Development Wind power’s vast supply chain, which produces the 8,000 components making up a typical wind turbine, continues to grow deeper roots here in the U.S. Today the industry employs 75,000 people, and over 400 wind-related manufacturing plants dot the map in 43 states, from California where the industry began 30 years ago, through the Midwest which now leads wind development, to the Southeast even though its first wind farm is still on the drawing board. In 2010 the industry reached 50 percent domestic content for U.S.-deployed turbines, and tha...

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