U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Talkin’ Bout Wind Generation
September 7, 2012
If you have been following the news on Energy.gov, you may already know that 2011 was a banner year for the American wind industry. What you might not know is that the amount of electricity generated by the wind industry started to grow back around 1999, and since 2007 has been increasing at a rapid pace.
The growth of clean wind energy is great for American manufacturers -- 70% of the equipment installed at U.S. wind farms last year came from domestic manufacturers, doubling from 35 percent in 2005.
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