Good things unfolding in the wind industry says MAKE Consulting

By Paul Dvorak The PTC extension has been the most substantial news for the wind industry in recent months, but there are other positive developments in the sector. For instance, average turbine nameplate ratings are trending towards 3 MW, which surprisingly may cost a bit less to install than smaller 2MW class machines. Today’s turbines are capable of achieving gross capacity factors in excess of 50%. The next generation of wind turbines, due to be released over the next three to four years will be competitive with natural gas without the tax credit. That was the news from Make Consulting Partner Dan Shreve

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