How the US Wind Sector Is Building Momentum, Driving Economic Benefits

By [email protected] Winds of change are blowing across the nation. After a recent market slump, supportive policies and cost declines are driving growth in the wind energy sector, and bringing billions of dollars in economic benefits to states throughout the U.S.

The American wind fleet closed 2016 with 82,183 megawatts of cumulative installed capacity, enough to power 24 million average American homes, according to a new report released by the American Energy Wind Association (AWEA) in partnership with Navigant Consulting. Over the next four years, the wind industry is expected to add another 35,000 megawatts of capacity, and drive $85 billion in economic

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