More than 12,000 MW of wind power under construction in U.S.

Although wind power installations were considerably lower in 2013 than 2012, there is currently more wind power capacity under construction in the U.S. than ever in history, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

According to AWEA’s U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2013 Market Report, more than 10,900 MW of capacity started construction activity during the fourth quarter of 2013, and more than 12,000 MW of capacity are under construction.

Wind power capacity installations in the U.S. dropped to 1,084 MW in 2013, which is a 92 percent reduction from the 13,131 MW installed during 2013. According to AWEA, the drop-off can be attributed to the late extension of the production tax credit and investment tax credit.

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