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IS-2008-137: Annual Report on U.S. Wind Power Installation, Cost, and Performance; Trends: 2007

This paper by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is an annual report on developments and trend in the U.S. wind power market covering 2007.  The U.S. added more that 5000 MW of wind power bringing the total to almost 17,000 MW, the largest increase in the world.  (Total world increase was 20,000 MW.)  About 14% of wind generators are on the electric grid.  At this rate of increase, 35% of power would come from wind by 2035.  The largest number of new wind generators was installed in Texas.  Xcel Energy has the largest wind capacity, while Minnikota Power Cooperative (Minnesota and North Dakota) sells 11% of total power output from wind.  GE Wind is the largest U.S. turbine maker.






















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