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The Hot New US Wind Market: Crowded East Coast States

January 29, 2020

The U.S. installed 9.1 gigawatts of new wind capacity in 2019, the market’s biggest year since 2012, pushing the country’s combined fleet of wind farms to 106 gigawatts, according to new numbers from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

All wind energy records in the U.S. are on shaky ground right now, with the market in the midst of a historic boom that’s expected to peak this year. But by any measure 2019 was a big year for the market, ranking as the third largest on record, fueled by the phase out of the industry’s main subsidy, the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC).

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