New Reports Show Wind Power Growing at Full Sail

Two new reports published by the Department of Energy detail the remarkable rise in wind power in the United States. Energy derived from the wind can now power more than 15 millions homes.

With findings that show the amount of electricity generated by wind and solar power has more than doubled in the United States since 2008, the 2012 Wind Technology Market report (PDF) and the 2012 Market Report on Wind Technologies in Distributed Applications (PDF) may help soothe those anxious about the pace of alternative energy development in the United States.

"Despite the good news, a statement put out with the reports cautions that future years may not display such strong growth for wind," writes Zak Stone. "The report expects that 2013 'will be a slow year for new capacity additions, due in part to continued policy uncertainty and project development timelines.' Things will pick up in 2014, but 'projections for 2015 and beyond are much less certain.'"

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