Friday, May 11, 2007

Breezy Predictions for US Wind Energy.

The American Wind EnergyAssociation is on the record projecting that the US will increase its wind power capacity by 25% in 2007. The Association said that more than 3,000 MW of wind power turbines will be added this year, which is enough capacity to power 825,000 homes.

In 2006, the year over year capacity increase was 20%.

Most of the new capacity will be in Texas which last year overtook California as the wind energy leader in the US. Texas expects to add 1,000 MW this year.

U.S. wind industry to add 3000 MW in 2007 -group [Reuters]