AWEA: U.S. wind power installations up 52% over 2011 levels in Q1

New wind power installations in the first quarter were the highest for that period since 2009, as companies pushed to complete wind projects before potential expiration of the renewable-energy Production Tax Credit at the end of the year, according to the American Wind Energy Association. The U.S. added 1,695 megawatts of wind power capacity in the first three months of 2012, up 52% from 1,118 MW during the same period in 2011, AWEA said. "The last five years have been marked by unprecedented policy stability, and in response wind power has delivered," AWEA CEO Denise Bode said.

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