AWEA: Small-wind accounted for 25.6 MW of new capacity in 2010

09/19/2011 | Greentech Media

The U.S. small-wind industry accounted for 25.6 megawatts of newly installed capacity in 2010, while sales of small-scale wind turbines rose 53% during the same period, according to data from the American Wind Energy Association. Although small-wind capacity grew to 179 MW in 2010, the number of units declined compared with 2009, showing "a shift to larger turbines and applications that are beyond the residential market," according to Larry Flowers, AWEA's deputy director for distributed and community wind.

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