The production tax credit for wind will expire at the end of 2013, but the battle over it won’t really unfold until next year.
With more than 2,300 megawatts under construction, a year that started off with virtually no new wind power being installed in the U.S. might just finish decently.
With more projects popping up, the wind power supply chain is bouncing back from last year’s PTC scare. But will the growth be sustained?
It’s deja vu all over again in Washington as Congress takes up discussion of the production tax credit for wind, subject of a big fight last year.
Vestas factories in Colorado will manufacture the blades, towers and nacelles for the company’s new V110-2.0 MW turbine to be used at wind farms in the United States.
In the boom and bust wind energy business, how will the market react to wind-farm owner Pattern Energy’s IPO try?
Xcel announces another big wind play, this one in the Upper Midwest, where it says wind “offers lower costs than other possible resources.”
The Germany company Nordex cites “unpredictable extensions” of the production tax credit in announcing it will close an Arkansas nacelle manufacturing plant.
Measured against the source it replaces, a study yields surprising results about the benefits of new solar and wind power generation by region.
MidAmerican Energy wants to put up 656 new turbines in Iowa by the end of 2015, adding 1,050 megawatts of capacity in the wind-crazy state.