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Wind Power in the US: Market Research Report

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Wind Power Market Research Report | NAICS 22111d | Jul 2015

Against the wind: Expiration of tax incentives will curb industry's rapid recent growth

IBISWorld’s Wind Power market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 10-15
13.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
3,356
Businesses
185
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Wind Power industry generates revenue from owning and operating wind farms and selling the produced energy to downstream customers. Over the past five years, favorable government assistance has made this energy source cost competitive with other electricity-generation sources, lifting wind power's share of the total electricity generated in the United States. However, the federal production tax credit (PTC) expired on December 31, 2013, and no new tax incentive has been established, which will likely constrain industry growth by increasing wind farm construction costs. In the five years to 2020, stronger economic activity and a focus on energy independence and reducing greenhouse gas emissions will contribute to growth in wind power production... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The Wind Power industry produces a single product, electricity, from a single energy source, wind. Industry companies build out wind farms with varying electric capacities depending on the size of the land available and the strength of wind flows in the area. About 85.0% of wind electricity is generated by independent power producers, while the remaining 15.0% is produced by electric utility companies.

Utility scale wind

Utility scale wind, estimated to account for 69.7% of industry revenue, is defined as wind farms that have greater than one megawatt (MW) of energy capacity. One MW of energy equates to enough power to provide electricity to 200 US households... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Wind Power Industry?

Companies in this industry operate wind farms, which consist of wind-operated turbines that are used to generate electricity.

Industry Products
Utility scale generationDistributed generation
 
Industry Activities
Generating wind power


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