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Wind Power in the US: Market Research Report

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Wind Power Market Research Report | NAICS 22111d | Aug 2014

High winds: A strengthening US economy and growing demand for electricity will benefit the industry

The Wind Power market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$8bn
Annual Growth 09-14
18.1%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
14,280
Businesses
96
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... 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.

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. Large independent power producers and utility companies typically build these wind farms, and they require significant investment to undertake. Companies involved in this service generally do not have distribution operations... 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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