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Analysis: PTC phase-out could herald lower cost of energy

Analysis: PTC phase-out could herald lower cost of energy

UNITED STATES: The US wind industry's hard-won five-year extension of federal support creates a stable platform for strong growth and investment in research investment to cut costs.

Analysis: US election will not sway industry optimism

Analysis: US election will not sway industry optimism

UNITED STATES: On 1 February, the state of Iowa kicks off the long and complex process that ends in the November US presidential elections.

Analysis: Reopening of iconic Altamont Pass project in doubt

Analysis: Reopening of iconic Altamont Pass project in doubt

UNITED STATES: Following the annual turbine shut-down to protect birds, owners of Altamont Wind's 83MW of 100kW turbines remain tight lipped over the future of the project and if it will ever reopen.

On Reflection: Energy revolution in US

On Reflection: Energy revolution in US

Wind power in the US is winning the fight against fossil-fuels on economic and environmental grounds, says Chris Brown of Vestas North America, with growing efficiency and rapidly falling costs.


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Market status report

Market Status: United States - Two-year boom could add more than 16GW

UNITED STATES The US is expecting a healthy volume of wind installation in 2015, around 50% up on 2014 as developers scramble to use December's extension of the wind production tax credit (PTC).

Special reports

US wind industry - Special Report

US wind industry - Special Report

Windpower Monthly examines the major issues dominating the US wind market

Operations & Maintenance - Special Report 2013

Operations & Maintenance - Special Report 2013

Windpower Offshore looks at operations and maintenance strategies that can help cut the cost of offshore wind energy as the sector continues to grow.

Latin America - Special Report 2013

Latin America - Special Report 2013

Windpower Monthly looks at the continuing growth of wind power in Latin America as more countries prepare to build substantial capacity.