According to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) second quarter report, 2,151MW was installed over the period.
Highlights from AWEA’s report include:
- Iowa passes the 20% mark in electricity generation from wind.
- California installed 420MW during the second quarter, followed by Oregon (201MW), Illinois (150MW) and Utah (102MW).
- Construction started on 2.5GW of new projects during the second quarter, almost treble the amount attributed to the first quarter.
- Maryland added its second project, with a 75MW capacity, increasing its capacity by 71%.
However, AWEA warned that, although the figures were promising, the government needed to extend its ‘Production Tax Credit’ in 2012.