US installed 1.08GW wind in 2013

The United States installed 1.08GW of wind capacity in 2013, the smallest amount in a decade, while project construction activity reached a record 12.3GW in the fourth quarter, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s Market Report.

AWEA attributed the 92% year-on-year decline in installations on the late extensions early last year by Congress of the renewable electricity production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit for wind.

Fourth quarter 2013 installations totaled 1.01GW, roughly one-eighth the record 8.38GW in the same period a year earlier. New capacity came into service in California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Texas.

General Electric supplied 940MW of the industry’s new 2013 capacity with Siemens in second place with 87.3MW. Vestas supplied 4MW.

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