The US wind industry set national records in the first half with 4.37GW of installations and 25.3GW of new capacity under construction on 30 June, as developers and their supply chains overcame multiple challenges from Covid-19, according to the latest industry report by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

First half additions last year were 1.74GW. The industry installed 2.54GW in the second quarter, almost triple 900MW a year earlier.

“American wind power is immensely proud of its 120,000 workers who have fought to bring additional clean, reliable electricity to American citizens, even in the initial stages of the global pandemic.