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Community Developments Investments (Summer 2013)

State of the Wind Market

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Figure 1:

Figure 1 is a bar chart that shows the annual installation of new wind capacity since 1999.

1999: 844 megawatts.
2000: 71 megawatts.
2001: 1,690 megawatts.
2002: 411 megawatts.
2003: 1,665 megawatts.
2004: 396 megawatts.
2005: 2,374 megawatts.
2006: 2,457 megawatts.
2007: 5,253 megawatts.
2008: 8,362 megawatts.
2009: 10,005 megawatts.
2010: 5,216 megawatts.
2011: 6,820 megawatts.
2012: 13,131 megawatts.

 

Figure 2:

Figure 2 is a bar chart that shows the cumulative capacity of wind energy installations since 1999.

1999: 2,385 megawatts.
2000: 2,456 megawatts.
2001: 4,147 megawatts.
2002: 4,557 megawatts.
2003: 6,222 megawatts.
2004: 6,619 megawatts.
2005: 8,993 megawatts.
2006: 11,450 megawatts.
2007: 16,702 megawatts.
2008: 25,065 megawatts.
2009: 35,068 megawatts.
2010: 40,283 megawatts.
2011: 46,930 megawatts.
2012: 60,012 megawatts.

 

Figure 3:

Figure 3 is a bar chart that shows the annual power capacity additions in the United States over time, by percentage.
2004: natural gas 73%, dual fired 22%, coal 2%, wind 1%, petroleum 1%.
2005: natural gas 85%, wind 12%, coal 2%, petroleum 1%.
2006: natural gas 72%, wind 19%, coal 5%, other renewable 3%, petroleum 1%.
2007: natural gas 49%, wind 34%, coal 10%, other renewable 4%, petroleum 2%.
2008: natural gas 48%, wind 41%, coal 7%, petroleum 1%, nuclear 1%.
2009: natural gas 43%, wind 39%, coal 13%, other renewable 3%, petroleum 1%, other non-renewable 1%.
2010: natural gas 39%, wind 26%, coal 25%, other renewable 6%, petroleum 3%.
2011: natural gas 42%, wind 31%, coal 18%, other renewable 8%, petroleum 1%.
2012: natural gas 31%, wind 42%, other renewable 14%, coal 12%.

 

Figure 4:

Figure 4 is a map of the United States that shows the location of wind-related manufacturing and wind power projects. Wind-related manufacturing is clustered mainly in New England, the Southeast, and the upper Midwest, with other facilities scattered throughout the rest of the country. Wind power projects are clustered mainly in New England and the upper and lower Midwest, with other facilities scattered throughout the rest of the country.