U.S. wind industry
Statoil North America, a company that has been experimenting with offshore wind projects in Norway, is being assessed for a similar project in Maine b
Just how important is the U.S. Production Tax Credit (PTC) for renewable energy that is set to expire in December? Ask Ditlev Engel, CEO of Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer. Engel predicts the U.S. wind turbine market will drop a whopping 80% next year if the incentive vanishes as expected.
Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for 150 MW of wind turbines from a client in the United States the company said Tuesday.
There has been some controversy lately about American companies using Recovery Act money to buy wind turbines made in other countries, especially China. Perhaps not coincidentally, the Department of Energy recently released its first study addressing the question of how much wind equipment is imported.