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Posted August 27, 2015Today in Energy

Domestic market for distributed wind turbines faces several challenges ›

The domestic market for distributed wind turbines has weakened since the record capacity additions in 2012. Last year's installations of mid-size and small wind turbines were the lowest in a decade. Relatively low electricity prices, competition from other distributed energy sources, and relatively high permitting and other nonmaterial costs have presented challenges to the distributed wind market in the United States. More


Source: EIA, based on U.S. Dept. of Energy 2014 Distributed Wind Market Report

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