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AWEA Raises Estimate For 2007 Wind Power Installations

The American Wind Energy Association has seen a substantial increase in the projected installation of new wind energy facilities in 2007.Previous projections for a record-setting 3,000 megawatts of new wind power capacity in 2007 have now been raised: AWEA reports (PDF) that the U.S. wind energy industry is currently on track to complete a total 4,000 MW in 2007, shattering its 2006 record of 2,454 MW, and generating enough new electricity to power the equivalent of over one million homes.In its third quarter market report, AWEA also reports that the industry has already added over 2,300 MW of generating capacity to the nation’s electrical grid so far this year with a total of more than 5,000 MW in various stages of construction, establishing wind as one of the largest sources of new power in the country today.Texas again added the largest amount of new wind power generation at 600 MW. There’s a full list of projects here.

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