According to the American Wind Energy Association’s latest market report, the U.S. wind industry installed 6,478 megawatts (MW) during the 4th quarter of 2016, the second strongest quarter on record. This brings the annual total for 2016 to 8,203 MW of wind commissioned in 2016, and the total U.S. installed capacity to 82,183 MW.

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Data sources:

American Wind Energy Association. U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2016 Market Report, February 2017.

U.S. Department of Energy. 2017 Energy and Employment Report, January 2017.

US. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. December 2015.