The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and industry experts predicted that 2009 would see a drop in the amount of wind capacity installed in the United States. The continuing recession, lack of tax credit financing and a reduction in demand for energy were expected to cause a drop in installations by as much as 50% from 2008 levels. However, the numbers were tallied, it turned out to be another record breaking year for the U.S.
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US Continues Breaking Records, Installs 9922 MW of Wind in 2009