2009 Wind Technologies Market Report

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The U.S. wind power industry experienced yet another record year in 2009, once again surpassing even optimistic growth projections from years past. At the same time, 2009 was a year of upheaval, with the global financial crisis impacting the wind power industry and with federal policy changes enacted to push the industry toward continued aggressive expansion. The year 2010, meanwhile, isanticipated to be one of some retrenchment, with expectations for fewer wind power capacity additions than seen in 2009. The rapid pace of development and change within the industry has made it difficult to keep up with trends in the marketplace, yet the need for timely, objective information on the industry and its progress has never been greater. This report - the fourth in an ongoing annualseries - attempts to meet this need by providing a detailed overview of developments and trends in the United States wind power market, with a particular focus on 2009.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages88
StatePublished - 2010

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A2-48666

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102010-3107


  • energy markets
  • federal energy policy
  • global wind development
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • LBNL
  • U.S.
  • wind development
  • wind development
  • wind energy
  • wind industry
  • wind markets
  • wind power
  • wind power capacity
  • wind technologies markets
  • wind turbines


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