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U.S. Wind Turbine Manufacturing - Federal Support for an Emerging Industry

U.S. Wind Turbine Manufacturing - Federal Support for an Emerging Industry

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Published by Chuck Achberger
U.S. Wind Turbine Manufacturing: Federal Support for an Emerging Industry
Michaela D. Platzer Specialist in Industrial Organization and Business September 23, 2011

Congressional Research Service 7-5700 www.crs.gov R42023

CRS Report for Congress
Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress

U.S. Wind Turbine Manufacturing: Federal Support for an Emerging Industry

Summary
Increasing U.S. energy supply diversity has been the goal of many Presidents and Congresses. This commitment has been pr
U.S. Wind Turbine Manufacturing: Federal Support for an Emerging Industry
Michaela D. Platzer Specialist in Industrial Organization and Business September 23, 2011

Congressional Research Service 7-5700 www.crs.gov R42023

CRS Report for Congress
Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress

U.S. Wind Turbine Manufacturing: Federal Support for an Emerging Industry

Summary
Increasing U.S. energy supply diversity has been the goal of many Presidents and Congresses. This commitment has been pr

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based on a 1.5MW Wind Turbine by % of Weight, including blades and towers

Steel

Fiberglass Copper

Concrete Adhesive

Aluminum Core

Materials

Weight % 89.1%

5.8%

1.6%

1.3%

1.1%

0.8%

0.4%

Source: U.S. Department of Energy, 20% Wind Energy by 2030, p. 63, July 2008

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