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Corporate Buyers Increasingly Adopting Wind Energy

wind-energyAccording to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA’s) 4Q15 market report, approximately 75 percent of the megawatts (MWs) contracted through power purchase agreements during the fourth quarter were through non-utility companies such as Procter & Gamble, General Motors and Google Energy.  As such, the AWEA predicts an increase in non-utility buyers that are opting for clean, renewable energy resources such as wind energy.

Indeed, the AWEA report shows that non-utility customers account for 52 percent of the 2015 total of more than 4,000 MWs worth of wind power purchase agreements.  Surprisingly, these customers are, for the most part, large corporations.  This apparent trend suggests that more large businesses are getting on board with alternative energy solutions and are dedicated to contributing to the environmental movement.

In fact, the AMEA report revealed that the U.S. wind industry installed a total of 8,598 MWs in 2015, an increase of 77 percent over 2014 and the third-highest annual total ever reported.  It appears as though wind energy is steadily on the rise as a viable solution to large corporations’ sustainability initiatives. Read the full story.

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