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The wind industry is among the fastest growing sectors of the renewable-energy industry. Its growth is due primarily to lower production costs. Improvements and developments in wind energy technology and equipment have reduced wind-generated electricity costs by about 80 percent in the past 20 years, nearly matching the cost of electricity generated by conventional sources such as coal or nuclear power. In 2017, the wind industry grew by 9 percent compared to the previous year, adding 7,017 megawatts of new wind capacity, according to a report by the American Wind Energy Association. As of 2018, there were 54,000 wind turbines in the United States. The AWEA reported that wind power in the United States has more than tripled in the past decade and predicts this strong growth will continues in the coming years. 

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