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Wind Energy Industry Workers


The wind industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the renewable-energy industry. This growth can be attributed primarily to lower production costs. Better technology and equipment have lowered the cost of wind-generated electricity by about 80 percent in the past 20 years; this almost matches the cost of electricity generated by conventional sources such as coal or nuclear power. The American Wind Energy Association estimates that the U.S. wind energy industry will continue to enjoy strong growth in the next decade. According to the Department of Labor, wind turbine service technicians will have 108 percent employment growth through 2024. This is a small field, however, so competition for jobs will still be keen. There will also be good opportunities for engineers, meteorologists, electricians, and others in the wind industry.

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