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The wind energy industry is among the fastest growing sectors of the renewable-energy industry, due primarily to its lower production costs. Improvements to and innovations in wind energy technology and equipment have reduced the cost of wind-generated electricity by about 80 percent in the past 20 years; this nearly 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 have strong growth in the coming years.

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