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19% Growth in Wind Energy in 2019

2019 appears to have been a banner year for the expansion of wind energy worldwide. In March 2020, the Global Wind Energy Council published a report that indicates a 19 percent growth in new installed capacity for wind power. 

Studies indicate that wind power is cheaper than traditional fossil fuels, although offshore wind power is still more expensive. A 2018 report from the U.S. Department of Energy shows the biggest factor might be the drop in price on hardware for wind farms. This apparently holds true, even as new turbines are designed that generate more power.

In 2018, 7.6 gigawatts of new wind capacity was added to the grid, which accounts for roughly 20% of the capacity added to the United States. The area of the country that has seen the largest growth in wind power is found throughout the Great Plains, where there is an abundance of wind.

As the wind energy sector continues to grow, and become more cost-effective, we have made a commitment to providing hydraulic repair services for wind turbines. Turbines rely on hydraulic power for things like pitch control, braking systems, and drivetrains. These are hydraulic components that we can repair or remanufacture, using genuine OEM parts. We can also provide you with an ongoing maintenance plan to help keep your wind turbines up and running at maximum capacity.

Not only do we provide the expertise you are looking for, but we also provide flexible service options that will suit your needs — and your budget. Although we are located in Wooster, Ohio, we provide our services worldwide, so no matter where you are located, our entire team is ready and waiting to serve you. All you need to do is give us a call at 800-800-6971 or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.