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Wind Energy Blows Life into many Industries

When you think of wind energy, you may visualize physicists designing wind farms, technicians maintaining the turbines or many of the other career paths available in wind energy, but do you consider who makes the turbines?

According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind energy helps strengthen the construction industry in the United States every year. Construction always has been a core industry for the U.S. economy, and wind energy has provided many construction companies with new business opportunities. These range from designing farms and turbines to building parts for many turbines in America.

On this video created by WindTV, Rolling Hills wind project construction superintendent, James Bulman, and project manager Ryan Januszenski describe their feelings toward the wind energy industry and the opportunities it has provided.

According to TechCareers: Wind Energy Technicians, the U.S. has led the world in wind power generation and has hundreds of companies dedicated solely to the production of wind energy.

The American Wind Energy Association statistics show Texas leading in U.S. wind resource measurements and predict that wind power “could provide 19 times the state’s current electricity needs.”

The wind energy industry continues to grow and is predicted by the U.S. Department of Energy in the George W. Bush administration to support 500,000 jobs by 2030. Another study predicts that under the right tax conditions, the wind industry could grow to 100,000 within the next four years.

Opportunities are rising for the wind power industry.

Pick up a copy of TechCareers: Wind Energy Technicians by Mike Jones to learn more about potential careers in wind energy.

– Emilly

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