The wind market in the US has historically seemed to fit the description of a 'boom and bust' market.
Similar to other countries, development has been highly dependent on the country's subsidy policy. But due to the political situation in the US, the stance on subsidies has fluctuated more dramatically than in other nations. One example is when the former PTC scheme, which is a tax credit for the production of energy including wind power, expired in 2012 with no replacement:
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