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AWEA confirms Vestas' US dominance

While Vestas returned to its status as number one in the US, a different wind turbine manufacturer ended up the biggest winner on last year's US market.

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Vestas is still the biggest wind turbine manufacturer on the US market, reported Bloomerg NEF after initially writing last week in error that GE had taken the top spot. Now, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) confirms Vestas' return.

"Vestas led in annual market share for the second straight year, after ending GE Renewable Energy's 13-year streak in 2016," writes the organization, which calculates that the Danish manufacturer could boast a 35 percent share of the market, relative to GE's 29 percent.

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