A recent American Wind Energy Association report, titled “US Wind Industry Annual Market Report Year Ending 2009,” claims that the U.S. wind energy industry expanded substantially in 2009. Specifically, the report states that in 2009 (i) the U.S. wind industry installed more than 10,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind power-generating capacity; (ii) 36 states had utility-scale wind projects and 14 states had more than 1,000 MW of wind capacity installed; (iii) 10 new manufacturing facilities came online; (iv) all states had jobs in the wind industry; (v) approximately 85,000 people were employed in the wind industry; (vi) 205 educational programs offered a certificate, degree or course work related to wind energy; (vii) offshore wind power gained momentum; and (viii) the demand for small wind systems for residential and small business use grew 15 percent.