The DOE announced that $13.8 million -- $12.8 million of which is from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("stimulus") appropriations -- has been awarded to 28 wind projects. These wind projects are focused on wind turbine research and transmission analysis. DOE also released its 2008 Wind Technologies Market Report, which found that the U.S leads the world in annual capacity growth and that soaring demand for wind power has spurred increased wind turbine manufacturing activity. Said Secretary Chu: "To help meet these [current economic] challenges, the Recovery Act invests significant dollars to put people to work to spur a revolution in clean energy technologies ... Wind energy will be a critical factor in achieving the President's goals for clean energy, while supporting new jobs."