A report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory reveals “a mixed bag of trends seen in the U.S. wind industry” in 2013, according to a nawindpower.com article. The article reports that “wind power purchase agreement (PPA) prices have reached all-time lows in the U.S.” Additionally, advancements in wind technology have translated into increases in hub height, nameplate capacity and rotor diameter for newly installed U.S. wind turbines. However, the report finds that new wind installations in the country totaled only 1,087 MW of added capacity last year; “installations were just 8% of those seen in the record year of 2012,” according to the article. The report also notes that uncertainty surrounding federal policy means “the outlook for 2016 and beyond is much less clear.” For more, read the full article.