Texas is the state with the highest penetration of onshore wind energy, with more than 40 GW installed, while in Iowa, 62% of the energy produced already comes from onshore wind sources, followed by South Dakota (55%).
According to Renewables on the Rise 2023, in 2022, the U.S. produced enough wind energy to power nearly 41 million homes, and it is also worth noting that EIA projections indicate that wind and solar capacity will double to more than 100 GW by 2035.
Sarens owns extensive experience in the assembly and maintenance of onshore wind farms all over the world. The company has participated in key projects in countries such as South Africa, Sweden or Canada.
According to data from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the coming year 2024 will see the USA consolidate its commitment to onshore wind energy by adding a further 10.2 GW of renewable energy produced by this source to its current production capacity. Thus, the goal for next year will be to comfortably surpass the 906 GW of onshore wind energy that, according to the US Department of Energy, was produced in 2022.
In this context, where the consumer’s demand for renewable sources such as wind power continues to increase, Sarens, world leader in heavy lifting, engineered transport and crane rental solutions, is aiming to provide the equipment and machinery necessary for public and private industries to move towards a fully sustainable energy market. With more than 60 years of experience in hundreds of projects around the world, Sarens is positioned as a key partner in the current and future transition process.
According to Renewables on the Rise 2023 by Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group, in 2022, the U.S. produced through wind energy sources, enough energy to power nearly 41 million typical homes, where the states of Texas, Iowa and Oklahoma topped the charts for wind energy growth between 2013 and 2022. In this sense, the IEA projections forecast that wind and solar capacity will double to more than 100 GW by 2035. Both types of energy continue to grow along with battery storage, driven by a growing need for manageable energy and new tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden in the summer of 2022.
As Robert Martinez, Sarens VP of Sales points out, “This gradual increase in the demand for wind energy, together with business investment and state funds to promote it, represents a great opportunity for Sarens to establish itself as an essential player in order to achieve the objectives set for 2035. The equipment, machinery and expertise that Sarens makes available to public and private companies also prove to be perfect tools to continue creating jobs and growing the region’s economy”.
In this context, it is important to note Sarens’ commitment to the wind industry in the USA. As a sign of its vocation to offer a fast and close service to its clients, Sarens opened two new branches in Texas (Odessa and Beaumont), at a time when this state added more onshore wind energy than any other, with more than 4,000 MW of clean energy produced. In this way Sarens facilitates a much closer contact with local companies and institutions that require its specialized services to undertake wind projects, offering a quick response to their needs.
Given the great importance and economic weight of wind energy at a national level -more than $12 billion was invested last year in the installation of new wind infrastructure across the country-, being able to guarantee the choice of the right machinery for each project, the care in the transport of materials, the precision of the lifting of infrastructures and the maintenance of existing installations is of vital importance. The fact that companies can count on Sarens’ more than 60 years of experience in the sector, greatly favors the evolution and growth of this industry at state and national level.
Sarens reaffirms its commitment to the development of wind energy in the USA in general. This company owns extensive international experience in the assembly and maintenance of wind farms. It has participated in installations in countries such as South Africa, where it took part in the Karusa and Soetwater plant projects; in Sweden, at the Markbygden wind farm; or more recently, in the transport work for the foundation bases of the new offshore wind farm in Saint Brieuc, off the French Brittany coast, where it has been able to transport loads of more than 1,150 tons.
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