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Trade group developing wind technician standards

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- The American Wind Energy Association is developing a seal of approval for community colleges and technical schools that train wind turbine service technicians.

More technicians will be needed for the growing U.S. industry, which installed more than 10,000 megawatts of projects in 2009 and now provides 1.8 percent of the nation's power, according to recent trade group report.

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