2017-12-14
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GWEC Releases Wind Energy Numbers for 2016

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China, the US, Germany, and India lead the way to more wind energy, but 2016 cannot trump record year 2015.

Official Press Release GWEC:

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Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers

Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today: the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global market was nonetheless less than 2015's record total.

"Wind power continues to grow in double digits; but we can't expect the industry to set a new record every single year", said Steve Sawyer, GWEC Secretary General. "Chinese installations were an impressive 23,328 MW, although this was less than 2015's spectacular 30 GW, which was driven by impending feed-in tariff reductions. Also, Chinese electricity demand growth is slackening, and the grid is unable... ... More: Official Press Release GWEC





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