2015 was record-breaking year for global wind power according to GWEC report



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The Global Wind Energy Council has released their annual report on the global wind sector for 2015.

According to GWEC’s flagship publication, Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, wind power led all technologies in new power generation in 2015. In China the wind sector continued to grow, installing 30.8 GW of new capacity, surpassing the EU in total installations, ending the year with 145 GW in total. Both Europe and the US markets performed better than expected, and the European offshore sector set a new record, installing just over 3 GW. Additionally, the report revealed that Canada, Mexico and Brazil all experienced strong years for wind power generation.