African wind sector poised for promise



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Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) Secretary General, Steve Sawyer, says that besides market leader South Africa, both Morocco and Egypt appear to be geared for solid growth in the next five years adding that smaller markets in Kenya, Ethiopia are not too far behind.

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GWEC released the ‘Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update’ on Monday, which highlights that the wind industry reached another milestone in 2015 with annual installations hitting 63GW, a 22% increase on the 2014 annual market.

Sawyer noted in a statement that by the end of 2015, there was around 433GW of wind power installed across the globe, a 17% increase over the previous year.