The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with global installed wind energy capacity increasing by 19 per cent in 2012 to 282,000 MW. Canada remains a global wind energy leader as it experienced the 9th largest increase in installed capacity in 2012 (936 MW).
China and the United States, the world‚Äôs wind energy leaders, installed more than 13,000 MW each of new capacity in 2012.
‚ÄúWhile China paused for breath, both the U.S. and European markets had exceptionally strong years,‚Äù said Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of GWEC. ‚ÄúAsia still led global markets, but with North America a close second, and Europe not far behind.‚Äù