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China Wind Power Blows Past EU

Record Chinese installations drive global market past 63 GW

Powered by an astonishing 30,500 MW of new installations in China, the global wind power industry installed 63,013 MW in 2015, representing annual market growth of 22%. The US market reached 8.6 GW on the back of a strong fourth quarter surge, and Germany led a stronger than expected performance in Europe with a record 6 GW of new installations, including 2.3 GW offshore. Total global capacity reached 432,419 MW at the end of 2015, representing cumulative growth of 17%.

“Wind power is leading the charge in the transition away from fossil fuels”, said Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of GWEC. “Wind is blowing away the competition on price, performance and reliability, and we’re seeing new markets open up across Africa, Asia and Latin America which will become the market leaders of the next decade. Wind power led new capacity additions in both Europe and the United States, and new turbine configurations have dramatically increased the areas where wind power is the competitive option.” Read more 

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Global installed wind power capacity in 2015 – Regional Distribution


Top ten new installed capacity in 2015


Top ten cumulative installed capacity in 2015


Annual installed global capacity 2000-2015



Global Cumulative Installed Capacity 2000-2015

Global Cumulative installed wind capacity 2000-2015_corrected file_22.02.2016

Annual Installed Capacity by Region 2007-2015


Global cumulative and annual offshore wind capacity end 2015