Global installations fall for first time




WindPower Monthly

Only 35.5GW of new wind farms were installed in 2013, nearly 10GW less than the year before.

The fall in installations was largely down to the "precipitous drop" in new projects in the US due to the expected halting of the production tax credit subsidy regime at the end of 2012, the industry body said.

GWEC characterised 2013 as a "difficult year for the industry" with only 12.5% cumulative growth, but said that it expected 2014 to be "much brighter".