Global wind energy capacity to double over five years



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The installed global wind capacity was expected to increase from the current 250 GW to close to 500 GW in the next five years, Global Wind Energy Council secretary-general Steve Sawyer told delegates at Windaba 2012 in Cape Town on Monday.

Most of the growth would come from Latin America, Africa, India, China and the rest of Asia. In terms of cumulative wind capacity, while Europe had been ahead for some time, Sawyer said it was predicted that by 2016, Asia would have overtaken Europe as the leader in this regard.