Global Wind Energy Insight: Mid-year Stocktake



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The Global Wind Energy Council published some incredible numbers for the global wind market in February this year, the global cumulative installed capacity reaching 433 GW at the end of 2015.

Last year marked an unprecedented year for the wind industry with annual installations crossing the 60 GW mark for the first time in history. More than 63 GW of new wind power capacity was brought on line.

Last week the International Energy Agency published their latest data update, showing world production of renewable energy growing 2.6 percent between 2013 and 2014, reaching 1,894 Mtoe by the end of 2014. This represents around 13.8 percent of the total Primary Energy Supply (TPES) of 13,700 Mtoe. Renewables are now the second largest source of global electricity production, accounting for 22.3 percent of world generation in 2014.