GWEC statistics show growth of Asia’s wind capacity
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released data according to which, India is fourth in the world in terms of cumulative capacity in wind power.
Adding 2,623 MW of wind power in 2015, India replaced Spain at the fourth spot. China, the US and Germany were at first, second and third position respectively.
China outshone all other countries, installing a whooping 30,500 MW of wind energy in 2015. Germany led a stronger-than-expected performance in Europe with a record 6 GW of new installations, including 2.3 GW offshore.
In the US, more than 5,000 MW was installed in a remarkable fourth quarter, which resulted in an annual market of 8,598 MW, and a cumulative total of 74,471 MW. Due to Congressional action late last year, the future looks very bright for the US wind business, with longer market visibility than it has ever had before. Canada installed 1,506 MW, pushing past the 10 GW barrier to end 2015 with 11,200 MW; and Mexico chalked up 714 MW to end the year at 3,073 MW.