Around the world, the growth in installed wind power fell from 45GW to 35GW from 2012 to 2013, according to a report from the Global Wind Energy Council, also published on Thursday. However the GWEC expects that to rebound to 47GW in 2014, led by China, the US and record installations in Canada and Brazil.
“The global market is back on track for 2014. Wind is now a mainstream technology, and a central part of electricity market development in an increasing number of countries,” said Steve Sawyer, GWEC secretary general. “But for the industry to reach its full potential, it is essential that governments get serious about climate change, and soon.” The global total of installed wind power grew by 12% in 2013 to 318GW.