Wind power capacity grew 20% globally in 2012, figures show



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A relative slowdown in new wind turbine construction in China was offset by increases in the US, Germany, India and the UK

Wind power expanded by almost 20% in 2012 around the world to reach a new peak of 282 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity, while solar power reached more than 100GW, having more than doubled in two years.

More than 45GW of new wind turbines arrived in 2012, with China and the US leading the way with 13GW each, while Germany, India and the UK were next with about 2GW apiece.