Wind power leads the way towards global clean energy future



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Africa is heading for a big year in the renewable energy space, with Kenya, South Africa and Morocco pegged as the countries that will expand on its wind power the greatest.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its flagship publication Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update.

The report indicated that more than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90 countries.

Nine of these countries have more than 10,000 MW of wind power installed, and 29 countries have now passed the 1,000 MW mark.

GWEC secretary general Steve Sawyer said wind power was now successfully competing with heavily subsidised incumbents across the globe, building new industries, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and leading the way towards a clean energy future.