Global wind capacity grew 24 percent in 2010

To CleanTechies : ” Worldwide installed wind capacity grew by 38.3 GW in 2010, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. That’s an increase of 24% in global wind capacity “. This is as much as what was installed in 2009.

China alone installed nearly half of it alone with 18.9 GW. The United States installed half of what they installed in 2009 with only 5 GW in 2010. The country could get twenty percent of their electricity by offshore wind by 2030.

To Reuters, the global wind power capacity thus reached a massive 197 GW. I wonder by how much it will grow in 2011…

By Edouard

Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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