2019 was the second-biggest year for wind energy capacity additions, GWEC says
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), located in Brussels, stated in its most recent Global Wind Report that 2019 was the second biggest year for wind power, with installations of 60.4 GW of new capacity worldwide and a growth rate of 19%. Market-based mechanisms drove the growth, according to the report, with auctioned wind capacity... The post 2019 was the second-biggest year for wind energy capacity additions, GWEC says appeared first on Renewable Energy World.
Market-based mechanisms drove the growth, according to the report, with auctioned wind capacity in 2019 surpassing 40 GW worldwide. This accounts for two-thirds new capacity and doubles the auctioned capacity compared to 2018.
The majority of wind energy installations in 2019 were located in established markets, with the top 5 markets (China, US, UK, India and Spain) accounting for 70% of new capacity. In terms of total installed capacity, China, U.S., U.K., India and Spain account for 73% of the total 651 GW of wind power capacity worldwide.
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