Global wind capacity expected to more than 50% in five years



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The world’s total wind capacity is anticipated to rise by more than 50% in the next five years, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

The GWEC’s annual report suggests that wind capacity could reach 840GW by 2022, up by 56% from the recorded 539GW at the end of 2017.

In 2017, an additional 52.2GW of wind capacity was added to the world, an 11% increase from the total capacity at the end of 2016.

However, 2017’s total of new capacity was 2.1GW lower than the total 54.6GW installed in the previous year.