Global wind installations up 10%

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Wind power saw global installations rise by 10% in 2012 to 44.8GW, according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council. The body’s Annual Market Update, out today, shows worldwide installed capacity stands at 282.5GW, a cumulative increase of almost 19%.

The document predicts a modest downturn in 2013, however, followed by a recovery in 2014 and beyond with global capacity growing at an average rate of 13.7% to 2017, almost doubling global capacity to 536 GW.