Latin America can be a global wind power — given the right set of policies

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Since the end of 2012, Latin American wind has grown fourfold, rising to almost 20GW  today. Total installed capacity may not have surpassed 1GW until 2011, but by 2014, annual additions reached 4GW per year. But growth has been uneven in the region due to different national policies, with 80% of the wind capacity installed in Brazil and Mexico.

The deployment of wind energy in the region can be directly related to the formidable technological development of the industry, which has achieved a very high degree of competitiveness. This is undoubtedly one of the most important determining factors,
particularly when associated with the extraordinary nature of its wind resources.

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