China Wind Installations Push Global Wind Past 63 GW


New figures from the Global Wind Energy Council show that China helped push global wind installations past 63 GW in 2015.

In its release of global wind statistics for 2015, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) highlighted the “astonishing” 30.5 GW of new wind capacity installed in China in 2015, which pushed the global wind industry’s total capacity installed in 2015 past 63 GW, representing an annual market growth of 22%.

The US, which installed the second most in 2015, installed 8.6 GW, while Germany installed just over 6 GW, leading a stronger than expected European market, which also included Poland with 1.3 GW, France with 1 GW, and the UK and Turkey with 975 MW and 956 MW respectively.

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