Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Growth: GWEC

North American Windpower

New data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says that emerging wind markets, such as Brazil, Mexico and Turkey, helped to drive global wind growth in 2014.

According to GWEC, China remains the wind leader, as the country installed an astonishing 23 GW of new wind power in 2014, bringing its cumulative total to more than 114 GW.

Brazil - the world's fourth largest market in 2014 - entered the top 10 cumulative rankings for the first time. The African market took off in 2014, and Germany, Chile, Canada and Turkey also had record years, the group notes.

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