Global wind energy industry is soaring, hears Windaba

Creamer Media's Engineering News

China is still leading the charge in the wind energy industry, outpacing by far the US, Germany, India and Spain.

 Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) secretary-general Steve Sawyer, said the last two years in the global wind energy industry had seen substantial growth, after a flat period between 2009 and 2013.

He told the annual Windaba in Cape Town that there was spectacular growth of 22% in 2015, but this was expected to ease in 2016.

“Wind supplied more than half of global power generation in 2015 – more than any other technology,” said Sawyer.

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