Global Wind Energy Outlook 2012

The Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International are pleased to present this fourth edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook for 2012, the latest product of a collaboration that goes back to 1999. A lot has happened in the intervening years.

Wind power has now established itself as a mainstream electricity generation source, and plays a central role in an increasing number of countries’ immediate and longer term energy plans. After 15 years of average cumulative growth rates of about 28%, the commercial wind power installations in about 80 countries at the end of last year totalled about 240 GW, having increased by more than 40 times over that same period. Twenty two countries have more than 1,000 mW installed.

India Wind Energy Outlook 2012

India is a leading wind power market today. Wind power must play a key role in fuelling India’s growing economy, by delivering substantial amounts of clean and indigenous electricity. According to the 3rd edition of ‘India Wind Energy Outlook’ published jointly by WISE, IWTMA and GWEC, 89 GW of wind power could be installed in Indian by 2020, up from almost18 GW by the August of 2012. This would attract around $16.5 billion of annual investment to the sector, and create 179,000 ‘green collar’ jobs in manufacturing, project development, installation, operation, maintenance, consulting etc. At the same time, it would save 131 million tons of CO2 every year. By 2030, the installed capacity could reach as much as 191 GW.

China Wind Energy Outlook 2012

In 2011, the annual newly installed wind power capacity in China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) was 17.63GW, with the Chinese wind power market beginning to enter a steady development stage after having undergone many years of rapid growth. The cumulative installed capacity nationwide was 62.36GW, allowing China to continue to maintain its leading position in the world in terms of installed wind power capacity. By the end of 2011, 30 Chinese provinces, cities and autonomous regions (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) had their own wind farms.

Global Wind Report 2012

GWEC’s annual market update on the status of the global wind industry is the authoritative source of information on wind power markets around the world. It provides you with a comprehensive snapshot of the global industry, now present in about 75 countries, with 21 countries having more than 1000 MW installed. This years’s edition includes insights of the most important wind power markets worldwide, future trends with projections for 2012-2016, role of public finance, overview of the current status of global offshore and much more.