World adds 52.6 GW of fresh wind in 2017 – GWEC

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The global wind industry saw the addition of 52,573 MW of wind turbine capacity last year, 3.78% less than in 2016, according to statistics by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

The decrease from the 54,642 MW of capacity installed in 2016 and also from the record 63,633 MW in 2015 was due to “only” 19,500 MW of new wind installations in China. Still, the drop in the largest wind market was offset by improvement in other regions like Europe and India, both of which had their best year so far in terms of new wind capacity.

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