07 Nov '11, 2pm

Wind Energy Markets Gather New Momentum

According to the report , global wind capacity grew by 9.3 percent within six months and by 22.9 percent on an annual basis (mid-2011 compared with mid-2010). The annual growth rate in 2010 was 23.6 percent. Top 10 Wind Markets The report found five leading countries still holding the lion's share of world wind capacity. China, the U.S., Germany, Spain and India together are estimated to represent 74 percent of total global wind capacity. China continues to dominate the world's wind market, adding 8 GW in only six months, the highest number ever within the first half of a year. Within those six months China accounted for 43 percent of the world market for new turbines, compared with 50% during the whole of 2010. By June 2011, China had an overall installed capacity of around 52 GW. Most European markets also showed stronger growth in 2011. The top markets in Europe continu...

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