14 Dec '12, 11am

10,000 MW of Wind Power Predicted for Latin America

10,000 MW of Wind Power Predicted for Latin America

From turbines in Chile to a wind farm in Oaxaca , wind power in Latin America already has a foothold. However, industry experts say that is likely to increase dramatically between now and 2020, with wind leading the way compared to other renewables in Latin America. Ivan Castano over at Renewable Energy World has an interesting piece on the near term projections for renewables on the continent , suggesting that wind power will more than double in capacity in the next 8 years: Wind power growth is surging in Latin America and is expected to lead the region's renewables race with some 10,000 MW of capacity slated to come online in eight years, according to industry experts. “Wind is growing exponentially as many plants begin operating or are scheduled for construction,” says Nestor Lunas, a research director at Latin American Energy Organization Olade, based in Quito, Ecuado...

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