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Global wind capacity at 650.8 GW: Renewables at core of economic stimulus packages

Thursday, 30 April 2020

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Worldwide wind power capacity reached 650.8 GW with 59.7 GW added in 2019 according to statistics from the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) webinar.

In 2019, wind markets saw a high growth rate of 10.1%, compared to the 9.3% growth rate of the previous year. All the wind capacity installed in 2019 can cover more than 6% of the global electricity demand.

China and the US had the biggest market volume with 27.5 GW and 9.1 GW of new wind installations respectively. Most European markets showed a strong decline attributed to insufficient policy support. For example, Germany only ...

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