Report says wind power capacity grew in 2009

by Antonio Pasolini on March 19, 2010

Source: Live Earth

The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) said in a report released earlier this month that worldwide wind power capacity reached 159’213MW in the period. 38’312 MW were added in 2009.

2009 saw the biggest growth rate since 2001, or 31,7%. That means global wind energy production now could meet the equivalent of Italy’s energy demand, or 2% of global electricity demand.

Asia accounted for the largest share of new installations (40, 4%), followed by North America with 28,4%. The United states remained at the top in terms of total installed capacity.

The industry generated a turnover of US$67.6 billion, employing 550,000 people worldwide. It is expected that 2010 will see total wind capacity exceed a 200’000 Megawatt capacity.

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