Global Wind Power Capacity Increased in 2012

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The global production of wind power increased 19 percent to 282.6 GW. The U.S. connected more than 13.1 GW of wind power last year.

Last year, the global production of wind power increased by 19 percent according to the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) Annual Market Update.

Nearly 45 gigawatts (GW) of new installations were recorded in 2012. Installed capacity increased roughly 19 percent to 282.6 GW, which is slightly below the 22 percent average annual growth rate over the last 10 years.

The report tracks about 79 countries, 24 of which have more than 1 GW installed.

The U.S. connected more than 13.1 GW of new wind power capacity, thanks to the expiring production tax credit. Other countries examined included China, India, and Canada.

Read more about the findings at Renewable Energy World.


By Gaylen Davenport

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Worldwide provides clients complete turnkey energy efficiency evaluation and solutions. Our focus is in energy saving measures that offer the most savings and financial incentives, creating a rapid return on investment. What sets Worldwide apart is our ability to design, install and certify our installations to qualify for the Federal tax incentives for energy efficiency, then provide the documentation necessary to secure the tax incentives. Worldwide has recently entered the renewable energy field at the request of several of our clients.

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