According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), 60.4 GW of wind farms were installed in the world in 2019, Renen reports.
Last year, wind farm capacities increased by 19% compared to 2018, it is the second result in the history of the industry (more was introduced only in 2015).
More than half of the new installations, 30.6 GW, are located in the Asia-Pacific region.
The total installed capacity of wind energy in the world at the end of the year reached 651 GW. The five largest markets – China, USA, Germany, India and Spain – together made up 73% of the total global wind power capacity.
China and the United States remain the largest world markets in land-based wind energy, accounting for more than 60% of new capacity in this segment.
In 2019, 6.1 GW of offshore wind farms were commissioned.
GWEC expects 2020 to be a record year for wind power, and predicts 76 GW of new capacity. However, the global council is likely to revise the outlook because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier it was reported that by 2022, electricity production in Sweden with the help of wind would increase by 129%.
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