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Installed wind power capacity - worldwide 2001-2017

Global cumulative installed wind power capacity from 2001 to 2017 (in megawatts)

by Statista Research Department, last edited May 15, 2019
Installed wind power capacity - worldwide 2001-2017 The cumulative capacity of installed wind power worldwide reached some 539.3 gigawatts in 2017. The installed wind turbines installed by this time could cover over five percent of the world’s electricity demand. Emerging markets such as those in Latin America and Southeast Asia are expected to drive the upcoming wind development market. Additional government support and policies will allow for faster market growth in these regions. Global renewable energy generation as a share of total generation continues to grow as renewable technologies become more cost-effective.
Which country has the largest wind market?

The largest wind power market in the world is China, with a capacity of over 188.2 gigawatts of wind power installed. China’s wind potential is remarkable due to a large land mass as well as a long coastline. At first, China set ambitious goals for adding offshore wind capacity, however, offshore development has progressed slower than expected as many domestic turbine manufacturers lack experience. To reach their offshore goals, China had to use foreign products.
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by Statista Research Department, last edited May 15, 2019
The cumulative capacity of installed wind power worldwide reached some 539.3 gigawatts in 2017. The installed wind turbines installed by this time could cover over five percent of the world’s electricity demand. Emerging markets such as those in Latin America and Southeast Asia are expected to drive the upcoming wind development market. Additional government support and policies will allow for faster market growth in these regions. Global renewable energy generation as a share of total generation continues to grow as renewable technologies become more cost-effective.
Which country has the largest wind market?

The largest wind power market in the world is China, with a capacity of over 188.2 gigawatts of wind power installed. China’s wind potential is remarkable due to a large land mass as well as a long coastline. At first, China set ambitious goals for adding offshore wind capacity, however, offshore development has progressed slower than expected as many domestic turbine manufacturers lack experience. To reach their offshore goals, China had to use foreign products.
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