Wind energy capacity - worldwide through 1998-2018

In 2018, new installations of wind power capacity reached approximately 51.32 gigawatts worldwide. As technologies improve and become more economically viable to implement, the global share of electricity generation from renewable sources has risen over the past decade. In the next twenty years, renewable energy consumption is expected to keep growing steadily as many countries strive to replace traditional fossil fuel sources with renewable technologies.

Where is the wind market expanding?

Currently, China leads by a wide margin with the highest number of wind installations of any country in the world. The United States and Germany follow with less than half the installations of China. With its vast land mass and extensive coastline, China has a unique capacity to produce a large amount of wind power. Among developing economies, India, Brazil, and Mexico lead for newly installed wind power capacity in 2018 as these emerging markets - Southeast Asia and Latin America - are predicted to propel the wind energy market forward.

Annual wind power capacity installations worldwide from 1998 to 2018

Capacity additions in megawatts
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $59 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1998 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Figures after 2016 for offshore and onshore wind were added together. Figures were compiled from several editions of the report.

Open this statistic in...
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Global wind power"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.