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Wind energy capacity - worldwide through 1998-2019

In 2019, new installations of wind power capacity reached approximately 60.4 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 followed with a combined amount less than 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 and Mexico lead for newly installed wind power capacity in 2019 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 2019

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

1998 to 2019

Supplementary notes

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

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