Global wind statistics 2017

Wind energy continues to grow globally, with wind the most competitively priced technology in many if not most markets. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the inevitable transition to renewable energy continues to gather momentum with the total global wind energy installation now at almost 540 gigawatts. The report published by the Global Wind Energy Council ays that Europe, India and the offshore sector have had record years. Chinese installations were down slightly to 19.5 Gigawatts (GW), but the rest of the world made up for most of that. Markets in locations such as Morocco, India, Mexico and Canada range in the area of USD 0.03/kwh, with a recent Mexican tender coming in with prices below USD 0.02.

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