February 26 – The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council shows that the wind energy industry installed 51.3 GW of new capacity in 2018. Since 2014, the global wind market’s growth has been stable, installing above 50 GW of new capacity each year.
Another highlight in the release are:
- 46.8 GW of new onshore wind capacity was installed, a decrease of 3.9% compared to 2017
- The offshore wind market grew by 0.5%, to 4.49 GW of new installations
- Total installed wind capacity reached 591 GW at the end of 2018, an increase of 9.6% compared to the end of 2017
Stay tuned for the full Global Wind Report released in April.