Global wind statistics 2013

The cumulative global capacity witnessed an increase of nearly 200,000 MW in the past five years reaching a total of 318,137 MW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). GWEC released its 2013 market statistics on February 5, 2014, which says that despite good performance over the past five years, the annual market dropped by almost 10 GW to 35,467 MW, attributable to the precipitous drop in US installations due to the policy gap created by the US Congress in 2012. As per the report, it was another difficult year for the industry with only 12.5 per cent cumulative growth in 2013, however, the prospects for 2014 and beyond look much brighter.

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