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Global Wind Power Progress, Production to Break 300,000 MW This Year

global-wind-power-production-2After reaching record levels of production in 2012, the world’s wind power generation is set to continue along a sharp incline to reach 300,000 MW by the end of 2013. With some major projects announced in the past few months, China, Britain the EU and the US remain among the primary producers of the world’s wind power, while Japan hopes to soon become home to the world’s largest offshore wind farm as nations in Eastern Europe and Latin America begin to harness their own wind potential. Furthermore, presently operating wind turbines alone could already—at European levels of production—provide carbon free power for over 450 million homes world-wide.

“Currently, with an installed capacity of 8445 MW, the UK stands sixth to China  in wind power.”

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Currently with an installed capacity of 8400 MW, the UK stands sixth to China (75,500 MW), United States (60,000 MW), Germany (31,300 MW), Spain (22,800MW), India (18,400 MW) in wind power. But as countries with an established track record of wind farm development continue to contribute to a sharp increase in global wind power generation (Grist provides exhaustive details), there is encouraging news from nations relatively new to renewable energy in general and specifically to wind power.

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Source: Grist Images via: Shutterstock

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