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Wind power booming

Despite the widespread economic recession, the wind power capacity around the world grew more than 31%, the hi...

May 10, 2010   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Despite the widespread economic recession, the wind power capacity around the world grew more than 31%, the highest rate in eight years. The global capacity increased by 38,343 MW in 2009 to bring it to a total of 158,505 MW globally. Worldwide, this amounts to 2 per cent of the global electricity consumption in 2009, and totals 340 trillion kilowatt-hours.
Source: Worldwatch Institute

(corrected May 11, 2010)


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