Published on July 4th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan8
Wind Power — 241,000 MW New Capacity 2012 To 2017 (Forecast)
July 4th, 2013 by Zachary Shahan
Wind power continues to be the leader in the clean energy arena (and even in the energy arena as a whole in many ways and places). Someday, the projection is that solar power will catch up and become the #1 source of energy worldwide, but until then, wind is having its day in the sun (no pun initially intended). The latest forecast from Navigant Research (formerly known as Pike Research) is that 241,000 MW of new wind power capacity will be installed worldwide from 2012 to 2017. Read more in this Green Building Elements repost:
With the addition of 44.9 gigawatts in new installations in 2012, world wind power capacity grew to approximately 285.7 GW, an increase of 18.6 percent in the total wind power installation base. Average annual growth over the past 5 years has been 17…
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