wind power growth

Wind Power Growth Rebounds 15% in H1 2011, Capacity Rises ~23%

The worldwide wind energy market has been rebounding strongly from a weak 2010 through the first half of this year, according to the World Wind Energy Association’s (WWEA) half-year report for 2011. Some 18,405 megawatts (MW) of wind power came on-line in the first six months of 2011, a 15% year-to-year increase over first half 2010’s 16,000MW, bringing worldwide wind power capacity to 215,000MW as of end June.