Wind power loved bumper 2019, however the coronavirus poses a problem
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Wind energy could have loved a robust 12 months in 2019, however the coronavirus pandemic is casting a shadow over the sector that would affect progress within the years forward.
Greater than 60 gigawatts (GW) of wind power capability was put in final 12 months, a 19% improve in comparison with 2018, in keeping with a brand new report from the World Wind Vitality Council (GWEC).
Revealed Wednesday, the GWEC’s report discovered that 60.four GW of capability was put in in 2019, the second largest 12 months for additions. Whole capability now stands at greater than 651 GW.
The GWEC mentioned China, the U.S., U.Ok., India and Spain accounted for 70% of recent capability in 2019.
Within the onshore sector, China and the U.S. continued to be the world’s main markets, chargeable for over 60% of recent capability final 12 months. Elsewhere, the offshore wind sector put in 6.1 GW of capability in 2019, its finest 12 months thus far.
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