Feature Report: Renewable Energy Producers and Consumers

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Global Installed Wind Power Capacity

Global installed wind power capacity continued to rise sharply, surging 20.2% between 2016 and 2017. Growth was led by China and the United States, followed by Germany, which reported year-on-year growth of 12.7%. Installed capacity also increased in India and Brazil.
Europe has an abundant supply of wind energy, with wind farms expanding rapidly in the United Kingdom (up 22.3%), particularly offshore. Boasting growth of more than 15% between 2016 and 2017, France now ranks fourth in Europe in terms of installed capacity and will enter the offshore market in 2018 with the construction of its first offshore wind farm.  

Global Installed Wind Power Capacity (in MW)

 
Country 2016 2017 New Installed Capacity in 2017 Change 2017 over 2016
China 148,983 164,061 15,078 10.1%
United States 81,287 87,544 6,257 7.7%
Germany 49,586 55,876 6,290 12.7%
India 28,700 32,878 4,178 14.6%
Spain 23,025 23,120 95 0.4%
United Kingdom 16,217 19,836 3,619 22.3%
France 11,761 13,559 1,798 15.3%
Canada 11,972 12,313 341 2.8%
Brazil 10,124 12,293 2,169 21.4%
Italy 9,410 9,662 252 2.7%
Rest of the World 76,633 83,656 7,023 9.2%
Total World 467,698 514,798 47,100 20.2%

 

Source: BP Statistical Review 2018