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World and continents capacity


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World capacity



Year Capacity (MW) Growth (MW) Growth (%)
1995 4,800 - -
1996 6,100 1,300 27.1
1997 7,482 1,382 22.7
1998 9,670 2,188 29.3
1999 13,699 4,029 64.3
2000 18,040 4,341 31.7
2001 24,318 6,279 34.9
2002 31,184 6,866 28.3
2003 39,333 8,149 26.2
2004 47,661 8,329 21.2
2005 59,062 11,401 24
2006 74,174 15,112 25.6
2007 93,869 19,695 26.6
2008 121,246 27,378 29.2
2009 157,909 36,664 30.3
2010 194,558 36,649 23.3
2011 237,022 42,465 21.9
2012 282,683 45,661 19.3
2013 318,510 35,828 12.7

Wind power capacity worldwide evolution

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