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World and continents capacity


Global capacity

Below you will find the development of global wind energy production 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 93,958 19,784 26.7
2008 121,246 27,289 29.1
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

Africa capacity

Countries: Algeria   Cape Verde   Egypt   Eritrea   Ethiopia   Gambia   Kenya   Libya   Mauritania   Mauritius   Morocco   Mozambique   Namibia   Nigeria   Seychelles   South Africa   Tanzania   Tunisia  

The development of Africa's capacity for wind energy production is shown below:

Year Capacity (MW) Growth (MW) Growth (%)
1997 6 - -
1998 6 0 0
1999 63 57 950
2000 147 84 133.4
2001 147 0 0
2002 156 9 6.2
2003 262 106 68
2004 242 -20 -7.7
2005 252 10 4.2
2006 337 85 33.8
2007 478 141 41.9
2008 584 106 22.1
2009 743 160 27.5
2010 900 157 21.1
2011 989 90 10
2012 1,090 102 10.3
2013 1,488 398 36.5

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North America capacity

Countries: Canada   Costa Rica   Cuba   Dominican Republic   Grenada   Honduras   Jamaica   Mexico   Nicaragua   Panama   Puerto Rico   Saint Kitts and Nevis   USA  

The development of North America's capacity for wind energy production is shown below:

Year Capacity (MW) Growth (MW) Growth (%)
1997 1,721 - -
1998 1,932 211 12.3
1999 2,709 777 51.2
2000 2,751 42 1.6
2001 4,515 1,764 64.2
2002 4,992 477 10.6
2003 6,763 1,771 35.5
2004 7,263 500 7.4
2005 10,001 2,739 37.8
2006 13,303 3,302 33.1
2007 18,908 5,605 42.2
2008 27,787 8,879 47
2009 38,901 11,114 40
2010 44,948 6,048 15.6
2011 53,474 8,527 19
2012 67,970 14,496 27.2
2013 71,411 3,441 5.1

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South America capacity

Countries: Argentina   Bolivia   Brazil   Chile   Colombia   Ecuador   Guyana   Peru   Uruguay   Venezuela  

The development of South America's capacity for wind energy production is shown below:

Year Capacity (MW) Growth (MW) Growth (%)
1997 12 - -
1998 31 19 158.4
1999 34 3 71
2000 38 4 11.8
2001 51 13 33.5
2002 50 0 -1.5
2003 73 23 45.1
2004 83 10 13.9
2005 92 10 11.6
2006 301 209 227.5
2007 335 34 11.2
2008 448 113 33.8
2009 863 415 92.8
2010 1,222 360 41.7
2011 1,825 604 49.5
2012 3,000 1,175 64.4
2013 4,093 1,093 36.5

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Asia capacity

Countries: Armenia   Azerbaijan   Bangladesh   China   India   Iran   Israel   Japan   Jordan   Kazakhstan   Mongolia   Pakistan   Russia   South Korea   Sri Lanka   Taiwan   Thailand   Turkey   Vietnam  

The development of Asia's capacity for wind energy production is shown below:

Year Capacity (MW) Growth (MW) Growth (%)
1997 1,115 - -
1998 1,242 127 11.4
1999 1,385 143 21.8
2000 1,791 406 29.4
2001 2,213 422 23.6
2002 2,568 355 16.1
2003 3,254 686 26.7
2004 4,762 1,508 46.4
2005 7,035 2,273 47.8
2006 10,679 3,645 51.9
2007 16,061 5,382 50.5
2008 24,767 8,707 54.3
2009 39,808 15,042 60.8
2010 59,549 19,741 49.6
2011 83,695 24,147 40.6
2012 100,102 16,407 19.7
2013 118,846 18,745 18.8

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Europe capacity

Countries: Albania   Austria   Belarus   Belgium   Bulgaria   Croatia   Cyprus   Czech Republic   Denmark   Estonia   Faroe Islands   Finland   France   Germany   Greece   Hungary   Iceland   Ireland   Italy   Latvia   Lithuania   Luxembourg   Macedonia   Netherlands   Norway   Poland   Portugal   Romania   Serbia   Slovakia   Slovenia   Spain   Sweden   Switzerland   Ukraine   United-Kingdom  

The development of Europe's capacity for wind energy production is shown below:

Year Capacity (MW) Growth (MW) Growth (%)
1997 4,620 - -
1998 6,426 1,806 39.1
1999 9,464 3,038 75.4
2000 13,248 3,784 40
2001 17,287 4,039 30.5
2002 23,281 5,995 34.7
2003 28,750 5,469 23.5
2004 34,741 5,992 20.9
2005 40,911 6,170 17.8
2006 48,542 7,631 18.7
2007 57,013 8,471 17.5
2008 65,818 8,805 15.5
2009 75,353 9,535 14.5
2010 85,343 9,991 13.3
2011 94,364 9,022 10.6
2012 107,267 12,904 13.7
2013 118,954 11,687 10.9

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Oceania capacity

Countries: Australia   Fiji   Indonesia   New-Zealand   Philippines   Vanuatu  

The development of Oceania's capacity for wind energy production is shown below:

Year Capacity (MW) Growth (MW) Growth (%)
1997 8 - -
1998 33 25 312.5
1999 44 11 109.1
2000 65 21 47.8
2001 106 41 63.1
2002 138 32 30.2
2003 233 95 68.9
2004 573 340 145.8
2005 773 201 35
2006 1,014 241 31.2
2007 1,165 152 15
2008 1,846 681 58.4
2009 2,244 399 21.6
2010 2,598 354 15.8
2011 2,676 78 3.1
2012 3,255 579 21.7
2013 3,720 465 14.3

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