Wind Around The World
Wind energy: A worldwide phenomenon; The wind energy industry is now operative in a genuinely worldwide marketplace.
Donna Dawson, March 27, 2018 (Composites World)
“…[The wind industry contributes €36 billion to the European Union (EU) gross domestic product (GDP) and supports 263,000 jobs in Europe. At the end of June 2017, the European Union had a total of 159.5 GW of wind power capacity installed (48% in Germany)…[The U.S. has] 89 GW of wind power installed across 41 states…attracting US$14 billion annually in private investment to US wind farms over the past decade and employing US 102,500 workers at the end of 2016…[W]ind farm developers in the Asia-Pacific region led wind turbine order capacity with 2.8 MW of turbine orders signed in the first half of 2017…[G]lobal wind turbine orders announced in the first half of 2017 reached 11.6 GW…Wind energy’s growth is now truly global in scope…[There is now significant growth in Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and] Vietnam…” click here for more