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Germany world leader in wind turbines market

World leader in terms of installed capacity is Germany (20,621 MW), followed by Spain (11,615 MW), the USA (11,603 MW), India (6,270 MW) and Denmark (3,136 MW). According to Peter Ahmels, President of the German Wind Energy Association, the secret of Germany’s fast growing wind energy market lies in the feed-in system with fixed prices for 20 years: “So investors know exactly what they get. Compared to several other systems in Europe, the German feed-in law is one of the cheapest.” Christian Schnibbe of Wind Project Development adds: “Due to a reliable and sustainable basis of the Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz (Renewable Energy Law in Germany, ed.) and a growing industry, wind has become mainstream. In addition, the growing international demand for renewable energy has also pushed the development in Germany.”

In 2006 the market for wind turbines showed an enormous growth. At the global level, the figures from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) show a growth of 32% in 2006 with the installation of 15,197 MW. The European wind market grew 23% compared to 2005, according to the annual statistics from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

At the end of 2006 total installed wind energy capacity in the world was 74,223 MW, up from 59,091 MW in 2005. Total European installed wind power capacity now exceeds 48,000 MW. This means that European wind power capacity accounts for almost two thirds of global wind power capacity. Existing wind capacity will produce approximately 100 TWh of electricity in an average wind year, which is equal to 3.3% of the EU’s total electricity consumption.

World leader in terms of installed capacity is Germany (20,621 MW), followed by Spain (11,615 MW), the USA (11,603 MW), India (6,270 MW) and Denmark (3,136 MW). According to Peter Ahmels, President of the German Wind Energy Association, the secret of Germany’s fast growing wind energy market lies in the feed-in system with fixed prices for 20 years: “So investors know exactly what they get. Compared to several... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

In 2006 the market for wind turbines showed an enormous growth. At the global level, the figures from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) show a growth of 32% in 2006 with the installation of 15,197 MW. The European wind market grew 23% compared to 2005, according to the annual statistics from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). 
 
At the end of 2006 total installed wind energy capacity in the world was 74,223 MW, up from 59,091 MW in 2005. Total European installed wind power capacity now exceeds 48,000 MW. This means that European wind power capacity accounts for almost two thirds of global wind power capacity. Existing wind capacity will produce approximately 100 TWh of electricity in an average wind year, which is equal to 3.3% of the EU’s total electricity consumption.

World leader in terms of installed capacity is Germany (20,621 MW), followed by Spain (11,615 MW), the USA (11,603 MW), India (6,270 MW) and Denmark (3,136 MW). According to Peter Ahmels, President of the German Wind Energy Association, the secret of Germany’s fast growing wind energy market lies in the feed-in system with fixed prices for 20 years: “So investors know exactly what they get. Compared to several other systems in Europe, the German feed-in law is one of the cheapest.” Christian Schnibbe of Wind Project Development adds: “Due to a reliable and sustainable basis of the Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz (Renewable Energy Law in Germany, ed.) and a growing industry, wind has become mainstream. In addition, the growing international demand for renewable energy has also pushed the development in Germany.”

China more than doubled its total installed capacity in 2006 by installing 1,347 MW of wind energy, an increase of 70% compared to 2005. This brings China up to 2,604 MW of capacity, making it the sixth largest market world wide. The Chinese market was boosted by the country’s new Renewable Energy Law, which entered into force on 1 January 2006.


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FEB 6 2007
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