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World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) published an updated forecast for worldwide wind installations in the year 2009. Based on a survey amongst the WWEA member associations, a double digit growth for the wind energy market is expected despite the general economic crisis.
Based on available figures from 11 of the top 15 countries representing over 80% of the world market, WWEA recorded 5,374MW new installed capacity in the first quarter of 2009, equalling an increase of 23% compared with last year in the same countries. WWEA keeps its previous prevision of a total installed capacity of 152,000MW worldwide by the end of 2009, which will mean a new record of over 30,000MW newly installed capacity within one year. This represents a market growth of? 25% compared with last year.
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