- Published: 18 October 2013 18 October 2013
The worldwide wind capacity reached 296,255MW by the end of June 2013, out of which 13,980MW were added in the first six months of 2013.
This increase is significantly less than in the first half of 2012 and 2011, when 16.5GW respectively 18.4GW were added. All wind turbines installed worldwide by mid-2013 can generate around 3,5 % of the world’s electricity demand. The global wind capacity grew by 5% within six months (after 7 % in the same period in 2012 and 9 % in 2011) and by 16,6 % on an annual basis (mid-2013 compared with mid-2012). In comparison, the annual growth rate in 2012 was significantly higher (19 %). The full version of the WWEA Half-year Report can be downloaded from the WWEA website.