- Published: 10 October 2016 10 October 2016
The worldwide wind capacity reached 456,486 MW by the end of June 2016, out of which 21,714 MW were added in the first six months of 2016. This increase is similar like in the first half of 2015, when 21,6GW were added.
All wind turbines installed worldwide by mid-2016 can generate around 4,7 % of the world’s electricity demand. The global wind capacity grew by 5% within six months (after 5,8 % in the same period in 2015 and 5,6 % in 2014) and by 16,1 % on an annual basis (mid-2016 compared with mid-2015). In the second half of 2016, an additional capacity of over 40GW is expected to be erected worldwide, which would bring new annual installations to at least 65GW, adding just 1,5GW more than in the previous year. The total installed wind capacity is expected to reach 500GW by the end of 2016. The full version of the WWEA Half-year Report can be downloaded from the WWEA website