- Published: 03 April 2006 03 April 2006
Wind energy has reached a status almost nobody in the conventional energy sector would have expected only ten or even five years ago: 2005 was another record year and on 31 December 2005, 58,982MW were installed worldwide, equalling an increase by 24% or 11,310MW in 2005, after 8.3GW in 2004. Thus, wind energy is the most dynamically growing energy source worldwide. Wind energy already delivers around 1% of global electricity generation, with some countries and regions reaching 20% and more.
By Stefan Gsänger, Secretary General, World Wind Energy Association