Top 10 countries based on wind power capacity market share in 2011

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Top 10 countries based on wind power capacity market share in 2011


By Greentech Lead Team: Though Asia has added 21,298
additional MW of installed wind turbines capacity in 2011, touching total capacity
of 82,398 MW, China and India are the only two countries in the top 10 list.

Asia is the second largest contributor to growth in the
wind turbines market.

China is leading the top 10 list with cumulative
installed wind power capacity of 62,733 MW at the end of 2011. The United
States is in second position with 46,919 MW. Germany is in third place with
29,060 MW followed by Spain with 21,674 MW. In fifth place is India with 16,084
MW. France came in sixth with 6,800 MW, followed closely by Italy with 6,747 MW
and the UK with 6,540 MW. Canada is in ninth place with 5,265 MW and Portugal
came in tenth with 4,083 MW.

(Please see the chart at the end of the article)

About 75 countries now have commercial wind power
installations, with 22 of them already passing the 1 GW level.

The world total of installed wind turbines capacity
increased by 41,000 MW or 21 percent to 238,351 MW by the end of last year.

Installed wind farm capacity continued to grow around the
world last year despite the ongoing financial uncertainty with Europe remaining
the number one regional leader.

Installed wind farm capacity in Europe, the largest
contributor, increased by 10,281 MW to 96,616 MW in 2011. In the EU, the new
total was 93,957 MW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC)
annual statistics, according to GWEC.

North America is in third place with an additional 8,077 MW last year
increasing its total capacity to 52,184 MW. Latin America and the Caribbean had
3,203 MW, the Pacific Region had 2,858 MW and Africa and the Middle East had
1,093 MW.



 

Top 10 countries based on wind power capacity in 2011

Country

Capacity (MW)

China

62,733

United States

46,919

Germany

29,000

Spain

21,674

India

16,084

France

6,800

Italy

6,747

UK

6,540

Canada

5,265

Portugal

4,083


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