China and US lead way with wind power installations

“Despite the large large influx of newly developed windfarms in Europe, the leading countries are (still) the US and China in absolute numbers.
Totally 55 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity was installed across the planet. China installed 23 GW of new capacity, a 43 percent share of the market. A distant second to China in terms of new capacity was the U.S., where 8.2 GW was installed.
While in Europe 12.5 GW of capacity was added across the European Union, 3% less than 2015.
These figures are impressive but for 2016 still less than for 2015. So the growth of new installations is diminishing.
Offshore wind keeps growing especially in Europe with an array of new windparks in the North Sea recently announced in Western Europe.”

Coen Friederich

China and US lead way with wind power installations