GWEC figures show global installation recovery

The global wind industry experienced a strong bounce back in 2014, with new installations reaching 51.4GW, up 44% on the year before, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

But this is against a weak comparative in 2013, which saw the first ever contraction in new capacity added when the figure fell to 35.7GW from 45.2GW in 2012.

GWEC’s figures compare to 48GW in Windpower Monthly’s recently published 2014 data which measures new online capacity rather than new installations.

According to GWEC, total cumulative capacity stood

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