World’s top 10 countries in wind energy capacity

According to a recent report by Power-technology.com, China tops the chart with 221 gigawatt (GW) of installed wind capacity followed by the United States and Germany. Here are the top 10:

1. China
China has a installed capacity of 221 GW and is the leader in wind energy, with over a third of the world’s capacity. It has the world’s largest onshore wind farm with a capacity of 7,965 megawatt (MW), which is five times larger than its nearest rival.

2. United States
The US comes second with 96.4 GW of installed capacity. The country has six of the 10 largest onshore wind farms. These include the Alta Wind Energy Centre in California, the world’s second-largest onshore wind farm with a capacity of 1,548 MW.

3. Germany
With 59.3 GW, Germany has the highest installed wind capacity in Europe. Its largest offshore wind farms are the Gode Windfarms, which have a combined capacity of 582 MW.

4. India
India has the second-highest wind capacity in Asia, with a total capacity of 35 GW. Apart from China, India is the only Asian country to make it to the list. The country has the third- and fourth-largest onshore wind farms in the world — the 1,500-MW Muppandal wind farm in Tamil Nadu and the 1,064-MW Jaisalmer Wind Park in Rajasthan.

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