HEADLINES 2015

Wind energy worldwide HEADLINES 2015

  • Installed capacity at the beginning of 2015 amounted to 370 000 MW
  • New installed capacity in 2014 amounted to 51 753 MW
  • Level of annual growth in respect of worldwide installed capacity amounts to 16,2%
  • CHINA: 114 763 MW, USA: 65 879 MW, Germany: 40 468 MW, Spain: 22 MW,
    UK: 11 993 MW, Canada: 9 694 MW, France: 9 296 MW, Italy: 8 663 MW,
    Brazil: 6 182 MW, Sweden: 5 425 MW, Denmark: 4 850 MW
  • In 2014 wind generated 5% of total power consumption worldwide
  • Wind energy sector turnover in 2014 amounted to EUR 120 billion
  • Jobs in the industry in 2015: 1500 000, forecast for 2020: 3000 000
  • Highest growth in respect of nominal capacity in 2014 achieved by China: 23,300 MW
  • In 2015 Poland exceeded the 3000 MW threshold of installed capacity