The global wind industry broke a new record for newly commissioned capacity last year.
The previous record was set in 2020 with an estimated 98.5GW of commissioned capacity.
The majority of this capacity was onshore, some 83% of the total, while additions of new offshore turbines rose to 16.8GW – a 161% increase compared with 2020.
Yesterday, RenewableUK said the UK’s total project pipeline soared at 86GW of new capacity.
Isabelle Edwards, a Senior Analyst at BloombergNEF and Lead Author of the report, said: “A new era of wind build is truly underway – a second near-100-GW year represents a new status-quo for the industry.
“As governments worldwide set net zero ambitions targeting wind build several multiples higher than today, the wind industry has proved it can deliver sustained growth.”
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