Slowdown in India, Germany led drop in onshore wind energy capacity in 2018


Slowdown in India, Germany led drop in onshore wind energy capacity in 2018

The global commissioning of onshore wind turbines declined 3 per cent in 2018, partly due to a slowdown in India and Germany, even as the growth is expected to bounce back in 2019, with a 32 per cent jump to 60 Gigawatt (Gw), clean energy research firm BNEF said.

Companies commissioned over 45 GW of onshore wind turbines globally in 2018 compared with 47 GW a year earlier. “Just four manufacturers accounted for more than a half, or 57 per cent, of the machines deployed: Denmark’s Vestas, China’s Goldwind, GE Renewable Energy of the U.S. and Spain’s Siemens Gamesa,” BNEF said in a statement.

Data shows that Vestas extended its lead in the industry, with 10.1 GW of its onshore turbines commissioned in 2018 – a global market share of 22 per cent compared with 16 per cent in 2017. Read More

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