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Global Wind Energy Capacity


Annual total installed capacity of wind energy (MW) from 1990 to end of 2009 compiled from 5 separate (but not necessarily independent) sources. Sourced from : European Wind Energy Association 2002; Global Wind Energy Council 2005; BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2006/2007; Windpower Monthly, April 2008; GWEC - Global Wind 2009; Global Wind Energy Council, March 2010
Version containing records up to 2009 GlobalWindCapacity.csv
Previous version (up to 2007) GlobalWindCapacity_v2008.csv


UK Energy Research Centre Energy Data Centre (UKERC-EDC)


UK Energy Research Centre Energy Data Centre (UKERC-EDC)


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UK Energy Research Centre Energy Data Centre (UKERC-EDC) (1990). Global Wind Energy Capacity [Data set]. UK Energy Research Centre Energy Data Centre (UKERC-EDC). https://ukerc8.dl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/dataDiscover.pl?Action=detail&dataid=d7107aad-c7b8-40fe-88ee-de08248ba530

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01/01/1990 - 31/12/2009

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01/01/1990 - 31/12/2009

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Year, MW

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Year; Cumulative world installed capacity (all sources); Cumulative world installed capacity (Source: EWEA - European wind energy capacity breaks the 20000 MW barrier, European Wind Energy Association briefing, November 2002); Cumulative world installed capacity (Source: GWEC - Wind Force 12, Global Wind Energy Council, 2005 and Record year for wind energy, press release, Global Wind Energy Council, Brussels, 17 February 2006); Cumulative world installed capacity (Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2006, citing source BTM Consult Aps, BP, June 2006, BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2007); Cumulative world installed capacity (Source: Windpower Monthly, April 2008)


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