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World Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity and Net Annual Additions, 1980-2007 (figure and table)

Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity by Selected Country and World, 1980-2007 (figure and table)

Wind Power Capacity Additions in 2007, Top 10 Countries (table)

U.S. Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity and Net Annual Additions, 1980-2007 (figures and table)

U.S. Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity by State, 2007 (table)

World Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Power Capacity and Net Annual Additions, 1991-2007 (figure and table)

Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Power Capacity by Country, 2007 (table)

World Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, 1980-2007

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World Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity and Net Annual Additions, 1980-2007
Year
Cumulative Installed Capacity
Net Annual Addition*
Annual Growth Rate
Megawatts
Megawatts
Percent
1980
10
1981
25
15
150.0
1982
90
65
260.0
1983
210
120
133.3
1984
600
390
185.7
1985
1,020
420
70.0
1986
1,270
250
24.5
1987
1,450
180
14.2
1988
1,580
130
9.0
1989
1,730
150
9.5
1990
1,930
200
11.6
1991
2,170
240
12.4
1992
2,510
340
15.7
1993
2,990
480
19.1
1994
3,488
498
16.7
1995
4,800
1,312
37.6
1996
6,100
1,300
27.1
1997
7,600
1,500
24.6
1998
10,200
2,600
34.2
1999
13,600
3,400
33.3
2000
17,400
3,800
27.9
2001
23,900
6,500
37.4
2002
31,100
7,200
30.1
2003
39,431
8,331
26.8
2004
47,620
8,189
20.8
2005
59,091
11,471
24.1
2006
74,133
15,042
25.5
2007
94,122
19,989
27.0
* Note: Net annual addition equals new installations minus retirements.
Source: Compiled by Earth Policy Institute with 1980-1994 data from Worldwatch Institute, Signposts 2004, CD-ROM (Washington, DC: 2004); 1995 data from Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Global Wind 2006 Report (Brussels: 2007); 1996-2007 data from GWEC, "U.S., China, &  Spain Lead World Wind Power Market in 2007," press release (Brussels: 6 February 2008).

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Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity by Selected Country and World, 1980-2007

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Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity by Selected Country and World, 1980-2007
Year
Germany
U.S.
Spain
India
China
Denmark
Other
World
Megawatts
1980
0
8
0
0
n.a.
5
0
10
1981
0
18
0
0
n.a.
7
0
25
1982
0
84
0
0
n.a.
12
0
90
1983
0
254
0
0
n.a.
20
0
210
1984
0
653
0
0
n.a.
27
0
600
1985
0
945
0
0
n.a.
50
25
1,020
1986
0
1,265
0
0
n.a.
82
0
1,270
1987
5
1,333
0
0
n.a.
115
0
1,450
1988
15
1,231
0
0
n.a.
197
137
1,580
1989
27
1,332
0
0
n.a.
262
109
1,730
1990
62
1,484
0
0
n.a.
343
41
1,930
1991
112
1,709
5
39
n.a.
413
0
2,170
1992
180
1,680
50
39
n.a.
458
103
2,510
1993
335
1,635
60
79
n.a.
487
394
2,990
1994
643
1,663
70
185
n.a.
539
390
3,490
1995
1,130
1,612
140
576
38
637
647
4,780
1996
1,548
1,614
230
820
79
835
974
6,100
1997
2,080
1,611
512
940
170
1,120
1,167
7,600
1998
2,870
1,837
830
1,015
224
1,428
1,996
10,200
1999
4,445
2,490
1,584
1,077
268
1,718
2,018
13,600
2000
6,104
2,578
2,235
1,220
346
2,300
2,617
17,400
2001
8,754
4,275
3,337
1,456
402
2,417
3,259
23,900
2002
11,994
4,685
4,825
1,702
469
2,880
4,545
31,100
2003
14,609
6,372
6,203
2,125
567
3,110
6,445
39,431
2004
16,629
6,725
8,263
3,000
764
3,117
9,122
47,620
2005
18,415
9,149
10,027
4,430
1,260
3,128
12,682
59,091
2006
20,622
11,575
11,623
6,270
2,604
3,136
18,303
74,133
2007
22,247
16,818
15,145
8,000
6,050
3,125
22,737
94,122
Note: n.a. = data not available. The sum of individual country totals may not match world total since data are from different sources.
Source: Compiled by Earth Policy Institute, 1980-1995 world data from Janet L. Sawin, "Wind Power Still Soaring," in  Worldwatch Institute, Vital Signs 2007-2008 (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007); 1980-1999 data from Worldwatch Institute, Signposts 2001, CD-ROM (Washington, DC: 2001); 1995-1999 China data from Li Junfeng et al., 2007 China Wind Power Report (Beijing: Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association, 2007); 2000-2004 Denmark data from American Wind Energy Association, Global Wind Energy Market Report (Washington, DC: 2002-2005); 2000-2005 country data (Denmark 2005) from Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Global Wind 2006 Report (Brussels: 2007); 2006-2007 country and 1996-2007 world data from GWEC, "U.S., China &  Spain Lead World Wind Power Market in 2007," press release (Brussels: 6 February 2008).

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Wind Power Capacity Additions in 2007, Top 10 Countries
Country
Addition in 2007
Market Share
Megawatts
Percent
United States
5,244
26.1
Spain
3,522
17.5
China
3,449
17.2
India
1,730
8.6
Germany
1,667
8.3
France
888
4.4
Italy
603
3.0
Portugal
434
2.2
United Kingdom
427
2.1
Canada
386
1.9
Note: Gross installations, not corrected for retirements.
Source: Global Wind Energy Council, "U.S., China &  Spain Lead World Wind Power Market in 2007," press release (Brussels: 6 February 2008).

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U.S. Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity, 1980-2007

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U.S. Annual Additional Wind Power Capacity, 1980-2007, showing PTC lapses

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U.S. Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity and Net Annual Additions, 1980-2007
Year
Cumulative Installed Capacity
Net Annual Addition*
Annual Growth Rate
Megawatts
Megawatts
Percent
1980
8
1981
18
10
125
1982
84
66
367
1983
254
170
202
1984
653
399
157
1985
945
292
45
1986
1,265
320
34
1987
1,333
68
5
1988
1,231
-102
-8
1989
1,332
101
8
1990
1,484
152
11
1991
1,709
225
15
1992
1,680
-29
-2
1993
1,635
-45
-3
1994
1,663
28
2
1995
1,612
-51
-3
1996
1,614
2
0
1997
1,611
-3
0
1998
1,837
226
14
1999
2,490
653
36
2000
2,578
88
4
2001
4,275
1,697
66
2002
4,685
410
10
2003
6,372
1,687
36
2004
6,725
353
6
2005
9,149
2,424
36
2006
11,575
2,426
27
2007
16,818
5,243
45
* Note: Net annual addition equals new installations minus retirements.
Source: Compiled by Earth Policy Institute, 1980-1999 data from Worldwatch Institute, Signposts 2001, CD-ROM (Washington, DC: 2001); 2000-2005 data from Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Global Wind 2006 Report (Brussels: 2007); 2006-2007 data from GWEC, "U.S., China &  Spain Lead World Wind Power Market in 2007," press release (Brussels: 6 February 2008).

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U.S. Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity by State, 2007
State
Cumulative Installed Capacity
Megawatts
Texas 4,356
California 2,439
Minnesota 1,299
Iowa  1,273
Washington 1,163
Colorado 1,067
Oregon 885
Illinois 699
Oklahoma 689
New Mexico 496
New York 425
Kansas 364
North Dakota 345
Pennsylvania 294
Wyoming 288
Montana 146
South Dakota 98
Idaho 75
Nebraska 73
West Virginia 66
Hawaii 63
Missouri 57
Wisconsin 53
Maine 42
Tennessee 29
New Jersey 8
Ohio 7
Vermont 6
Massachusetts 5
Michigan 3
Alaska 2
New Hampshire 1
Utah 1
Rhode Island 1
Total 16,818
Source: American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), "Installed Capacity by State (MW)," in AWEA 2007 Market Report (Washington, DC: January 2008).

 

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World Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Power Capacity, 1991-2007

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World Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Power Capacity and Net Annual Additions, 1991-2007
Year
Cumulative Installed Capacity
Net Annual Addition*
Megawatts
Megawatts
1991
5
5
1992
5
0
1993
5
0
1994
7
2
1995
12
5
1996
29
17
1997
29
0
1998
32
3
1999
32
0
2000
46
15
2001
96
50
2002
256
160
2003
558
301
2004
623
66
2005
713
90
2006
924
211
2007
1,165
242
* Note: Net annual addition equals new installations minus retirements. Numbers are rounded.
Source: Compiled by Earth Policy Institute from Wind Service Holland, Offshore Wind Energy, electronic database, at http://home.wxs.nl/~windsh/offshore.html, updated 18 January 2008.

 

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Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Power Capacity by Country, 2007
Country
Cumulative Installed Capacity
Megawatts
Denmark
426
United Kingdom
404
Sweden
133
Netherlands
127
Finland
30
Ireland
25
Spain
10
Germany
7
China
2
Japan
1
World Total
1,165
Source: Compiled by Earth Policy Institute from Wind Service Holland, Offshore Wind Energy, electronic database, at http://home.wxs.nl/~windsh/offshore.html, updated 18 January 2008.

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