Thursday, September 06, 2007

Leading Wind Power Markets

In order of size Germany had the largest installed wind capacity with 20,622 MW at the end of 2006. Second and third were Spain with 11,614 MW and the United States with 11,603 MW. India was fourth with 6,270 MW followed by Denmark with 3,136 MW and China with 2, 604 MW. China has made a very recent arrival in the top wind power ranking, having risen from only 764 MW in 2004 but could overtake Denmark by the end of 2007, with 3,500 MW anticipated, whilst Denmark is presently static.

The United States has experienced a renaissance in wind power in the last two years due to production tax credits guaranteed for a fixed period and is expected to reach 25,000 MW, the same level as Germany in 2010, while Spain will not be far behind with 20,000 MW. China has a government target of 5,000 MW by 2010 but on current performance is expected to exceed that. Danish wind power capacity will probably not grow much in the next four years.



Blogger Алексей Касаев said...

Dear Sir.
Hope you will answer my question, because I'm very interested.
What is the average value of CO2 produced for a KWh of electricity for every type of power station in a world. And how many KWh of energy do they produce yearly all over the world.

9:36 pm  
Blogger Euan Blauvelt said...

The best paper for the question is the Royal Academy of Engineering "Costs of Generation", which gives carbon costs per kWH for a range of base load and renewable generating technologies.

The amount of electricity generated by fuel is available from the EIA but not, to my knowledge, by generation technology.

I hope this helps you.

1:21 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you check 3rd quarter information for US wind power on AWEA's website you'd see we have about 13,880 MW installed and 5700 MW under construction. From what I've seen it takes about 6 months to install a wind turbine so we'll have 20,000MW in 2008. I'm sure 25,000 will happen in late 2008 or early 2009.

3:54 am  

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