***China is the world leader follow by the United States, Germany and Spain.
*** Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica and Nicaragua are leading in Latin America
Worldwide Wind Market recovered: Wind Capacity over 336 Gigawatt
– Worldwide wind capacity has reached 336 GW, 360 GW expected for full year
– Asia overtakes Europe as leading wind continent
– China close to 100 GW of installed capacity
– Newcomer Brazil: third largest market for new wind turbines
– 360 GW expected by end of 2014
Reasons for the relatively positive development of the worldwide wind markets are certainly the economic advantages of wind power, after all its increasing competitiveness, and the pressing need to go for emission free technologies in order to mitigate climate change and air pollution.
Nicaragua is the sixth country in Latin America and the Caribbean leading the wind power use according to the Word Wind Energy Association First Half 2014 Report. In Latin America and the Caribbean, Brazil ranked first, followed by Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Costa Rica. Globally, China is the leader in wind generation followed by the United States, Germany and Spain.
During his recent visit to Nicargua, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that Nicaragua has a well-defined vision of the future in renewable energy generation. “Renewable energy is important to promote sustainable development – this is the golden thread to achieve sustainable development in social, economic and environmental areas,” Ban said. He added that almost a quarter of Nicaragua’s ability to generate power is based on wind energy resources. This is reducing emissions of greenhouse gases by at least 100,000 tons of CO2 each year.
World Bank’s VP for Latin America and the Caribbean, Hasan Tuluy, said that Nicaragua is a renewable energy paradise due to its abundant resources to generate clean energy from wind, water and geothermal sources.
Red full report http://www.wwindea.org/webimages/WWEA_half_year_report_2014.pdf