Monday, September 20, 2010

IEA Wind Energy Annual Report 2009

This annual Report by the International Energy Agency states that wind generation capacity increased in every country except Austria, with totals ranging from the United States with 35,086 MW to Switzerland with about 18 MW (Table 3). A growing trend is repowering—the replacement of older, smaller turbines with fewer, larger turbines representing the state of the art in power production.

Annual national electrical demand for 2009 decreased in 12 of the 19 countries
reporting. The percent contribution of wind-generated electricity increased overall
and new records were set.

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