In line with the latest report by Power-technology.com, China tops the chart with 221 gigawatts (GW) of put in wind capability adopted by the USA and Germany. This list shows in an order the top 10 countries having wind energy farms.
China has a put in the capability of 221 GW and is the chief in wind vitality, with over a 3rd of the world’s capacity. It has the world’s largest onshore wind field with a capacity of 7,965 megawatt (MW), which is five occasions bigger than its nearest rival.
- The United States
The United States comes second with 96.4 GW of put in capability. The nation has six of the 10 largest onshore wind farms. These embody the Alta Wind Power Centre in California, the world’s second-largest onshore wind farm with a capability of 1,548 MW.
With 59.3GW, Germany has the best put in wind capability in Europe. Gode Windfarms is the largest offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 582 MW.
India has the second-highest wind capability in Asia, with a total capacity of 35 GW. Other than China, India is the one Asian country to make it to the record. The nation has the third- and fourth-largest onshore wind farms on this planet — the 1,500-MW in Tamil Nadu (Muppandal wind farm) and the 1,064-MW Rajasthan (Jaisalmer Wind Park).
Spain has 23 GW wind energy capacity, which covers 18% of its electrical energy provide. The report by Power-technology.com stated that the Spanish wind business had been in a steep decline over the previous few years, with merely 104 MW addition to its vitality combine in 2016-2017.
- United Kingdom
The UK has a comprehensive capability of just over 20.7 GW. It has six of the 10 highest-capability offshore wind initiatives on the earth. One in every of these is the Walney undertaking off the coast of Cumbria, North West England, which is the most important offshore wind mission on this planet.
France has a put in the capability of 15.3GW. In response to the report, France is at present shifting away from nuclear power, which beforehand delivered 75%of the nation’s vitality wants.
With 14.5 GW, Brazil has the most significant wind capability in South America. Wind power elevated by 8.9% year-on-year in February 2019, based on the Power-technology.com report. It additional added that wind energy comes fourth in Brazil’s whole vitality combine, forming about 8% of its 162.5 GW vitality capability.
Canada’s renewable vitality capability stands at 12.8 GW, with 566 MW of latest put in capacity added in 2018. This vitality is generated by a complete of 299 wind farms with 6,596 generators, the report stated. The 300-MW Rivière-du-Moulin undertaking is the biggest wind farm in Canada.
On the backside of the listing is Italy, which reached directly over 10 GW in wind vitality capability in 2018. Italy’s wind trade is firmly concentrated within the south and on its islands.