The world’s wind power capacity grew by almost a fifth in 2019, with the Global Wind Energy Council claiming that wind power capacity grew by 60.4GW. GWEC had expected 2020 to be a record year for new wind energy projects, and forecast growth of 20%, but the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic had cast doubts over this trajectory. However, new comments from GlobalData suggests that the UK’s anticipated installations of new wind capacity could be downgraded due to the restrictions imposed by the lockdown. GlobalData noted that total annual installations for wind power reached 2.7GW in 2019 and that estimates for 2020 were around the 1.22GW mark. However, due to coronavirus, annual installations could now shrink to 980MW.
Edie 16th April 2020 read more »