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Swedish wind power association foresees explosion in wind energy

After unprecedentedly high investments in Swedish wind power, production from the country's wind turbines is expected to shoot far beyond Denmark's and increase by 60 percent over the next four years.

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The Swedish wind industry finished 2017 with a bang. In the fourth quarter of the year, investments were made in 1,417 MW of wind turbine projects, pulling up the year's investments to 2,079 MW, equivalent to approximately 6.8 terawatt hours of wind energy.

With the record high volumes of investment last year, the Swedish Wind Energy Association (Svensk Vindenergi) has issued a new prognosis that wind production will increase 60 percent over the coming four years, corresponding to the addition of approximately 12 TWh to the 17 TWh produced last year.

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