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Norwegian wind power set record despite average winds

Wind power development is growing so fast in Norway that the country will beat one wind record after the other over years to come. The trend kicked off in 2017, which was the best year for wind power in Norway ever.

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Norway's wind power production rose more than 30 percent in 2017, making it the best year for Norwegian wind energy ever, determines Norway's Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) based on new data.

324 MW new wind power became operational in Norway last year, and more than 1 GW of wind has now been installed in total. Wind farms in Norway produced almost 3 TWh last year, corresponding to a total 1.9 percent of Norwegian electricity production in 2017.

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