Wind energy still growing – uncertainty on the horizon

Wind energy in Europe will grow by an average of 17 GW per year forward to  2022, and larger turbines will help generate growth. However, new investment decisions are uncertain, according to a new report.

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Wind energy will continue to show solid growth over the next five years, but there is uncertainty on the horizon due to many countries' inadequate ambitions for the technology, shows a report from trade association Wind Europe published Wednesday.

The report forecasts that wind energy capacity will grow by an average of 17 GW per year forward to 2022, and larger turbines will contribute to the sector's growth, as 4 MW and 8 MW turbines have become normal both for onshore and offshore wind farms.

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