Global wind capacity forecast to hit 800GW by 2021

Global wind capacity is forecast to reach 800GW by 2021. A new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) predicts 2017 alone will see more than 60GW of new wind installations, rising to an annual market of about 75GW by 2021. More than 54GW of wind power was put into place in 2016, cumulative capacity increasing […]

Renewables saw record global growth in 2016

Renewable energy saw record global growth of 161GW in 2016. That’s according to the latest data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which shows this 8.7% increase was led primarily by 71GW of new solar power being put into place. It marked the first time since 2013 that solar outpaced wind, which increased by […]