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close this bookSustainable Energy News - No. 21 - Newsletter for International Network for Sustainable Energy - GEF - Theme (INFORSE, 1998, 16 pages)
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World wind-power market growth continues

Steady Increase

Global megawatt (MW) installed capacity increased by 25 % to a total of 7,636 MW by the end of 1997. In 1997, a total of 1,566 MW of new capacity was sold, an increase of 21 % over 1996.

It is expected that the boost will continue in the years to come. The five-year forecast predicts some 12,600 MW of new installations in the period from 1998 through 2002. This forecast represents a cumulative sales value - 5 years ahead -of 12 billion USD (1997 price level).

Top Ten

Ten manufacturers supplied 90 % of the new wind capacity installed in 1997. The 'Top Ten' is led by Danish companies NEG-Micon, Vestas, Bonus, and the German Enercon. This year, three Spanish companies (Made, Desarollos, Gamesa) and a US company (Zond/Enron) advanced to the list.

Information: World Market Update, BTM
Consult ApS. I.C. Christensens Alle 1,
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Ph: +45-97-325299,
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e-mail: btmcwind@post4.tele.dk and
http://www.windpower.dk/.


Annual installed new wind power capacity worldwide 1992-97 and forecast 1998-2002.- Source: BTM Consult ApS.