Did you know that 80.4 percent of the total installed wind power capacity of the world is housed by the 8 countries that produce the most wind energy in the world? And, which are those countries? Keep on reading to find out!
Wind energy as a power sector has been growing exceptionally, especially in the last year. Total generation of the world has increased by 17.4% to amount to 841 terawatt hours in 2015. The reason that countries are stressing on wind energy these days is that it is healthier for the environment. The objectives that several nations have set for themselves in relation to climate can only be achieved if electricity is generated in a green way. Producing it with the help of renewable resources is an effective method and wind energy tops the list as an example. Such is the growth of wind energy that in the EU, 44% of new electricity generation capacity installed in 2015 was wind power.
Wind power is generated by the passing of air flow through wind turbines resulting in mechanical power which is then converted into electricity, the same electricity we use in our houses. If you would like to know the 8 countries that produce the most electricity in the world, then just follow the link!
While preparing our list, we came to know that reliable sources like the Global Wind Energy Council and BP Statistical Review of World Energy have used cumulative installed wind power capacity of each nation at the end of 2015 as the measure to identify leading countries in the field of wind power. Therefore, we have used the same criteria. Taking our figures from the Global Wind Energy Council, we have formed the following list of 8 countries that produce the most wind energy in the world.