GWEC announced that global wind power installations reached 194.39 GW at the end of December 2010. (Installations in Japan were reported from JWPA to GEWC.)
China, which newly installed nearly one-half the amount: 16.50 GW out of the new global wind power installations in a single year in 2010: 35.80 GW, overtook America to become the world’s No. 1.
Although Japan became the world’s No. 12 from No. 13 with the cumulative installations of 2,304 MW, the difference with the Netherlands is only 67 MW. However, for the new installations in a single year in 2010, Japan is a sluggish No. 16 with 221 MW installed.
Since JWPA continues activities for immediately promoting installations to be ranked in the world’s top 10, we ask the relevant members for guidance and cooperation. Unfortunately installation results in FY 2010 in Japan (at the end of March 2011) are estimated to be nearly 2,450 MW for the Japan’s goal of 3,000 MW.
For more details, please see below:
As for the trends of the past five years, please see below: