World Wind Power To Double By 2020 | Zero Footprint |

Originally published on Energy Post.
By Karel Beckman
Despite an overall slump in installations in 2013, the global cumulative wind power capacity will more than double from 319.6 Gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2013 to 678.5 GW by 2020, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.


“China doubled its cumulative wind capacity every year from 2006 to 2009 and has continued to grow significantly since then."


Ian Perrin comments: GlobalData's analysis requires a year-on-year growth of 11.35% to achieve their expected outcome. That looks impressive but James Ayre's earlier article  requires wind power to be increased fifteen-fold by 2030 if we are to avoid a climate catastrophe. That implies a year-on-year growth of 17.25%. Can it be done?