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Wind Additions

Wind power additions at a glance

Updates for wind power systems are [CM, 2023]:

  

  • World’s cumulative wind power installed capacity by 9 percent, to 906 GW.

  • The world added nearly 78 GW of wind power projects in 2022, marking the industry’s third-best year for new capacity, but representing a drop from the previous year’s installations, according to GWEC

  • Onshore projects accounted for the vast majority of new wind capacity last year, with 68.8 GW connected to power grids worldwide (and 8.8 GW in new offshore) , a drop of 5% from new. installations in 2021.

  • China accounted for nearly half of last year’s additions, while the U.S. saw a 32% drop in y-o-y capacity additions, due in part to supply-chain constraints and grid interconnection issues.  Figure 1 shows new onshore wind capacity added in 2022 by country.

  • China installed 5 GW of new offshore wind capacity in 2022 (21 GW in 2021), while the U.S. didn’t install any offshore turbines last year.  Figure 2 shows new installations outlook for onshore and offshore wind energy (2022-2027).

  • GWEC Market Intelligence forecasts that the 1 TW milestone will be reached sometime mid-2023.

  • Figure 3 shows the evolution of installed wind turbine sizes.

Top 10 wind turbine manufacturers in the world in 2022 [BV, 2023]:

  

  • Vestas, Aarhus, Denmark, 9.60 GW

  • Siemens Gamesa, Biscay, Spain, 8.79 GW

  • Goldwind, Beijing, China, 8.25 GW

  • GE, Boston, U.S., 7.37 GW

  • Envision, Shanghai, China, 5.78 GW

  • MingYang, Zhongshan, China, 4.50 GW

  • Windey, Zhejiang, China, 2.06 GW

  • Nordex, Hamburg, Germany, 1.96 GW

  • Shanghai Electric, Shanghai, China, 1.71 GW

  • CSIC, Chongqin, China, 1.46 GW

Figure 1: Wind power additions - 2022

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Figure 2: New wind power installations outlook - 2022-2027

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Figure 3: Evolution of installed wind turbine sizes

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Fig 1 Wind Addit
FIg 2 Wind proj
Fig 3 wind size
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