WORLDWIDE: The total MW of turbine deals in April 2016 was the highest monthly total since June 2015, according to data gathered by Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly.
WORLDWIDE: Activity worldwide has increased year-on-year for the first time since December, the latest figures from Windpower Intelligence shows.
WORLDWIDE: The MW of global turbine deals in March 2016 was less than a third of that agreed a year earlier in March 2015.
WORLDWIDE: Global activity was lower in March compared to 2015 but there was a significant uptick from a disappointing February.
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WORLDWIDE: The capacity of projects to begin construction has decreased year on year by 10%, as new online capacity falls 38% in megawatt terms.
WORLDWIDE: Europe was the dominant region for turbine deals in February, taking 80% of the total agreed capacity.
WORLDWIDE: Global activity in February was 40% down on January with all regions taking a hit.
WORLDWIDE: The capacity of turbine deals in January fell slightly compared to the previous month and to the same period last year with 1.49GW of contracts being announced, mostly recorded in India.
WORLDWIDE: Some of the world's biggest turbine manufacturers are limping back to health with a vote of confidence from the stock markets, according Windpower Monthly's Windicator.
Although 3GW of new capacity has been added since our last report, there are now signs of a slowdown in the rate of worldwide growth.
The wind power industry's miserable start to 2010 continued into the second quarter as a slew of weak earnings figures meant that stocks continued to haemorrhage value.
Global wind power capacity will more than treble to 58,000 MW within five years -- and it will increase to 145,000 MW by 2010. The projection for the decade represents an eightfold growth in capacity, but even then wind will only provide 1.78% of the predicted world electric energy output in ten years' time. These are just some of the many conclusions reached by Danish company BTM Consult in its latest World Market Update, the fifth in an annual series on international wind energy development.