WORLDWIDE: Turbine deals in December rebounded spectacularly from a slump in November, reaching over 2.5GW worldwide - an 184% increase.
WORLDWIDE: Double the number of projects finished construction in December 2015 compared to December 2014, with the total global project activity for the month higher too.
WORLDWIDE: The total capacity of global turbine deals falls to below 1GW for just the second time in 2015.
WORLDWIDE: Project activity across the globe remains lower than 2014, a trend seen throughout 2015.
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WORLDWIDE: Global turbine orders continued at a pace, outstripping other project activities with almost 2.2GW of new deals in the month.
WORLDWIDE: October's global project activity remains low compared to October 2014, despite projections of record annual capacity additions by the year end.
WORLDWIDE: The total capacity of global turbine deals in September has rebounded to 1.1GW after a disappointing August, which saw totals fall to under a 1GW for the first time this year.
WORLDWIDE: Global project activity recovered in September compared to the year's low of August, with all regions except Latin America seeing an upturn in operations.
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.