Out of this the largest fall in April 2015, compared to the same period last year, has been in Asia-Pacific with 63% drop. Latin America is stagnant on 0%.
However, one growth area has been the Middle-East and Africa, buoyed perhaps by the strong market in South Africa. Europe also saw a rise with activity on 31 projects throughout the region, an increase of 3%.
Overall, much of the activity has come in the form of early-stage milestones such as permitting applications and approvals.
Barring an 8% increase in turbine purchases for named projects, there has been a fall in all other activity including project construction (-52%) and construction completed (33%). Paradoxically, 21% more projects were brought online in April 2015 than in the same period in 2014.
On a month-by-month basis, the relation of April's figures to the previous month remain similar to 2014's. Permitting milestones are up by 30% and 70% for stating and completion respectively. Likewise, turbine purchase is up 10%.
In terms of project pipeline, despite the current lack of progress in Asia-Pacific, China still leads in overall pipeline capacity with 113GW of announced projects where the sites have been acquired. This is nearly double the US's 61GW.
Behind them is the UK and Germany with 46GW and 34GW respectively. Brazil leads out of the emerging markets with 23GW.
|Pipeline capacity by region and country, in progress, sites acquired (MW)|
|Isle Of Man||700|
|Falkland Islands (Malvinas)||6|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||5|