Nineteen-ninety-five was a good year for wind power in Sweden. The total number of turbines increased by 40%, from 156 to 219, including two prototypes -- Näsudden II and the Nordic 400. Installed capacity increased even more, by 76%, from 38 MW to 67 MW. In December alone, 22 new turbines went on line with capacities of 500-600 kW. Development was expected to continue at the same rate in January and February, spurred on by the SEK 100 million replenishment of Sweden's pool of wind power subsidies. Soon to be added to installation statistics is the new Nordic 1000 prototype. Wind turbines rated at 500 kW now dominate the market, from Wind World and Vestas in Denmark and Enercon of Germany.
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