At 751 GW Wind Is A New Power To Be Reckoned With
- Jun 21, 2021 1:56 am GMT
According to the latest data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) some 93 GW of new wind capacity was installed in 2020 – another record – bringing the total to 751 GW. By comparison, the global nuclear capacity is around 390 GW, total US installed capacity – which includes all types of generation and fuel – is approximately 1,117 GW. While some technologies such as nuclear plants tend to operate 24/7 and at full blast as baseload, it is clear that at current rates of growth wind – and solar – will soon eclipse nuclear output in many parts of the world and at prices that are hard to beat.
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