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EU reaches 100GW Wind Power Milestone

Posted on 01 October 2012.

EU reaches 100GW Wind Power Milestone

The European Union has passed 100 gigawatt (GW) of installed wind power capacity, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

The EWEA said it took the European wind energy sector twenty years to get the first 10GW grid connected but added that it has taken just 13 years to increase it by an additional 90GW.

According to the EWEA, half of the total European wind power capacity has been installed over the past six years.

100GW of wind power can generate electricity over a year to meet the total consumption of 57m households, equivalent to the power production of 39 nuclear power plants.

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