Wind capacity in the Middle East and Africa region is expected to grow by an average of 21.7% between 2016 and 2025. This equates to approximately 30GW of new wind capacity being added over the next ten years in the region.
The region added 371MW of new wind-power capacity in 2015 and wind power is the second fastest growing source of renewable electricity after solar photovoltaic. Between 1990 and 2015, global wind power increased from 4.0 TWh to 565.8 TWh, achieving an average annual growth rate of 22.1%. While market statistics for 2016 indicate that total global installed capacity has now reached nearly 487 GW, wind power has recently become the largest renewable resource in the United States of America.
Countries in the south Mediterranean are experiencing a surge in new projects.
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