Competitive Exams: Current Affairs 2011: Wind Power

China has highest wind power capacity

Top 10 wind power countries (as of March 2011)

  • Country Wind power capacity (MW)
  • China 42, 287
  • United States 40, 180
  • Germany 27, 214
  • Spain 20, 676
  • India 13, 065
  • Italy 5, 660
  • France 5, 660
  • United Kingdom 5, 204
  • Canada 4, 009
  • Denmark 3, 752

China has the world's highest wind power capacity after adding 62 percent or 16 gigawatts (GW) in new capacity last year.

Courtesy: The Hindu and Times of India