In 2008, worldwide wind energy capacity passed the 120,000 MW mark, representing a 28% increase over 2007. The United States has overtaken Germany as the world's leader with 25,170 MW of total installed capacity. Germany is second with 23,903 MW. Spain, which generates 10% of its electricity from the wind, is third with 16,754 MW of installed capacity. China is fourth with 12,210 MW and India is fifth with 9,645 MW. France, the United Kingdom and Portugal continue to be growing markets for wind energy as well.
--Adapted from information provided by the Global Wind Energy Council
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