Based on a comparison of 44 countries in 2017, China ranked the highest in wind capacity in terms of cumulative installed wind turbine capacity with 164,061 MW followed by USA and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Iran with 191 MW, Argentina with 241 MW and Tunisia with 245 MW.
Total wind capacity in terms of cumulative installed wind turbine capacity reached 514,798 MW in 2017 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 9.15 % more than in the previous year and 82.1 % more than 10 years ago.
Historically, total wind capacity in terms of cumulative installed wind turbine capacity reached an all time high of 514,798 MW in 2017 and an all time low of 4,778 MW in 1995. The average annual growth amounted to 23.7 % since 1995.
The top ranked country, China, accounted for 31.9 % of wind capacity in terms of cumulative installed wind turbine capacity in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 59.7 % share while the ten largest countries some 83.7 % in 2017.
Data for more countries are available at Wind Capacity (Cumulative Installed Wind Turbine Capacity) indicator page.
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