Wind power in Asia

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Wind farm on Changshan Islands, China
Bangui Windfarm, Philippines

Asia (excluding Middle East) has a total generating capacity of 175,831 MW from wind power.[1] Asia is the fastest growing region in terms of wind energy, having increased its installed capacity by 33,858 MW in 2005 (a 24% increase over 2014).China with 145,362 MW of installed capacity is the world's largest generator of electricity from wind energy. India is the second largest in Asia with an installed capacity of 25,088 MW.[1] Other key countries include Japan (1,394 MW), Taiwan (188 MW), South Korea (173 MW) and the Philippines (33 MW).[2]

Installed Wind Power Capacity[edit]

Installed capacity by countries in 2015 (MW)[1]
China India Japan South Korea Taiwan Rest of Asia (excluding Middle East): 862 MW (0.5%)Circle frame.svg
  •   China: 145,362 MW (82.7%)
  •   India: 25,088 MW (14.3%)
  •   Japan: 3,038 MW (1.7%)
  •   South Korea: 835 MW (0.5%)
  •   Taiwan: 647 MW (0.4%)
  •   Rest of Asia (excluding Middle East): 862 MW (0.5%)
Installed windpower capacity (MW)[1]
# Nation 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1 China China 2,599 5,912 12,210 25,104 44,733 62,733 75,564 91,412 114,763 145,104
2 India India 6,270 7,850 9,587 10,925 13,064 16,084 18,421 20,150 22,465 25,088
3 Japan Japan 1,309 1,528 1,880 2,056 2,304 2,501 2,614 2,669 2,789 3,038
4 South Korea South Korea 176 192 278 348 379 407 483 561 609 835
5 Taiwan Taiwan 188 280 358 436 519 564 564 614 633 647
6 Pakistan Pakistan[3] - - - - - - - - - 255
7 Thailand Thailand - - - - - 7 112 223 223 223
8 Philippines Philippines - - - - - - - 66 216 216
9 Iran Iran 47 67 82 91 91 91 91 91 N/A N/A
10 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka - - - - - - 63 63 N/A N/A
11 Mongolia Mongolia - - - - - - - 50 N/A N/A
- Rest of Asia - - - - - - 71 87 - 167
World total capacity (MW) 10,589 15,829 24,395 38,960 61,090 82,387 97,983 115,986 141,902 175,831

@If data is not available for a particular year for a given country, for calculating the total the last available data is considered.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Global Wind Report 2014 - Annual Market Update" (PDF). report. GWEC. 22 April 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Global wind energy markets continue to boom – 2006 another record year
  3. ^ "Current Status". Alternate Energy Development Board, Pakistan. Retrieved 3 April 2016.