SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

August 28, 2009 05:01 ET

European Wind Market Steady for 2009, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - August 28, 2009) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- In 2009, the European market for wind turbines will increase 1% over 2008 despite the global economic recession. This year, 8,600 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy capacity will be installed in the 27 countries that make up the European Union, the so-called EU-27. According to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), there was 8,484 MW of new wind capacity installed in 2008, making wind power the largest source of new electricity-generating capacity in the E.U. This year's installations take the E.U.'s cumulative installed capacity to 73,535 MW, up from 2008's cumulative capacity of 64,935 MW.

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