According to the whirlwind Report 2022, in 2021 the wind energy sector had its second-best year but wind energy installations must be increased dramatically so it remains heading in the right direction with the net-zero goals.
This report has been published by the World Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
This report has said that in 2021, 93.6 gigawatts of capacity were installed while in 2020 it absolutely was 95.3 GW.
If we see the cumulative capacity for wind energy it has grown to 837 GW.
Capacity means the utmost electricity that the installations can produce, not what the installations are generating.
In 2021 there were, 21.1 GW offshore wind segments installed.
5 GW were Installed within the onshore wind came segment in 2021, whereas in 2020 it absolutely was 88.4 GW.
According to the GWEC, the explanations for the decline in onshore installations were the U.S and China. In 2021, it was seen that in China, 30.7 GW capacity was installed as compared to 50 GW in 2020. the explanation for this drop is the end of China’s feed-in tariff.
In the US, 12.7 GW of capacity were installed in 2021, which may be a 4.16 GW decline as compared to the installations in 2020. the explanations behind this drop include supply chain issues and disruptions thanks to COVID-The report has required a big increase in capacity installation in order that the net-zero goals will be achieved. increase in capacity.
The report states that at this installation rate by 2030 the wind energy capacity is going to be but two-thirds of what’s required for net-zero and also the 1.5°C Paris Agreement target to limit heating. to fulfil the net-zero by 2050 goals, global wind energy installations must be quadrupled.
To increase the installation capacity levels a replacement efficient policy must be haunted around the world. The Russia-Ukraine crisis has shown the planet that it’s still smitten by imports of fossil fuels for energy security.