Japan installed 244MW of new wind capacity in 2015

Japan installed 244MW of new wind capacity in 2015. That took the total capacity to 30.3GW at the end of last year, new figures from the Japan Wind Power Association […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Japan installed 244MW of new wind capacity in 2015.

That took the total capacity to 30.3GW at the end of last year, new figures from the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) revealed.

That’s a total of 434 wind farms across the country, it added.

The JWPA expects to have a total wind capacity of 31.16GW at the end of March this year.

According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), China installed almost half of new wind capacity worldwide in 2015, overtaking the EU,

In the UK, wind power met 48% of Scotland’s electricity needs in January.