The world market for wind turbines reached a total capacity of 336 GW and wind contributes today around 4% of the world’s power demand. We see a very fast growth in some emerging markets, especially in several Asian countries, Latin America and Africa, while the traditional wind markets in Europe and North America have slowed down. Despite such disparities, it is today a well-accepted concept that wind energy is a cornerstone of the future energy mix. And it is encouraging to see that more and more countries have set very ambitious targets for renewable energy deployment, some with the official aim of 100% renewables.
The forthcoming World Wind Energy Conference 2015 will focus on wind power innovation for a 100% renewable energy supply, in harmony with the environment and society. This reflects our intention to further strive for technological, economic, social improvements while making the benefits of wind power available for all human beings.