New German installed wind capacity advanced by 20% in 2012, helping the country’s industry see steady growth according to a recent report.
The German Wind Energy Association and VDMA Power Systems note a total of 2,439 megawatts (MW) and 1008 wind turbines were installed in 2012. That’s an increase of 431 MW and 113 new turbines from the previous year.
Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein were the top federal states with 361 MW and 333 MW of new installed capacity respectively. Meanwhile, southern states of Rhine-Palatinate (288 MW) and Baravia (201 MW) also showed firm wind energy growth in 2012. Baden-Württemberg was the at the bottom of the list of new German Wind capacity, showing 19 MW.