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Top 10 Countries in Installed Wind Power: Increase between 2006 and 2008
Increase in Installed Wind Power (megawatts) Increase in Installed Wind Power (megawatts per capita)
Source: Renewable Energy Policy Network (2009): Renewable 2008 - Global Status Report. Table R2 (www.ren21.net). Data from Global Wind Energy Council, 2007. Population Data: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2009): World Population Prospects, the 2008 Revision, New York
Note: Figures rounded to nearest 10 MW

Between 2006 and 2008, the United States of America increased wind power by more than 13 thousand megawatts, followed by China with 9.6 thousand megawatts. Denmark, which has already exhausted its capacity for wind turbines, had the smallest increase of the 10 countries with the largest installed capacity in wind power.

In per capita terms, China was the world leader in newly installed wind power (however from a very low per capita level). The USA increased its per capita wind power at the same rate as France.

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