The global wind industry installed a record 117GW of new capacity in 2023, making it the best year ever for new wind energy, finds this year’s Global Wind Report from the Global Wind Energy Council.

Bottlenecks in the global wind industry supply chain could leave the world with only three-quarters of the wind energy installations needed for a 1.5°C pathway by 2030, i.e. a 650 GW gap to meet climate targets.

New figures clarify the workforce challenge facing the global wind industry with nearly 600,000 technicians needed during the next five years – with more than 240,000 of these roles new recruits to the industry.

The Status of Wind in Africa report, which provides a stocktake of the wind industry in Africa and delivers a forecast of the continent’s wind energy pipeline. The Status Report provides the foundation for policy discussions and project development to build on and drive the region’s wind development forward through the rest of this decade.

The global offshore wind industry delivered its second best year for new capacity ever in 2022, with 8.8 GW of new clean energy connected to the grid around the world, according to the new Global Offshore Wind Report 2023, from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

India will add 22 gigawatt (GW) of wind energy capacity in India over the next five years, at the current pace of growth, according to this report published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and MEC Intelligence (MEC+).

The wind industry can expect record installations in both onshore and offshore markets by 2025 with 680 GW of new capacity expected by 2027. Policymakers need to act now to avoid a supply chain bottleneck stalling the deployment of wind energy from 2026.

This new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) highlights the enormous potential of embracing the potential of wind energy. In just five years, five developing countries could add 3.5 GW of capacity, an extra US$12.5 bn for their economies and create 130,000 FTE work-years.

GWEC India and the UK Government are delighted to present an offshore wind statement to support the continued development of wind power in India. The report outlines a number of key recommendations for developing the market in India.

Tamil Nadu could deliver 25 GW of new wind capacity, attract billions of dollars of investment, and generate over 100,000 jobs in the best-case scenarios of GWEC’s new roadmap for the state, which is developed in partnership with the SED Fund and Deloitte.