Renewable energy: number of installations worldwide increased by 50% last year

Benoit Bayle

January 14, 2024 at 11:30 a.m.


Wind turbines © Sweet Ice Cream Photo / Unsplash

66% more wind turbines in China ©Sweet Ice Cream Photo / Unsplash

A report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) reveals that 507 gigawatts of renewable energy were put into service during the year 2023: this corresponds to an increase of 50% compared to 2022.

If China’s annual ecological balance sheets remain largely negative, the fact remains that the immense Asian country is massively undertaking equipment dedicated to the growth of renewable energy: in the space of one year, the new wind turbines benefited from an increase of 66%. This has made it possible, on a global scale, to achieve a 50% increase in renewable electricity capacities in 2023 compared to the previous year.

Photovoltaic solar energy © Pixabay

75% of installations come from photovoltaic solar energy © Pixabay

Growth that is not about to stop

For the moment, around 75% of installations allowing the exploitation of renewable energy have been in photovoltaic solar (like in Creil for example), but we are seeing an overall increase in the production of wind turbines in the world, and particularly in China, as we were able to point out above. These significant figures are not expected to diminish: the IEA forecasts over the next 5 years an increase in production of more than 5.5 times greater than that observed today.

In other words, in the long term, the Agency is ultimately quite positive about the objectives set by the various governments that participated in COP28. We recall that the latter had set themselves the objective of tripling the world’s renewable energy capacity by 2030.

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