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Wind Generators: File in US, China & India by Justin Blows
February 4, 2009, 9:59 am
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Last year 2008 proved to be stellar year for the global wind industry. The total worldwide installation in 2008 was more than 27GW with global wind capacity growing by 28.8 per cent last year.

Amazingly, the total installed generation capacity worldwide is now 121GW, roughly equivalent to 120 coal fire powered stations. The leading markets for growth were the US and China, with over 8GW of new capacity in the US. However, Europe and Asia are not far behind.

The growth in China is particularly astonishing, with a doubling of its installed capacity to 12GW in 2008. Recently, China has shown great commitment to the development of renewable energy sources contrary to popular conception that it is a laggard in this area, as discussed in the report China’s Clean Revolution.

Now, wind is the fastest growing form of power generation in Europe, with particularly strong growth in Germany, Spain and Denmark.

Patentees of new wind power generation technology should pay particular regard to these growing and vigorous markets. In particular, it appears that the US, China, India, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, UK and Canada are particularly important markets and should be covered by patents. More details can be found here.

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The US, China and India are particularly important countries in which to file wind generation patents.

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