A growing realisation of the need to diversify their energy bases is leading countries worldwide to consider new forms of power generation. A combination of environmental, economic, and geopolitical factors—not to mention a growing awareness of the importance of sustainability amongst the younger generation—is seeing a steady shift toward renewable sources as a means of providing the power needed for everyday life.
One such source is wind power. As the world’s second-biggest renewable energy source after hydropower, wind power accounted for more than 6% of global electricity generation in 2020, providing 743 GW of global capacity, with 93 GW of extra capacity added in 2020 alone. As more countries strive toward achieving net zero, this figure is projected to rise still further.