Wind power growth curves forecast continuing dynamic growth globally. Although the global economic downturn makes short term forecasting difficult, WWEA predicts that wind power will be an attractive long-term investment due to the global demand for clean and reliable energy production.
Figure 1. WWEA prediction of installed capacity up to the year 2020. (Source: EWEA)
The Finnish wind power capacity target for 2020 is set at 2500 MW, which is likely to be met by the year 2018-2019. During 2014, 59 new wind turbine generators were installed and 184MW was added to existing wind power generation. The figures for 2015 will be greater, with a predicted 100 new turbines and approximately 300 MW of new capacity.