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The Wind Industry: Looking Forward
The future of wind is bright!
The IEA has released a report on the future of wind energy, and the findings are very positive. According to the report, wind power is on track to become the leading source of renewable electricity by 2025. This is great news for those who are concerned about climate change and the need to transition to cleaner, more sustainable energy sources.
One of the key drivers of this growth is the falling cost of wind energy. In the past decade, the cost of wind energy has dropped by around 70%, making it more competitive with fossil fuels. This has led to an increase in the deployment of wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.
The IEA report also predicts that by 2040, wind power could provide 18% of the world's electricity, up from 4% today. This would be a huge increase and would help to reduce the world's dependence on fossil fuels.
One of the most exciting developments in wind energy is the growth of floating wind turbines. These turbines are anchored to the seabed and are able to generate electricity in deeper waters, where traditional offshore wind turbines are not able to operate. This opens up new areas for wind energy development and could help to further increase the amount of electricity generated by wind power.
The IEA report also highlights the need for further investment in research and development to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy and to improve the efficiency of wind turbines.
In conclusion, these numbers and predictions show that wind energy is an important and growing part of the world's energy mix and it's an exciting time to be a part of this industry. To read the full report and learn more, please follow this link: https://www.iea.org/reports/wind-electricity
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