PV again tops wind in EU in 2013

New installations of solar PV once again topped wind in the EU last year, although the gap narrowed significantly.

Some 11,010MW of PV capacity was added last year across the EU, compared to 10,917MW of wind, according to new figures from the European Wind Energy Association.

By comparison, PV had an edge of nearly 5GW over wind in 2012.

2013 will likely prove the first year in which more PV was added globally than wind, some analysts have predicted, although the final figures are not yet in.

Wind and PV collectively accounted for 63% of the EU’s new generation capacity last year, crushing other technologies like gas, which accounted for 22% of new capacity, coal (5.5%) Log in to read complete article.

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