Some 11,010MW of PV capacity was added last year across theEU, compared to 10,917MW of wind, according to new figures from the EuropeanWind 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 globallythan wind, some analysts have predicted, although the final figures are not yetin.

Wind and PV collectively accounted for 63% of the EU’s newgeneration capacity last year, crushing other technologies like gas, whichaccounted for 22% of new capacity, coal (5.5%)