Notes to Editors

  • GWEC Market Intelligence will hold a webinar at 10:00-10:45 ET/16:00-16:45 CET on 11 March to further discuss 2020 key data and trends in the Americas and the Caribbean. Find out more and register here:
  • GWEC Market Intelligence will continue its annual regional data releases over the course of the weeks in the lead up to the release of the Global Wind Report 2021. See the full calendar of release below:
    • 18 March I Asia Pacific I More
    • 25 March I Launch of the Global Wind Report 2021 I More
  • If you would like to receive an embargo copy of the Global Wind Report 2021 and/or arrange an interview with a relevant GWEC expert, please contact Alyssa Pek at [email protected]


New Wind Power Capacity in the Americas and Caribbean in 2020

  1. US – 16,925 MW
  2. Brazil – 2,297 MW
  3. Argentina – 1,014 MW
  4. Chile – 684 MW
  5. Mexico – 574 MW
  6. Canada – 165 MW
  7. Panama – 66 MW
  8. Peru – 38 MW

Top 5 Wind Markets in the Americas and Caribbean for Cumulative Capacity

  1. US – 122,317 MW
  2. Brazil – 17,750 MW
  3. Canada – 17,578 MW
  4. Mexico – 6,789 MW
  5. Chile – 2,829 MW

Cumulative Wind Power Capacity by Region

  1. North America – 135,894 MW
  2. Latin America – 33,906 MW


About the Global Wind Report 2021

On 25 March, GWEC will release its 16th flagship Global Wind Report , which will provide a comprehensive overview of the global wind industry through the latest market data, country profiles, trends and analysis from GWEC Market Intelligence. It is the most trusted publication globally for wind energy insights on current market status and the future of the industry.

The theme of this year’s report is ‘Wind energy’s role on the road to net zero’. The report will look at the growing trend of countries and regions to announce net zero targets as the world ramps up its commitments and actions to head of the threat of catastrophic climate change, and as major investors and private sector companies follow suit and declare their own targets around carbon neutrality.

Find out more:


About GWEC

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is a member-based organisation that represents the entire wind energy sector. The members of GWEC represent over 1,500 companies, organisations and institutions in more than 80 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies. See more:


For more information, please contact:

Alyssa Pek

Communications Director, GWEC

[email protected]

+32 490 56 81 39

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