Latin America: Prime territory for the development of wind power
Latin America, a region of great cultural and economic diversity, has some of the world's best wind resources. Home to many growing economies with increasing electricity demand, this part of the world is considered prime territory for the deployment of wind power.
The total installed wind farm capacity in Latin America grew by 50% during 2010, and more than 2,000 MW of wind power are now operating across the region.
Wind power is making the most progress in Brazil. This country has many areas with tremendous potential for wind energy, combined with a growing electricity demand and solid industrial and grid infrastructure.
At the end of 2010, 930 MW of wind farm capacity were operating in Brazil, with a project pipeline of more than 4,000 MW up to ...