Thursday, March 30, 2017

Global: Geothermal Energy has 12,628 MW Worldwide Capacity

2016 a Record Year for Renewables, Latest IRENA Data Reveals  (News Release)

Geothermal energy adds 780 MW in 2016

Global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 gigawatts (GW) in 2016, making the strongest year ever for new capacity additions, according to data released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy Capacity Statistics 2017, estimates that by the end of last year the world’s renewable generation capacity reached 2,006 GW, with solar energy showing particularly strong growth.

Geothermal energy: Geothermal power capacity increased by 780 MW in 2016, with expansions in Kenya (+485 MW), Turkey (+150 MW), Indonesia (+95 MW) and Italy (+55 MW).