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Brazil is the country with the greatest commitment to wind energy in Latin America

Brazil is the country with the greatest commitment to wind energy in Latin America

It is not a minor figure that until the end of June, the capacity reached more than 330,000 MW, of which 17,613 were added in the first six months of 2014.

Wind is one of the most widely used renewable energies in the world, as it offers economic advantages, increases its competitiveness against other sources of electricity, and saves money in the long term.

China, the USA, Germany, Spain and India are the five traditional wind power countries and together represent a 72% share of the world's wind power capacity.

In the local context, Brazil is the country that is most committed to wind energy in Latin America, followed by Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Costa Rica, the leader in Central America, reports Diario EcologĂ­a.

And it is that after installing 1.3 GW during the first half of the year, reaching a total capacity of 4.7 GW, this emerging economy becomes the 13th largest market for this energy worldwide.

With a growth of 38.2% only during the first six months of 2014, the country has also become the third largest market in the acquisition of wind power equipment after China and Germany, and above the United States.

It is expected that by the end of 2014, Brazil will be among the ten countries with the highest installed wind capacity.

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