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Installed capacity is forecast to increase from 2022 to 2035, at which point wind power is expected to account for 26% of total installed generation capacity. Onshore wind power capacity rose during 2010 to 2021 at a CAGR of 88%. It is expected that onshore wind power will grow at a CAGR of 15% during 2021-2035.

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