China still leads the ranking, thanks to new wind installations, which registered a 64%increase compared to 2009, raising the total domestic capacity to over 42,000 MW.
The US follow, though wind power registered a sharp slowdown, with 5,100 MW installed, approximately half of what had been achieved the previous year. By contrast, the US actively developed the concentrating solar power market.
Europe shows a highly diversified scenario. Onshore wind power attracted less investments, with a 14% reduction of additional capacity. On the other hand, offshore installations increased significantly (51%).
The solar energy photovoltaic industry kept on attracting investment and installed capacity has grown considerably, particularly in Germany and Italy. Investment in biomass remained fairly stable, also confirming outside of Europe the levels it had reached in 2009.