Two recent analyses reveal that the global wind turbine market not only added significant new capacity in 2011, but also set new records. Market reports from the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) essentially agree on the details: WWEA says there were 42 GW of new capacity installed in 2011 (up from 37.6 GW in 2010), while GWEC puts the new capacity figure at 41 GW (a 21 percent increase over the previous year). This brings global installed capacity to 'more than 238 GW' (GWEC) or 'close to 239 GW' (WWEA). In essence, the two reports confirm each other's findings that, despite worldwide economic woes, the wind energy market is still experiencing strong growth.