Brazil's wind energy generation increased more than 560.86% between 2010 and 2014, surging from 2,177 GWh to 12,210 GWh per year, according to a recent government report.
The data comes from the "Networks and Flows - Energy Logistics 2015" report, published today by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, or IBGE.
However, despite this significant growth, wind energy still contributes only 2.1% to the Brazilian energy mix. Hydropower remains the source with the highest share, accounting for 63.2% of the energy mix in 2014 alone.
Brazil's northeastern states registered 76% of all the wind installed capacity in the country during the period in question. Rio Grande do Norte was at the top with a 31.32% share, followed by Ceara, Rio Grande do Sul and Bahia.
Solar power is still in its early stages in Brazil, accounting for 0.01% of the national generating capacity, IBGE said.