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  • 25 Apr 2018 / gwec-in-press

    Global wind capacity to rise by more than half in next five years


    LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – Global wind energy capacity could increase by more than half over the next five years, as costs continue to fall and the market returns to growth at the end of this decade, a report by the Global Wind Energy Council shows.

    In its annual report on the status of the global wind industry, the GWEC said …

  • 25 Apr 2018 / gwec-in-press

    The wind industry added more than 52 gigawatts of power in 2017, and China led the way


    The wind industry added over 52 gigawatts (GW) of wind power last year, according to a report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

    While that figure represents a decrease compared to 2016, when 54.6 GW was installed, the GWEC said it expected the annual market to return to growth in 2019 and 2020.

    China maintained its position as a wind energy …

  • 25 Apr 2018 / gwec-in-press

    Wind back to growth from 2019: GWEC

    Recharge news

    Ever-increasing competitiveness and emergence of important new markets to help drive wind past 60GW of annual installations, says report

    Annual wind power additions will flatline in 2018 but see “dramatic growth” from next year, buoyed by ever more competitive power prices and the emergence of major new markets, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

    At 52.9GW, this year’s global …

  • 25 Apr 2018 / gwec-in-press

    GWEC: Offshore Wind Spreading Like Wildfire

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, showing a maturing industry successfully competing in the marketplace, even against heavily subsidized traditional power generation technologies.

    More than 52GW of wind power was added in 2017, bringing total installations to 539GW globally. With new records set in Europe, India and in the offshore sector, annual …

  • 25 Apr 2018 / gwec-in-press

    GWEC expects ‘growth spurt’ from 2019

    Windpower Monthly

    WORLDWIDE: Global wind installations are set to break the 60GW barrier once more from 2019, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) predicts.

    In its Global Wind Report 2018, GWEC says new capacity in 2018 will remain at a similar level to the 52.5GW installed in 2017.

    This is due to the “policy gap” left by the transition to auctions in India, …

  • 25 Apr 2018 / gwec-in-press

    Global wind body sees South African market returning to ‘full health’ in 2018

    Engineering News

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects the South African wind market to return to “full health” in the coming year, following more than two years of uncertainty.

    The council’s latest Global Wind Report, which deals with market developments for 2017, notes that the South African renewable energy sector has been through “challenging times”, owing to a long-running dispute with …