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  • 22 Feb 2018 / gwec-in-press

    Bigger Turbines, Better Economics, More Digitization on Deck for 2018 Wind Power Market

    Renewable Energy World

    By almost all estimates, 2018 should mark continued steady rise of onshore wind in mature markets coupled with a strong progression in emerging markets as wind energy cements its position as a mainstream energy technology.

    After passing a major milestone in June 2017, of 500 GW of wind capacity installed, the most recent Global Wind Energy Council’s …

  • 19 Feb 2018 / gwec-in-press

    Can The Middle East Make A Success Of Renewable Energy? It May Not Have A Choice


    An hour away from the gleaming towers of Dubai, countless rows of solar panels face into the desert sun. From the rooftop of an administrative building at Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park, one can gaze across the field of blue-grey photovoltaic panels stretching to the horizon. This impressive sight is just the second part of an ambitious scheme to …

  • 19 Feb 2018 / gwec-in-press

    GWEC releases 2017 annual market stats

    ESI Africa

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its annual market statistics for global wind power, which indicated that the 2017 market remained above 50GW, with Europe, India and the offshore wind sector having record years.

    According to the report, Chinese installations were down slightly – ‘only’ 19.5GW – but the rest of the world made up for most of …

  • 19 Feb 2018 / spotlight

    Egypt licenses 1,420 MW of wind power generation

    Renewables now

    Egypt has officially awarded electricity generation licences to four wind farms with a combined capacity of 1,420 MW, the Daily News Egypt reports.

    The Egyptian electric utility and consumer protection regulatory agency (Egypt ERA) granted a 20-year power generation licence to the Gulf of Suez project, to be located in Ras Ghareb municipality, in Cairo’s Red Sea Governorate. The 250 …

  • 17 Feb 2018 / gwec-in-press

    Brazil climbs international wind power ranking


    Brazil has climbed one position in the Global Wind Energy Council’s 2017 wind power capacity ranking. Published annually, the list indicates Brazil …

  • 16 Feb 2018 / gwec-in-press

    Global Wind Installations Reach 52.5 Gigawatts In 2017, Brings Total To 539.5 Gigawatts

    Clean Technica

    The global wind energy industry enjoyed another strong year in 2017, installing a total of 52,573 megawatts worth of new wind capacity, increasing the global cumulative installed capacity up to 539,581 megawatts (MW), as “dramatic price drops” exemplify the current state of play around the world. 

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its annual market statistics on Wednesday, revealing yet …