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  • 02 Mar 2018 / gwec-in-press

    A handful of major markets drive growth

    Windpower monthly

    WORLDWIDE: Only a few years ago, wind’s success was spreading into new regions across the world.

    But while 2017 saw a healthy level of new installations, most of this was in just five countries and driven by pending changes to procurement mechanisms.

    New installations topped the 50GW mark for the third year running in 2017.

    According to the Global Wind Energy Council …

  • 02 Mar 2018 / gwec-in-press

    Global Wind Power Capacity Grows by 52.6 GW

    Renewable Energy World

    The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics last week in Brussels. The 2017 market remained above 50 GW, with Europe, India and the offshore sector having record years. Chinese installations were down slightly—‘only’ 19.5 GW—but the rest of the world made up for most of that. Total installations in 2017 were 52,573 MW, bringing the global total to 539,581 …

  • 27 Feb 2018 / gwec-in-press

    Floaters, drones and power-kites soon the offshore wind ‘norm’: Catapult

    Recharge news

    The rapid advance of Britain’s offshore wind industry will lead to an “explosion of innovation” in the coming decades, with floating arrays the go-to design by 2030 and multi-rotored turbines and kite-shaped high-altitude concepts taking up prominent places in the European seascape, all serviced by drones and underwater-robots, according to new predictions from UK government-industry body the Offshore Renewable …

  • 27 Feb 2018 / gwec-in-press

    En 2017, la eólica creció en la región el 16%, y prácticamente alcanza los 22 GW instalados totales

    Energias Renovables America

    El Consejo Global de la Energía Eólica (GWEC, según sus siglas en inglés) ha publicado el informe mundial estadístico del sector correspondiente al año pasado, en donde se revela que en América Latina -es decir los países comprendido desde México hacia el sur- durante 2017 se han instalado 3.057 MW, para alcanzar un total de 21.896 MW de …

  • 23 Feb 2018 / press-releases

    Wind turbine techs flocked to GWO training in 2017

    Copenhagen – Thursday 22 February 2018 – Global Wind Organisation has published its first annual report, which shows that during 2017 44,418 technicians from 135 countries received GWO certified safety training in 2017.

    GWO, a non-profit representing wind turbine manufacturers and operators covering more than two thirds of the market**, operates WINDA, which verifies the certification status of GWO Certified Training …

  • 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 …