Author Archives: Lauha Fried

Market concentration to continue to 2027

Windpower monthly

WORLDWIDE: Wind deployment over the next decade is set to remain concentrated in 15 countries, highlighting the industry’s reliance on the established markets.

In its ten year forecast, FTI Intelligence believes 82.7% of new capacity (570.4GW) added between 2018 and 2027 will be added in just 15 markets: China, US, India, Germany, France, UK, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Japan, Netherlands, Argentina, …

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All roads lead to Argentina as OEMs lay production plans

Recharge news

Argentina seems to be doing everything right. First the 2015 cross-party revision of the renewables law, then the 2016 RenovAr tender programme – which resulted in huge over-subscription and declining prices – and now global OEMs are announcing local production.

Vestas was the first to announce a nacelle and hub assembly plant. This week, Nordex Group confirmed similar plans. Under the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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

Forbes

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 …

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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 …

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