Author Archives: Lauha Fried

Participate in a Global Gender and Renewable Energy survey

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), with support from GWNET and REN21, is undertaking a global Gender and Renewable Energy survey.

The objective of the survey is to gather quantitative and qualitative insights on the current status of women’s participation in the renewable energy sector, existing challenges and potential solutions to improve gender diversity. The findings from the survey will contribute …

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Floating wind: Industry leaders collaborate to demonstrate transformative ‘TetraSpar’ concept in Norway

Essen, 5 October 2018 – innogy SE, Shell and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies A/S (SOT) have signed an investment and cooperation agreement today committing the partners to build a demonstration project using SOT’s ‘TetraSpar’ floating foundation concept. Its modular layout consists of a tubular steel main structure with a suspended keel. It is expected to offer important competitive advantages over existing floating wind concepts, with the …

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GWEC creates Taskforce to accelerate Global Offshore Wind deployment

Asia, North America seen leading push for widespread adoption of Offshore Wind outside of Europe
Wind energy pioneer Henrik Stiesdal to support initiative to accelerate Offshore Wind in global markets

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has created a new Offshore Wind Taskforce to accelerate the development of offshore wind technology in non-European markets such as Asia and North America.

The Taskforce will …

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Argentina announces next renewables tender

Windpower monthly

ARGENTINA: Wind will compete against solar PV for 350MW of capacity in the third round of the country’s Renovar programme, with a tender scheduled for October.

Projects of between 0.5MW and 10MW will be eligible to compete for a total capacity for 400MW in the new tender round, which will begin in October, under-secretary of renewable energy, Sebastian Kind announced at the Argentina Wind …

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With the official announcement of Round 3 of the RenovAr, the first day of Argentina Wind Power finished today

Buenos Aires, September 6, 2018 – During the first day of the conference “Argentina Wind Power 2018”, organized by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the Under Secretary of Renewable Energy of the Nation, Sebastián Kind, announced Round 3 of the RenovAr program, known as MiniRen, which will be launched in October.

This new round will offer 400 MW of power …

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“La energía eólica en Argentina es un boom, aunque eso no la hace inmune a una crisis”


Ben Backwell ,CEO de The Global Wind Energy Council, visita el país para la Argentina Wind Power y dejó su mirada sobre las renovables.

ritánico de nacimiento, Ben Backwell tiene una parte importante de su historia ligada a la Argentina y a la energía. Conoció el país y eligió su historia política para su master en la Universidad de Londres. Presenció la crisis del 2001 y el …

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La revolución eólica de Argentina apunta hacia el futuro


En menos de tres años, Argentina ha construido una industria eólica que está empezando a ser reconocida en todo el mundo. Los hechos están a la vista de todos: más de 3.700 MW de potencia eólica adjudicada, distribuida en tres ofertas exitosas de RenovAR, los proyectos revividos bajo la Resolución 202 y el nuevo mercado privado de PPA (MATER), todo …

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Ramón Fiestas: “Argentina está en camino de convertirse en el tercer mercado de Latinoamérica”

Energía Estratégica

El presidente del Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) para Latinoamérica, Ramón Fiestas, realizó una columna de opinión exclusiva para Energía Estratégica, a días de la inauguración de “Argentina Wind Power 2018”, el evento eólico más importante y representativo de la industria que se realiza en el país.

El encuentro que el sector eólico va a celebrar en Buenos Aires los …

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Bright Outlook for Wind Power in Latin America

Renewable Energy World

Having just concluded the 9th edition of Brazil Windpower in Rio de Janeiro (7-9 August) and on the eve of the 1st edition of Argentina Windpower (6-7 September in Buenos Aires), it seems a good time to have a look at the Latin American (including Mexico) market as a whole, to see how far it’s come in the …

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Winds of change in global energy revolution

Abdul Latif Jameel Energy

The Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) ‘Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update 2017’, published in April 2018, reveals how wind installations are taking root at the centre of the world’s renewable energy industry.

Wind energy will form a crucial part of the ambitions laid out in the Paris Agreement, the UN climate change agreement signed in 2016, which aims …

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