Category Archives: GWEC in press

Putting Wind Farms in the Ocean Could Power All of Humanity, Study Shows

Global Citizen

When it comes to renewable energy development, the ocean is a largely untapped resource because of the sheer logistical difficulties of operating deep at sea.

A team of researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science, however, wanted to put a number on this potential — and what they found is truly oceanic.

In fact, the team found that …

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Unknowns linger as South Africa hopes for renewables restart

Recharge news

Last month, a small ray of hope appeared for the long-awaited restart of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPPP).

For more than two years, rounds 3.5 and 4 of the programme have been prevented from reaching financial close by state-owned utility provider Eskom’s refusal to sign power purchase agreements (PPAs).

REIPPPP, which is based on competitive tenders, was initially showcased …

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China Huaneng completes 300-MW offshore wind park

Renewables Now

State-owned power company China Huaneng Group started over the weekend the commercial operation of its 300-MW offshore wind park located off the coast of Rudong county in Jiangsu province.

The plant has entered the commercial operation stage after concluding a 240-hour trial run in the evening of September 30, according to a company statement. This is Huaneng’s first offshore wind park, …

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Recharge Thought Leaders bring clarity to an era of change

Recharge news

Tumbling offshore wind costs, the big-data revolution, innovation in wind and PV, the transformation of utilities, corporate PPAs, and the roles of batteries and hydrogen in the energy transition – these were just a few of the issues tackled at the 2017 Recharge Thought Leaders Summit.

Held last Thursday amid the spectacular setting of the Holmenkollen Park Hotel high above Oslo, the …

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The State of European Wind – Which EU countries make the current global top ten for installed wind capacity?

The Globalist

Germany has the world’s third-largest installed wind power capacity as of the end of 2016, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.

German wind power capacity in 2016 amounted to just over 50,000 megawatts. That is slightly more than 10% of all installed wind capacity worldwide.

To give a sense of scale, a typical coal-fired power generator within a coal power …

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Energies vertes : où en est l’éolien dans le monde ?

Sud Ouest

Alors que le marché français de l’éolien est en crise, la filière mondiale a le vent en poupe. Le point sur un secteur d’avenir, s’il parvient à réduire ses coûts de production

L’année 2016 a battu des records en termes d’installations d’énergies renouvelablesdans le monde. Telles sont les conclusions du rapport annuel sur l’évolution mondiale des filières dites “propres”,  publié par le …

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Final turbine installed on 332 megawatt offshore wind farm

CNBC

The final turbine for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm has been installed and commercial operations are set to commence by the end of this year.

Tim Kittelhake, managing director and COO of Nordsee One, said in an announcement at the end of last week that turbine installation had been completed within seven months. The site is located in the North …

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Argentine renewables advance again with private PPA plant

Recharge News

The first deal under rules enabling supply under private PPAs marks another step forward for Argentina’s rapidly-evolving renewable power market, writes Alexandre Spatuzza

Less than a month after the Argentine government finalised the rules for the non-regulated market, power trading firm Saesa signed the first contract to build a 5MW PV plant to supply clean electricity via private PPAs to …

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Argentina espera recibir en los próximos tres años inversiones en renovables por valor de 6.000 millones de dólares

Energias Renovables

Lo dice el Consejo Global de la Energía Eólica (Global Wind Energy Council, GWEC), que estima que las nuevas reglas del mercado argentino -que van a facilitar los contratos privados de compraventa (power purchase agreements)- impulsarán la instalación de alrededor de cuatro gigavatios de nueva potencia en los próximos tres años, lo que conllevará allí inversiones por valor de …

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Una transición sin vuelta atrás

El Cronista

Para el chairman del Global Wind Energy Council, la evolución del consumo masivo de fósiles a renovables es una realidad. Su mirada sobre la Argentina y el rol de América latina.

La edad de piedra se acabó y no por falta de piedras, y la edad del petróleo se acabará pronto y no por falta de petróleo”. Ramón Fiestas, chairman …

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