Category Archives: GWEC in press

A 100% Renewable Energy Future

PES Wind

Ever since the oil shocks of the 1970s, and the early emergence of commercial wind turbines, solar hot water heaters, and the first solar PV panels, there has been speculation about what it would take to completely wean ourselves from fossil fuels. As far back as 1975 Danish physicist Bent Sørensen published a paper looking at a 100% renewable …

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Global wind power continues to propel forward in 2017

Engineering News

China is surging ahead in wind power, blowing away the US – the world’s second-largest wind power market – by a long margin, while African countries are making more inroads despite facing challenges, delegates attending the yearly Windaba conference and exhibition, in Cape Town, have heard.

Global Wind Energy Council general secretary Steve Sawyer said this year is expected to …

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Wind energy’s vital role in this changing climate

Climate Change The New Economy

We are nearing the last quarter of 2017 and this year (like the previous one) has set new records within the growing list of climate impacts globally. Recently our news feeds were packed with the unprecedented intensity of North America’s Atlantic hurricane season. Many Caribbean countries were severely impacted by hurricanes like Irma and they will …

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Boundary Pushers: Electrification of cities

Windpower Monthly

A positive consequence of fightback against carbon emissions has been the growth in clean technology. It is set to transform how we live. The CEO of MHI Vestas, Jens Tommerup, discusses the future of offshore wind.

The growth in clean technology has coincided with another long-term trend – the worldwide rise in urbanisation. Three years ago the United Nations …

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First offshore wind LiDAR commissioned in India

Renewables Now

The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium has commissioned India’s first offshore LiDAR, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which leads the consortium, said last week.

The LiDAR is located off the coast of India’s western state of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat. It will provide data to help India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy examine the …

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Top wind power producing countries

Reve

With a rapid growth in the renewable energy projects over the past few years, the total installed capacity of the wind power plants across the world has witnessed a manifold increase. Advancements in wind turbines designs have also led a surge in the installed capacity of wind power.

Many companies have developed wind turbines that can produce power in low wind …

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India’s first LiDAR deployed

4C Offshore

The FOWIND Consortium, led by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), has commissioned India’s first offshore Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) device, off the coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat.

The data from this offshore LiDAR will support India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s efforts towards exploring the potential of offshore wind along India’s long coastline. The LiDAR …

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L’éolien offshore veut confirmer son potentiel en Inde

Connaissance des Energies

En Inde, des mesures de vents vont être effectuées dans les mois qui viennent dans le Golfe de Khambhat (ouest du pays). Elles permettront de préciser le potentiel de l’éolien offshore dans ce pays, déjà engagé dans un grand programme de développement des énergies renouvelables.

Des mesures pour lancer la filière éolienne offshore

Le consortium FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind …

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FOWIND Commissions India’s First LiDAR for Offshore Wind Resource Assessments in Gujarat

Sun&Wind Energy

The data from this offshore LiDAR will support India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s efforts towards exploring the full potential of offshore wind along India’s long coastline. India’s National Institute of Wind Energy developed the offshore platform on which the FOWIND LiDAR has been commissioned. This activity is another significant contribution by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium towards …

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FOWIND commissions India’s first LiDAR for offshore wind assessment

Energy Digital

The FOWIND Consortium will be commissioning India’s first offshore LiDAR off the coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat.

LiDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging, uses light from a pulsed laser to measure ranges. It has been commissioned for the National Institute of Wind Energy’s offshore platform.

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