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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 …
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 …
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 …
GWEC creates taskforce to accelerate offshore wind deployment in new markets
Offshore Wind Journal Wind energy pioneer Henrik Stiesdal is to support an initiative to accelerate offshore wind in global markets and new ones such as Asia and the US. 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 be …
Global Wind Energy Council Forms Taskforce To Accelerate Offshore Deployment
Clean Technica The Global Wind Energy Council announced on Wednesday that it would form a new Offshore Wind Taskforce dedicated to accelerating the development of offshore wind technology in non-European markets such as Asia and North America. Announced on the sidelines of the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg, Germany, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced the formation of the Offshore Wind …
The US has come off to a flying start’, says GWEC
Windpower Monthly Discussing the new Global Offshore Taskforce, Stiesdal called it “a way to combine forces when it comes to the promotion of offshore wind on a much larger scale.” The taskforce is aiming to make this promotion a much more coordinated effort outside Europe. Talking about the main offshore markets beyond 2020, Stiesdal remarked “Europe will of course remain the main market” but said that …
GWEC offshore wind taskforce to back global growth
Recharge News The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has set up an offshore wind taskforce to back the sector’s development beyond Europe. GWEC appointed Alastair Dutton – who helped spur Britain’s world-leading offshore wind deployment with roles at the Crown Estate and UK government – to chair the taskforce and named industry pioneer Henrik Stiesdal as its first global offshore wind ambassador.
Global wind lobby behind ambitious new strategy
Energy Watch “The whole wind energy industry is changing, and I am not hesitant to call it disruption,” says Global Wind Energy Council Chair Morten Dyrholm an interview with EnergyWatch.
Argentina announces 400 MW Round 3 of RenovAr tenders
Renewables Now Argentina is looking to contract 400 MW of clean energy from medium scale projects in the third round of its RenovAr renewable energy auction programme. The tender, which will also focus on promoting the regional development of the country, was announced on Thursday by Renewable Energy Deputy Secretary, Sebastian Kind, during the Argentina Wind Power 2018 event.
Argentina launches 350MW ‘mini’ tender for small-scale projects
Recharge News Argentina’s energy ministry has announced a new renewables tender to contract 350MW of small-scale wind and solar projects and 50MW of other renewables technologies to be connected to the grid through low voltage lines ranging from 13kV to 66kV. The tender process is expected to start in October and end in May 2019, with the signing of the PPAs for …
Round 3 of the RenovAr, the first day of Argentina Wind Power finished today
REVE 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 to be connected in medium voltage …
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 …
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 …
“La energía eólica en Argentina es un boom, aunque eso no la hace inmune a una crisis”
ámbito.com 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 …
La revolución eólica de Argentina apunta hacia el futuro
Clarin 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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Webcast on Wind: Construyendo 3000 MW eólicos en Argentina: experiencias, avances y desafíos de una industria en rápido crecimiento
La industria eólica argentina está en plena actividad con más de 45 proyectos activos con una potencia total que superará los 3000 MW instalados en apenas 2 años. Los desafíos son múltiples: financiamiento, logística, desarrollo de proveedores de servicios e integración de componentes nacionales. Aprovechando el potencial del mercado y las capacidades productivas del país, el gobierno argentino implementó un …
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind joins the Global Wind Energy Council
1 August, Brussels-Aarhus – MHI Vestas, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of offshore wind turbines, has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the trade body which represents the global wind industry.  The company will join GWEC’s board of directors and play an active role in GWEC’s work to open up markets for offshore wind around the world. “We are delighted that MHI …
Europe adds 4.5 GW of wind energy in first half of 2018
Europe added 4.5 GW of wind energy capacity in the first half of 2018, according to figures released today by WindEurope. The figure is down on the same period last year (6.1 GW) though is in line with expectations. There was 3.3 GW of onshore wind, driven by Germany (1.6 GW), France (605 MW) and Denmark (202 MW). The 1.1 GW of …
German Onshore wind – Policy action needed now to achieve German and European climate targets
Berlin, 26 July 2018 – Following the record expansion year 2017 for onshore wind energy in Germany, new installations are declining in 2018 as expected. The figures collected by Deutsche WindGuard show a gross increase of 1,626 MW or 497 onshore turbines in the first semester of 2018; the net increase amounted to 1,505 MW. This corresponds to a 29 …
Global wind power: 2017 market and outlook to 2022
PES Wind PES asked Steve Sawyer, Secretary General at GWEC for his outlook on the future of the wind industry markets. Will prices continue to fall or have they reached their lowest point? Where is the market increasing? Where is it slowing down? Read on and find out… The global wind power market remained above 50 GW in 2017, with …
GWEC appoints Ben Backwell as its new CEO
Wind Business Intelligence The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the trade association representing the global wind sector, has appointed Ben Backwell as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He replaces Steve Sawyer, who joined GWEC as its first Secretary General in 2007. Sawyer will continue his work with GWEC as its Senior Policy Advisor.  “We are delighted to have Ben join us …
GWEC Names New CEO
Offshorewind.biz The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has appointed Ben Backwell as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Backwell has succeeded Steve Sawyer, who joined GWEC as the first Secretary General in 2007 and will continue working with the council as its Senior Policy Advisor. The new CEO previously worked at FTI Consulting as the Managing Director in the Clean Energy Practice, where he …
Global Wind Energy Insight: Offshore Going Global
Renewable Energy World We have all followed with great interest the extraordinary breakthrough in European offshore wind over the past few years. After struggling for a number of years with increasing prices as projects moved further offshore and into deeper waters, the first real breakthrough came in early 2015 with the Horns Rev 3 project where Vattenfall’s winning bid of €103/MWh …
Global Wind Energy Council Names New CEO
North American Windpower The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), a trade association representing the global wind power sector, has appointed Ben Backwell its new CEO. Backwell replaces Steve Sawyer, who first joined GWEC as secretary general in 2007. Sawyer will continue his work with GWEC as senior policy advisor. “We are delighted to have Ben join us as GWEC’s new CEO,” says Morten …
Ben Backwell é o novo CEO do GWEC
CanalEnergia blog Executivo trabalhou como jornalista e analista por 20 anos, cobrindo política de energia, mercados e grandes empresas de energia na Europa, EUA, Venezuela, Brasil, Argentina e outros países. O jornalista especializado em energia elétrica Ben Backwell é o novo executivo chefe do Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), associação que representa o setor de energia eólica no mundo. Ele substitui Steve …
Global Wind Energy Council Names New CEO
SteelGuru The Global Wind Energy Council, a trade association representing the global wind power sector, has appointed Ben Backwell its new CEO. Mr Backwell replaces Mr Steve Sawyer, who first joined GWEC as secretary general in 2007. Sawyer will continue his work with GWEC as senior policy advisor. Mr Morten Dyrholm, GWEC’s chairman, as well as Vestas’ group senior vice president of …
GWEC announces Ben Backwell as new CEO
Windpower monthly WORLDWIDE: The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has announced that Ben Backwell will replace Steve Sawyer as its CEO. Backwell is a former journalist and analyst who has covered energy markets in Europe, the US and Latin America and most recently served as the managing director of FTI Consulting’s clean energy unit. Sawyer, who joined GWEC as its first secretary general …
GWEC appoints Ben Backwell as its new CEO
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the trade association representing the global wind sector, has appointed Ben Backwell as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He replaces Steve Sawyer, who joined GWEC as its first Secretary General in 2007. Sawyer will continue his work with GWEC as its Senior Policy Advisor.  “We are delighted to have Ben join us as GWEC’s …
New dates for Mexico WindPower 2019 
The eighth edition of Mexico WindPower 2019 will take place 20-21 March 2019 in Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City This is a strategic change requested by industry players June 2018, Mexico City – The eight edition of Mexico WindPower will take place from 20-21 March 2019 in Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City. Held eight consecutive years, Mexico WindPower is the …
The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight on Global Wind Day
From niche technology, wind energy is now a global success story. The wind industry provides 260,000 quality high-skilled jobs in Europe. On a global scale, that figure is now 1.15 million. Today is Global Wind Day, an opportunity for citizens around the world to learn more about and show their support for wind power.  It’s also an opportunity for companies …
Vietnam Wind Power: Huge opportunities – Challenges remain
Wind Business Intelligence The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) opened its first ever wind power conference in Vietnam today, gathering leading national and international industry players to discuss the development of the sector with government. Vietnam has some of the richest wind resources in Southeast Asia; however, Vietnam’s wind market is still in the early stages with a total capacity of …
Webcast on Wind: ‘Doing Business In … Brazil’ (21 June 2018, 15h CEST)
Join Elbia Gannoum, CEO of ABEEolica (Brazilian Wind Association), and Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of Global Wind Energy Council, for our ‘Doing Business In … Brazil’ webcast on Thursday 21 June at 15h CEST. Brazil is ranked 8th globally in terms of installed wind capacity. Over 2 GW of wind energy was added in 2017, across 79 new wind farms. This …
Vietnam Wind Power: Huge opportunities – Challenges remain
7 June, Hanoi – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) opened its first ever wind power conference in Vietnam today, gathering leading national and international industry players to discuss the development of the sector with government. Vietnam has some of the richest wind resources in Southeast Asia; however, Vietnam’s wind market is still in the early stages with a total …
VN advised to develop wind power
VIETNAMNET Bridge Viet Nam needs to focus on developing the wind power industry and implementing transparent policies on granting investment licences to wind power projects. Experts said at a seminar on the development of wind power in Viet Nam held in Ha Noi on June 7 by the German and Danish embassies, alongside the GIZ – German international cooperation organisation. The seminar was …
LatAm Wind Power on Track to Double Capacity in Next Four Years
Banamericas Latin America will likely double its installed wind power capacity by 2022, reaching a total 34.1GW, up from the current 17.9GW, while growth will be led by Argentina and Mexico, where projects awarded in recent auctions will come online. The Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) predictions show that the region will add around 3.4GW this year, almost 1GW more than was …
Expectativas por nueva licitación: empresas de todo el mundo desembarcan en Argentina para analizar inversiones en energía eólica
Energia Estrategica Una Comitiva del Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) se reunirá los días 6 y 7 de septiembre para participar de“Argentina Wind Power 2018”, el evento eólico más importante y representativo de la industria que se realiza en el país. Participarán compañías de todo el mundo, referentes del sector local y de otras plazas. Está prevista la presencia de funcionarios …
Maps Vietnam wind energy boost
Reve The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has drawn up a list of recommendations to help Vietnam raise its current wind capacity to 800MW by 2020 from 197MW currently. GWEC presented the statement, co-signed by Siemens Gamesa, Vestas, Mainstream Renewable Power and DNV GL, as it opened its first Vietnam Wind Power Conference in Hanoi. The recommendations include the establishment of a standardised power purchase …
Industry maps Vietnam wind boost
reNews The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has drawn up a list of recommendations to help Vietnam raise its current wind capacity to 800MW by 2020 from 197MW currently. GWEC presented the statement, co-signed by Siemens Gamesa, Vestas, Mainstream Renewable Power and DNV GL, as it opened its first Vietnam Wind Power Conference in Hanoi. The recommendations include the establishment of a standardised power purchase …
Vietnam learns international experience in wind power development
Vietnam Plus The German and Denmark embassies and the German international cooperation agency co-organised a workshop on wind power development in Vietnam. Vietnam aims to generate 800 MW of wind power by 2020 and 6,000 MW by 2030. However, the development of wind power remains slow. Only seven projects with total capacity of 190 MW have been put into operation. Deputy head of the …
Vietnam must improve policy for wind power take-off: GWEC
Recharge News In a joint statement with the wind industry, the council recommends transparent PPAs, better grids, easier approval and a trade body Despite an acute need for new power generation and abundant wind resources, Vietnam is far from meeting its own wind power targets, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and leading companies in the sector say, recommending several policies for …
Doing Business In … Argentina (14 June 2018, 15h CEST)
Financing wind projects – are private banks ready to finance renewables?  In a country where auctions are churning out unprecedented number of wind power projects and where some macroeconomic instability has caused a sharp depreciation of the peso, where does that leave the financing of the dozens of projects – those in the pipeline and those yet to come?  To shed more …
GWEC SG Steve Sawyer at the pre pre-event press conference in Hamburg today
Global Wind Summit: World’s Biggest Wind Industry Gathering WindEnergy Hamburg To Welcome 1400 Exhibitors From Around 40 Countries WindEurope Conference will host more than 500 expert speakers and presenters Hamburg, 25 May 2018 – From 25 to 28 September the world´s largest wind industry event, the Global Wind Summit, will take place at the Hamburg Messe fair …
Plans in motion for Missouri’s largest-ever wind farm
CNBC Ameren Missouri has entered into an agreement to acquire, post-construction, a 400-megawatt (MW) wind farm in northeast Missouri, the power firm said Monday. The facility will be Missouri’s biggest and will be made up of 175 American-made wind turbines. An affiliate of renewable energy business Terra-Gen will build the wind farm in Adair and Schuyler counties, with ground-breaking on the project set …
Denmark to help finance 100MW of Ethiopian wind power
Recharge news Denmark will co-finance a 100MW wind project in Ethiopia to the tune of €80m ($94.4m). The finance will cover roughly half the investment needed to build the Assela wind farm, close to Ethiopia’s capital of Addis Ababa and scheduled for commissioning in 2021. It will come from Danida Business Finance (DBF), an arm of the Danish ministry of foreign affairs providing funding for …
Siemens Gamesa sees 15GW global offshore wind market by 2030
Recharge news Siemens Gamesa expects a rapid rise in the global offshore wind market to grow at an average rate of 11% (measured as CAGR) and reach 15GW in installations per year in 2030, the wind OEM’s offshore chief executive Andreas Nauen said. That is up from 4.3GW of offshore installed last year, according to figures by the Global Wind Energy Council …
Argentina ‘on course for 9GW wind power base by 2030’
Recharge News Argentina should reach 9GW of installed wind capacity by 2030 as the technology becomes increasingly competitive and the local industry gains momentum after its 2016 start-up, said a market expert. “This is three times the amount of wind contracted in the first tenders in 2016 and 2017,” said Mauro Soares, CEO of OES Energía, a renewable energy consulting firm, during …
What forces are shaping Brazil’s wind power sector?
Latin American Energy Advisor Brazil’s government announced in April that wind power prices fell to the lowest level ever in the country’s April 4 auction, nearly reaching the Latin American record set in Mexico last November, Bloomberg News reported. What forces are shaping Brazil’s wind power sector? How well are other renewable sources of energy faring? Has Brazil become internationally competitive for low prices of renewables, and …
Global Wind Day photo contest will celebrate sector
Recharge news Global Wind Day is a worldwide event celebrating the success of wind energy. Organised by WindEurope and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Global Wind Day – to be held on 15 June – also gives members of the public the chance to participate in the wind energy success story via the annual photo competition. The Global Wind Day photo competition offers major cash prizes …
Global Wind Energy Insight: The Knowns, Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns
Renewable Energy World Every year at about this time we at the Global Wind Energy Council release our ‘Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update,’ updating our preliminary annual market statistics, surveying the global market, giving snapshots of the most important markets, delving into some key issues facing the wind sector and laying out our projections for the next five years. The report is a …
2019 to be a record year for European offshore wind
Offshore Wind Offshore wind is a mainstream energy source in Europe and is really taking off in China. After what it described as a ‘spectacular year’ for offshore wind in 2017, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) anticipates that 2019 will be another record year for offshore wind in Europe but said other markets are also taking now off, not least China. In …
South Korea planning big boost of renewables and offshore wind
Offshore Wind In a little more than a decade, South Korea could have offshore wind capacity of 13 GW if ambitious plans laid out in its latest plan for electricity supply and demand come to fruition. South Korea aims to triple the share of renewables in the country’s power mix by 2030 which translates to adding about 47 GW of new wind …
Global wind power market up 95%
ESI Africa Global offshore wind power market scores all time high – market up 95%; this is indicated in the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)’s Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update. Released on Wednesday, the report highlights a maturing industry successfully competing in the marketplace, even against traditional power generation technologies. According to the study, more than 52GW of clean, emissions-free wind power was …
Doing Business In … Argentina (3 May 2018, 15h CEST)
Argentina’s RenovAR programme has paved the way for rapid growth in wind power projects in Argentina. Round 3 is due to take place around September/October of this year, creating even more opportunities for companies to win projects and do business in this exciting new market. Some issues still need to be addressed, however, if we are to see a smooth …
Les capacités éoliennes installées dans le monde ont franchi, l’an passé, la barre symbolique des 500.000 MW.
Journal de l’environnement Dans la dernière mouture de son rapport annuel, publiée ce mercredi 25 avril, le Conseil mondial de l’énergie éolienne (GWEC) indique que 52.492 MW éoliens ont été raccordés aux réseaux, l’an passé. La puissance du parc international a donc atteint, à la fin de 2017, la puissance mirobolante de 539.123 MW. Même s’il occupe encore une place marginale, l’éolien marin …
Wind industry added more than 52 000 MW of power in 2017
Kallanish Energy The wind industry added over 52,000 megawatts of wind power in 2017, according to a report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). While that figure represents a decrease compared to 2016, when 54,600 MW were installed, the GWEC said it expected the world market to grow again in 2019 and 2020. China was last year’s wind energy powerhouse, installing a …
Niedrige Windstrompreise: Weltweiter Windparkzubau explodiert ab 2019
Erneuerbare Energien Ab 2019 wird der globale Windenergieausbau wieder massiv zunehmen, glaubt die Weltwindenergieorganisation GWEC. In ihrer jährlichen Fünf-Jahres-Prognose begründet die Organisation die Entwicklung damit, dass Windenergie die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit auch gegen die subventionierte Stromerzeugung konventioneller Kraftwerke erreicht habe – dank stark rückläufiger Erzeugungskosten, besserer Stromnetzsteuerung und zunehmend wirtschaftlicher Speichertechnologie. Inzwischen führe „Windenergie … das Kommando in der Umstellung ( des Energiesystems, tw) weg …
Le marché éolien mondial reprendra de la vigueur en 2019 [GWEC]
GreenUnivers Après un ralentissement en 2017 et une année 2018 dans la même veine, le marché éolien mondial devrait retrouver une croissance dynamique en 2019, selon un nouveau rapport du Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Dans ses prévisions à 5 ans, l’organisation anticipe l’ajout de 52,9 GW cette année sur terre et en mer, puis 57,5 GW en 2019, 62,4 GW en 2020, …
Global wind capacity to rise by 56% in next five years
The Business Times GLOBAL wind energy capacity could increase by more than half over the next five years, as costs continue to fall and the market returns to growth at the end of this decade, a report by the Global Wind Energy Council shows. In its annual report on the status of the global wind industry, the GWEC said cumulative wind energy …
Wind Growth Powers Ahead
Forbes The latest predictions from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) suggest that wind capacity could reach 840GW by 2022, up by 56% from the recorded 539GW at the end of 2017. Overall 2017 showed a fairly steady state for wind, with growth of 11% or an additional 52.2GW of wind capacity above the end of 2016. While this was still strongly …
Global Wind Market To Reach 841 Gigawatts In 2022, Predicts GWEC
Clean Technica After installing more than 52 gigawatts (GW) worth of new capacity in 2017, the global wind energy industry is set for several years of strong and continued growth, according to a new report published this week by the Global Wind Energy Council. Published on Wednesday, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) unveiled its Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update which set out to …
Global wind capacity expected to more than 50% in five years
Energy Digital The world’s total wind capacity is anticipated to rise by more than 50% in the next five years, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The GWEC’s annual report suggests that wind capacity could reach 840GW by 2022, up by 56% from the recorded 539GW at the end of 2017. In 2017, an additional 52.2GW of wind capacity was added …
Global wind capacity to rise by more than half in next five years
Reuters LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – Global wind energy capacity could increase by more than half over the next five years, as costs continue to fall and the market returns to growth at the end of this decade, a report by the Global Wind Energy Council shows. In its annual report on the status of the global wind industry, the GWEC said …
The wind industry added more than 52 gigawatts of power in 2017, and China led the way
CNBC The wind industry added over 52 gigawatts (GW) of wind power last year, according to a report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). While that figure represents a decrease compared to 2016, when 54.6 GW was installed, the GWEC said it expected the annual market to return to growth in 2019 and 2020. China maintained its position as a wind energy …
Wind back to growth from 2019: GWEC
Recharge news Ever-increasing competitiveness and emergence of important new markets to help drive wind past 60GW of annual installations, says report Annual wind power additions will flatline in 2018 but see “dramatic growth” from next year, buoyed by ever more competitive power prices and the emergence of major new markets, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). At 52.9GW, this year’s global …
GWEC: Offshore Wind Spreading Like Wildfire
OffshoreWIND.biz The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, showing a maturing industry successfully competing in the marketplace, even against heavily subsidized traditional power generation technologies. More than 52GW of wind power was added in 2017, bringing total installations to 539GW globally. With new records set in Europe, India and in the offshore sector, annual …
GWEC expects ‘growth spurt’ from 2019
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: Global wind installations are set to break the 60GW barrier once more from 2019, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) predicts. In its Global Wind Report 2018, GWEC says new capacity in 2018 will remain at a similar level to the 52.5GW installed in 2017. This is due to the “policy gap” left by the transition to auctions in India, …
Global wind body sees South African market returning to ‘full health’ in 2018
Engineering News The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects the South African wind market to return to “full health” in the coming year, following more than two years of uncertainty. The council’s latest Global Wind Report, which deals with market developments for 2017, notes that the South African renewable energy sector has been through “challenging times”, owing to a long-running dispute with …
Global wind market to return to rapid growth after flat 2018 – GWEC
Renewables Now April 25 (Renewables Now) – The global wind market is not expected to experience any significant expansion between 2017 and 2018 but will return to “dramatic” growth in 2019, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said today as it released its annual market update. According to GWEC, wind will cross the 60-GW annual deployments mark in 2020 and grow further …
Global wind capacity to rise by more than half in next five years
Arab News Global wind energy capacity could increase by more than half over the next five years, as costs continue to fall and the market returns to growth at the end of this decade, a report by the Global Wind Energy Council shows. In its annual report on the status of the global wind industry, the GWEC said cumulative wind energy capacity …
Global wind energy capacity to rise by more than half in next five years
Energyworld Wind power has become more competitive over the past few years, with a move from government subsidies to auctions which has brought costs down further. Global wind energy capacity could increase by more than half over the next five years, as costs continue to fall and the market returns to growth at the end of this decade, a report by the Global Wind Energy …
Cost-competitiveness puts wind in front
Wind Business Intelligence Global offshore wind market scores all time high – market up 95% – Today wind power is the most competitively priced technology in many if not most markets worldwide. The emergence of wind/solar hybrids, more sophisticated grid management and increasingly affordable storage begin to paint a picture of what a fully commercial fossil-free power sector will look like. The …
Wind growth ‘steady’ in 2017
reNews GWEC annual report shows 52GW of new capacity added globally last year  Global wind power capacity reached 539GW at the end of last year, with the 52GW added in 2017 close to the 54GW installed in 2016, according to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The GWEC paper – ‘Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update’ – said regulatory changes in Germany, …
Wind power is leading energy charge with strong U.S. market through 2020, says GWEC
Windpower Engineering and Development The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, showing a maturing industry successfully competing in the marketplace, even against heavily subsidized traditional power generation technologies. More than 52 GW of clean, emissions-free wind power was added in 2017, bringing total installations to 539 GW globally. With new records set in Europe, India and …
Мощности ветроэнергетики достигнут 841 ГВт уже в 2023 году – прогноз
Terminal Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) опубликовал ежегодный доклад Global Wind Report / Annual Market Update 2017, а также свои прогнозы на ближайшие 5 лет. Как передают Электровести, в 2017 году было введено в эксплуатацию 52,492 ГВт ветровых электростанций. Это третий результат за всю историю. В 2015 и 2016 годах строилось больше (в рекордном 2015 году – 63,633 ГВт). Китай построил больше всех – …
Cost-competitiveness puts wind in front
 – Global offshore wind market scores all time high – market up 95% Today wind power is the most competitively priced technology in many if not most markets worldwide. The emergence of wind/solar hybrids, more sophisticated grid management and increasingly affordable storage begin to paint a picture of what a fully commercial fossil-free power sector will look like. 25 …
Belgium plans new offshore wind zone in line with 4-GW goal
Renewables Now Belgium intends to double its wind development zone in the North Sea as part of a plan to boost its offshore wind capacity to 4 GW in the next decade. Philippe De Backer, secretary of state for combating social fraud, privacy and the North Sea, said on Friday, as cited by national broadcaster VRT, that a new 221-sq-km (85-sq-mile) area will …
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, …
GE to build wind farm in Jordan
Windpower Monthly GE will make its debut in the Middle Eastern country by providing 28 turbines for a 100MW project. It will supply its 3.6-137 machines for developer Mass Energy Group Holding’s Mass Wind project in the Tafilah region on the western border with Israel. GE, along with consortium partner, construction engineers Elecnor, will also build the site under an engineering, procurement and …
Global Wind Market Report webcast – 26 April 2018 (15h CEST)
26 April 2018 – 15h CEST 15:00 Brussels | 09:00 Washington D.C. | 21:00 Beijing  GWEC’s flagship publication is the industry’s most widely read and is referred to as the wind industry’s most credible source of data. This 60-page Global Wind Report will provide a comprehensive snapshot of the global wind industry now present in more than 90 …
China Three Gorges inks 1-GW Tianjin offshore wind pact
Renewables Now A unit of China Three Gorges Corp is to invest CNY 18 billion (USD 2.9bn/EUR 2.3bn) in a 1-GW offshore wind project off the Nangang Industrial Zone in Tianjin. The Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) announced on Tuesday the signing of an investment cooperation agreement for the project with China Three Gorges New Energy. According to media reports, the plan …
導入機運高まる洋上風力/欧州、国主導で事業リスク低減
The Denki Shimbun  洋上風力発電の導入拡大に向けた機運が国内外で高まっている。先行する欧州は2017年に前年の約2倍となる300万キロワット超が導入され、市場が急拡大した。日本も事業環境整備につながる法案を閣議決定し、期待が高まっている。一方で欧州は案件の入札前に海域を決めて調査を進めるなど、国が主導して手厚い事業リスク低減策を講じている。日本で洋上風力を普及させるためにはこうした先行例の長所をうまく取り込めるかどうかが鍵を握りそうだ。                 世界風力協会(GWEC)などが2月に公表した統計によると、世界で17年に導入された洋上風力は約433万キロワット。このうち欧州が7割強と大半を占める。欧州は16年の導入量に比べて倍増となり、現時点で洋上風力開発の「主戦場」となっている。
Renewable’s rise: Report reveals countries with most wind power
Data Centre News 2017 was a great year for wind energy. It’s no surprise given the constant drive for green and renewable energy. The imminent tsunami of data following rampant digital transformation and the rise of IoT is expected to rapidly increase the demand for data centres, and consequently, power. ‘The Evolution of Wind Power’ is the result of a cooperation between The …
Major Drivers for Offshore Wind Growth
Coherent news Increasing investments in renewable sources of energy and favorable government policies are the major drivers for the growth of offshore wind market. For instance, in the U.S, The National Ocean Industries Association have established the U.S’s first offshore wind farm in 2017. Furthermore, rising demand for electricity and increasing concerns toward the energy of the non-renewable source such as …
El parque eólico global supera en 2017 el medio millón de megavatios instalados
Energias Renovables EurObserv’ER, el Observatorio Europeo de las Energías Renovables, ha hecho balance de 2017, el año en el que el parque eólico global superó el medio millón de megavatios de potencia. Según este organismo, dependiente de la Comisión Europea, a día de hoy el mundo tiene ya instalados 539.256 megas eólicos (539,2 gigas, GW). Eso sí, el Observatorio de la UE …
Gelecek rüzgarda
Gazete Vatan Dünya her geçen yıl çevreyi ve insanların geleceğini daha az tehdit eden enerji kaynaklarına yönelmeyi sürdürüyor. Bunlar arasında en büyük potansiyele sahip enerji türlerinden biri rüzgar enerjisi. Türkiye de bu konuda önemli adımlar atıyor. Alternatif enerji kaynaklarından olan rüzgar enerjisi, son yıllarda önemli bir konuma geldi. Rüzgar enerjisi doğal, yenilenebilir ve temiz bir güç olmasının yanı sıra dünya çapında 1 …
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 …
OFFSHORE WIND SEES RECORD GROWTH IN 2017
Maritime Journal In top market position was the UK with 1,680MW installed, followed by Germany with 1,247MW and China with 1,161MW. WindEurope’s annual onshore and offshore wind statistics show offshore wind represented 20% of the annual EU installations, with 3,154MW of new capacity connected to the grid in 2017. This was double than 2016 and a slight increase compared to 2015, which …
Mexico’s auctions face risk from speculators: GWEC’s Sawyer
Recharge News While largely successful to date, Mexico’s clean-energy auctions need a pre-qualification system to weed out speculative bidders, says GWEC secretary-general Steve Sawyer Mexico should move to discourage speculators in its clean-energy auctions by embracing a pre-qualification system similar to those in place in Brazil and South Africa, says Steve Sawyer, secretary-general at the Global Wind Energy Council. Mexico’s first three clean-energy …
Brasil é o 8º do mundo em capacidade de usinas eólicas
Com pouco mais de 2 gigawatts em novas usinas eólicas colocadas em operação no ano passado, o Brasil apareceu como o sexto maior em expansão anual da capacidade em todo o globo, à frente da França, com 1,7 gigawatt, segundo lista do Conselho Global de Energia Eólica (GWEC, na sigla em …
FOWIND Publishes Offshore Wind Feasibility Studies for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu
Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon economy by developing offshore wind power 8 March 2018, New Delhi – The FOWIND consortium launched its latest reports today, the “Feasibility Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat And Tamil Nadu “.  The two reports are the final step towards laying out the roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India by the GWEC led …
Brasil avança nos números do mercado de energia eólica no mundo
Ambiente Energia O Conselho Global de Energia Eólica (GWEC, na sigla em inglês) divulgou nesta semana suas estatísticas do mercado anual do setor. Em 2017, o mundo instalou um total de 52,57 gigawatts (GW) de potência à produção mundial, totalizando 539,58 GW de capacidade instalada global. Líder mundial em instalações, a China adicionou quase 20 GW em projetos eólicos a sua matriz energética. Na sequência aparecem …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Brasil ocupa oitavo lugar no ranking mundial de produção de energia eólica
Estado de Minas De vento em popa. Este é o ritmo do crescimento da energia eólica no Brasil. Os investimentos no setor começaram por volta de 2005 e, menos de 10 anos após o primeiro leilão da energia dos ventos no país (realizado em 2009), o Brasil atingiu na semana passada a potência instalada 13 gigawatts (GW), quase a mesma da …
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 …
Le secteur éolien est porté par des vents favorables
Le Monde del’Energie L’association européenne WindEurope et le Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) ont en effet publié courant février des bilans statistiques qui dressent un état des lieux du secteur éolien au niveau européen et mondial. Les chiffres contenus dans ces deux études montrent que l’énergie éolienne terrestre et en mer sont désormais des composantes essentielles du mix énergétique mondial. L’énergie du vent est …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Egypt licenses 1,420 MW of wind power generation
Renewables now Egypt has officially awarded electricity generation licences to four wind farms with a combined capacity of 1,420 MW, the Daily News Egypt reports. The Egyptian electric utility and consumer protection regulatory agency (Egypt ERA) granted a 20-year power generation licence to the Gulf of Suez project, to be located in Ras Ghareb municipality, in Cairo’s Red Sea Governorate. The 250 …
Brazil climbs international wind power ranking
BNamericas Brazil has climbed one position in the Global Wind Energy Council’s 2017 wind power capacity ranking. Published annually, the list indicates Brazil …
Global Wind Installations Reach 52.5 Gigawatts In 2017, Brings Total To 539.5 Gigawatts
Clean Technica The global wind energy industry enjoyed another strong year in 2017, installing a total of 52,573 megawatts worth of new wind capacity, increasing the global cumulative installed capacity up to 539,581 megawatts (MW), as “dramatic price drops” exemplify the current state of play around the world.  The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its annual market statistics on Wednesday, revealing yet …
L’éolien en Europe et dans le monde en 2017
Connaissance des Energies Les associations représentant la filière éolienne aux niveaux européen et mondial ont publié les 13 et 14 février leurs données statistiques sur l’année 2017. État des lieux. En Europe : une hausse de 20% des nouvelles capacités éoliennes En 2017, près de 15,7 GW de nouvelles capacités éoliennes ont été installées dans l’Union européenne, soit 20% de plus qu’en 2016 …
Rüzgarda Çin Liderliğini Pekiştirdi
Finans Haberler Çin’in rüzgardaki kurulu gücü geçen yıl bir önceki yıla göre 19 bin 500 megavat artarak 188 bin 232 megavata yükseldi. Çin’in rüzgardaki kurulu gücü geçen yıl bir önceki yıla göre 19 bin 500 megavat artarak 188 bin 232 megavata yükseldi. Böylece Çin, 2016’da olduğu gibi geçen yıl da rüzgarda kurulu güç bakımından dünya lideri oldu. Dünya …
BWE zu den veröffentlichten Statistiken des weltweiten Zubaus
Windmesse Veröffentlichungen des Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) sowie von WindEurope zeigen die tragende Rolle der Windenergie für die internationale und europäische Energiewende. Weltweit sind die Kosten für die Erzeugung von Strom aus Windkraft am Sinken. Die Experten sind sich einig, dass der Zubau der Technologie auch zukünftig erfolgreich fortsetzten wird. Heute veröffentlichte der Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) die Jahreszahlen  des Windenergieausbaus …
Weltmarkt für Windkraft hängt an einer Handvoll Staaten
Erneuerbare Energien Es sind wieder über 50 Gigawatt an Windleistung weltweit hinzugekommen. Aber der Markt wird nach wie vor von wenigen Staaten dominiert. Trotz niedriger Preise passiert in weiten Teilen der Welt wenig bis gar nichts. Die Kurve sinkt. Da beißt die Maus keinen Faden ab – wie es so schön heißt. Seit dem Superjahr 2015 mit 63,6 Gigawatt weltweitem Windkraft-Zubau sinken …
Roadmap for Renewable Energy
Marine Technology News Thanks to increasing levels of debt financing for climate-aligned projects, wind-generated power has become one of the fastest-growing green industries. Jessica Williams, an Infrastructure Analyst at S&P Global Ratings, considers the submarine technologies that are making this progress possible. Renewable energy is making an increasing contribution to the electrical grid. By the end of 2016, “green energy” sources accounted …
Global capacity grows by 52.6GW in 2017
Windpower Monthly Global turbine installations totalled 52,573MW in 2017 down 3.7% from a year earlier, according to the latest figures from the Global Wind Energy Association (GWEC). The fall in capacity, which was 17.4% lower than the record installation year in 2015, was blamed on the “only 19.5GW” added in China, down from 23.3GW added in 2016. “The numbers show a maturing industry, …
World adds 52.6 GW of fresh wind in 2017 – GWEC
Renewables Now The global wind industry saw the addition of 52,573 MW of wind turbine capacity last year, 3.78% less than in 2016, according to statistics by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The decrease from the 54,642 MW of capacity installed in 2016 and also from the record 63,633 MW in 2015 was due to “only” 19,500 MW of new wind …
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 …
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 …
Global Wind Energy Continues to Gather Momentum
UN Climate Change News Wind energy continues to grow globally, with wind the most competitively priced technology in many if not most markets. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the inevitable transition to renewable energy continues to gather momentum with the total global wind energy installation now at almost 540 gigawatts. The GWEC Secretary General Steve Sawyer says that wind energy is …
Wind power continues its global onward march
Climate Action Newly released statistics show the world added 52 gigawatts (GW) of wind power capacity over the past year, indicating the global market’s continued appetite for clean power. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), an international trade body, released its official market figures today, which show strong growth in wind power across Asia, Europe and North America. Total installed capacity now sits at 539,581 GW, …
Total installations of wind energy in 2017 were 52,573 MW, bringing the total to 539,581 MW
Reve The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today. 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 wind energy installations remain above 50 GW – GWEC
EngineeringNews Installations in the global wind energymarket remained above 50 GW in 2017, with Europe, India and the offshore sector having had record years. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) on Wednesday released its 2017 market statistics, which highlighted a decrease to 19.5 GW for Chinese installations. The rest of the global market made up the balance of 30.5 GW.
The growing wind power industry is winning its battles
Recharge news GWEC’s latest market data shows another 52GW of wind was installed in 2017, bringing the global total to almost 540GW. Beyond the statistics, however, is the fact that wind power is in a rapid transition to becoming a fully commercialised, unsubsidised technology that is successfully competing against heavily subsidised fossil and nuclear incumbents. Cratering prices for both onshore and offshore wind continue …
Global wind additions slow to 52.6GW in 2017: GWEC
Recharge news Worldwide wind capacity additions slowed slightly in 2017 to 52.57GW as China, the US and Germany again powered ahead, and Europe, India and the offshore sector had record years, annual market statistics by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) show. Last year’s additions were down from 54.64GW in 2016, but brought the world’s cumulative wind power capacity to 539.58GW by …
The Great Energy Transition Gathers Momentum
China slows a bit, but Europe and India take up the slack Brussels, 14 February 2018. The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today. 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 …
When Nothing Else Makes Sense, Renewables Do
modern diplomacy Public-Private Dialogue at IRENA’s 8th Assembly highlights what governments and businesses can do to unlock investment in renewable energy “We find ourselves in a time when scaling-up renewable energy investment makes sense, even when not much of anything else makes sense,” Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council told a ballroom filled with ministers, diplomats, parliamentarians and …
Global Wind Energy Insight: Together, We Can Make It Happen
Renewable Energy World At some point in the future, the renewables industry will decide that it needs a single representative body. With more and more companies being engaged in more than one renewable technology this seems inevitable, and I am often called upon to speak on more than just wind in various political fora. While the distinction (and competition) between technologies …
Electrification of cities
Windpower Monthly The growth in clean technology has coincided with another long-term trend – the worldwide rise in urbanisation. Three years ago the United Nations (UN) estimated around 54% of the world’s population lived in a city. By 2050, this figure is projected to grow to 66%. This change, along with climate change itself, heralds a major infrastructure challenge. The cities …
Getting to ‘head-spinning’ low prices for U.S. offshore wind
UtilityDIVE Projected additions to U.S. offshore wind capacity are expected to drive the emergence of the domestic support system the sector needs to drive prices closer to other generation options. The newest numbers for U.S. offshore wind show an energy sector that is market-ready and likely on the verge of becoming a power system player. Until now, the U.S. offshore wind industry has …
‘Let’s work together to take renewables further than ever’
Recharge news The Irena Coalition for Action was formed a few years ago to create a means for the private sector, NGOs and civil society in general to cooperate and assist with the implementation of the work of Irena. While it has gone through a number of iterations, I was pleased to be able to present the outcome of the work of …
Argentina Wind Power 2018
2018 is the year for Argentina to be on center stage as it hosts the B20 and G20 as well as the Youth Olympic Games in October. The Argentinian RE success story is making a buzz worldwide, with the like of Harvard University utilizing it as a case study. The wind power industry is needing to move full speed ahead if …
Vietnam Wind Power 2018
GWEC held its first ever Vietnam Wind Power conference in Hanoi on 7 June, in partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), GIZ and the Embassy of Denmark.  The event attracted over 200 delegates, and more than 40 national and international press. This full day conference allowed companies interested in developing the wind sector in Vietnam to meet and …
Brazil Windpower 2018
New date !!! 7-9 August 2018 The ninth edition of Brazil Windpower will take place from 7-9 August 2018.  The event has established itself as the biggest and most important event in the wind sector calendar in the Brazilian and the Latin American region. The event typically attracts over 2,800 attendees and more than 100 national and international exhibitors during the three …
Global Wind Summit 2018
The Global Wind Summit – comprising WindEurope’s conference and WindEnergy Hamburg by Hamburg Messe – will take place from 25-28 September 2018 in Hamburg, Germany. The Global Wind Summit is where leaders will set the agenda and future trends for the industry, from 25 to 28 September 2018. Whether you are expert in technology, science or policy, you cannot afford to …
China Wind Power 2018
China Wind Power (CWP) is one of the most influential events in the wind industry. The event is co-organized by five leading organizations: Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA), Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and China Wind Energy Equipment Association (CWEEA). The event has hosted 10 editions since its debut …
Windaba and WindAc Africa 2018
Windaba Windaba Conference and Exhibition is the largest wind energy conference on the African continent bringing together some 600 international and domestic decision makers and stakeholders that are active in the region’s wind industry. The 8th edition will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 6-7 November 2018.  The programme With an emphasis on Investment the theme for …
Mexico WindPower 2018
Mexico WindPower will hold its seventh edition from 28 February until 1 March 2018. The event has established itself as the most important congress and exhibition for the wind sector in the country. The 2 day congress and exhibition will offer participants the opportunity to network and meet new business contacts among the key players active in the Mexican wind …
Brazil Windpower 2019
A new home for Brazil Windpower After 10 years of Brazil Windpower, we are moving the largest windpower event to Sao Paulo, in the Transamerica Expo Centre. We are preparing an even bigger event, bringing together all the major players, executives and authorities from the sector to the tradeshow, congress and the diverse workshop programme.  Stay tuned for further information. Brazil Windpower is …
Global Wind Energy Insight: Work Harder, Be Smarter in 2018
Renewable Energy World 2017 has been yet another tumultuous year. Cratering prices for wind and solar. The South African stand-off at the OK corral continues. The Indian market drops through the floor as procurement schemes change. On the bright side, wind and solar are hailed by all and sundry as the inevitable technology leaders going forward. And back in Washington… …the U.S. …
FOWIND presents offshore wind roadmap for India
4C Offshore The FOWIND consortium has launched a new report: “From Zero To Five GW: Offshore Wind Outlook for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu (2018-2032)“ which outlines a roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India. The report follows an announcement from Indian Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh that the Indian Government plans to auction 5GW offshore wind …
FOWIND Maps India’s Path from Zero to Five GW
offshoeWIND.biz Following the announcement on India’s plans for inviting first offshore wind tenders next year with an aim to reach 5GW, the FOWIND Consortium today (19 December) published a report according to which the timeline of initiatives should be set to first add 500MW by 2022, raising this to 2-2.5GW by 2027, and finally reaching 5GW between 2028 and 2032. The report – From Zero To Five …
FOWIND plots path to 5GW for India’s offshore wind pioneers
Recharge News India is likely to establish a sustainable offshore wind sector “sooner rather than later”, said the international consortium helping to kick-start the sector there as it set out a pathway that could lead to 5GW by 2032 in the key states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. The FOWIND consortium listed five priority issues to address in its first over-arching assessment …
India delivers offshore roadmap
reNews The Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC’s) Fowind consortium has published a study on offshore wind development for the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. In its report ‘From Zero To Five GW: Offshore Wind Outlook for Gujarat And Tamil Nadu (2018-2032)’, Fowind examines the amount of new offshore wind capacity that can be reliably incorporated into the two state grids. The plan, …
FOWIND draws pathways towards 5 GW of offshore wind in 2 Indian states
Renewables Now FOWIND, the consortium led by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), today published a study providing an informed outlook for offshore wind development in the Indian states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. The report, called “From Zero To Five GW: Offshore Wind Outlook for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu (2018-2032)“, gives a clear picture of the amount of new offshore wind capacity …
Fowind shows a path to offshore wind in India
Windpower Monthly India: The Global Wind Energy Council-led Fowind consortium has published its study into offshore wind development for two of the country’s states. From Zero to Five GW: Offshore Wind Outlook for Gujurat and Tamil Nadu (2018-2032) investigates how much offshore wind could reasonably be built, operated and incorporated into the states’ grids over the next 15 years. “The 5GW should not viewed …
FOWIND Publishes Offshore Wind Outlook for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu
Offshore Wind Development in India Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon economy by development of offshore wind power 19 December 2017, New Delhi – The FOWIND consortium launched its new report today: “From Zero To Five GW: Offshore Wind Outlook for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu (2018-2032)“. This study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for the offshore wind sector in …
Brazil to Dominate Latin America’s Wind Power Market in 2018
Renewable Energy World Latin American wind has grown swiftly in recent years to almost 20 GW by August 2017, with 80 percent of installed capacity in Brazil and Mexico. Senior analyst for Latin America at MAKE Consulting, Brian Gaylord told Renewable Energy World that MAKE expects Latin America to rebound next year, with 4 GW of new wind power capacity. “Over the next …
A Revealing Look at Wind’s Big Markets and Emerging Challenges
Renewable Energy World On the global stage, China is the leading market for wind energy. With wind capacity of 168.7 GW at the end of 2016, it held a market share in new deployments of over 42 percent. China’s commitment to renewables, with a focus on wind, doesn’t show signs of ebbing: aiming for 20 percent of its energy needs to be …
India plans offshore wind auction next year
Renewables Now The Indian government plans to launch offshore wind tenders for at least 5 GW in 2018, the Economic Times cited Raj Kumar Singh, renewable energy minister, as saying today. At the National Energy Conservation Day celebrations, the minister of power, new and renewable energy said a survey is already in progress at one location seen as suitable for offshore wind …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
FOWIND Commissions India’s First LiDAR for Offshore Wind Resource Assessments in Gujarat
WindTech International The FOWIND Consortium has announced the commissioning of India’s first offshore LiDAR, 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 full potential of offshore wind along India’s coastline. India’s National Institute of Wind Energy developed the offshore platform on which …
First LiDAR Deployed Off India
offshoreWIND.biz The FOWIND Consortium has commissioned India’s first offshore LiDAR off the coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat, to measure the offshore wind resource. This marks India’s first systematic step towards measurement campaign, according to Balram Mehta, President of the Wind & Asset Management unit at ReNew Power. This offshore LiDAR is a Leosphere WINDCUBE v2 procured by FOWIND from MeteoPole. India’s …
FOWIND commissions India’s first offshore wind resource assessments
Offshore Wind Journal The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium has commissioned India’s first offshore wind resource assessment, off the coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat.  Data from LiDAR will support India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s efforts to explore the potential of offshore wind along the country’s lengthy coastline. India’s National Institute of Wind Energy developed the offshore …
Offshore Wind Development in India: FOWIND Commissions India’s First LiDAR for Offshore Wind Resource Assessments in Gujarat
Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon economy by development of offshore wind power 02 November 2017, New Delhi – The FOWIND Consortium is pleased to announce the successful commissioning of India’s first offshore LiDAR, 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 …
Lidar lights up India
reNews The Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC’s) Fowind consortium has commissioned India’s first offshore lidar in the Gulf of Khambhat, off the coast of Gujarat. The data from the lidar will be used by the country’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to explore the potential for offshore wind off India’s coast. The country’s National Institute of Wind Energy developed the offshore platform …
High cost may take sheen off offshore wind power
The Hindu While Tamil Nadu and Gujarat are seen as having tremendous potential for offshore wind energy, the falling onshore wind tariff has led to questions on the viability of offshore wind, whose tariff is high. “Offshore wind projects have higher capacity and offer more stable generation profiles when compared to their onshore counterparts. However, currently, it is several times costlier than …
Study points to huge offshore wind bonanza
NYOOOZ However, the report said that should larger volumes of offshore wind be planned, further strategic grid development studies would be necessary to identify possible transmission bottlenecks to wider integration of offshore wind. More power: The study focussed on Gujarat and Tamil Nadu for identification of potential offshore wind energy zones. These study results indicate that the onshore grid infrastructure shall …
Tailwinds power Indian offshore energy
India Climate Dialogue India’s wind energy sector is in the midst of preparing a roadmap to unlock the potential of offshore farms and to devise ways to integrate them with the onshore power grids. The rapid technological advancement in offshore wind energy and the decline in cost of installing and running offshore wind farms could power the next wave of adding renewable …
Global Wind Energy Insight: A 100 Percent Renewable Energy Future
Renewable Energy World Ever since the oil shocks of the 1970s, there has been speculation about what it would take to completely wean ourselves from fossil fuels. Not even the most enthusiastic advocates of renewables back then (and I’m one of them) could have imagined the spectacular growth of wind and solar we see today. The opposition is getting shriller and weaker …
Indian offshore wind ambition advances with grid study
Recharge News An international group paving the way for an Indian offshore wind sector has set out the steps needed to integrate future output into the grids of the two states expected to lead the way. The FOWIND Consortium looked at the existing grid structures in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, and how prepared they are for a potential first wave of offshore …
FOWIND launches new report on grid integration for offshore wind in India
WindTech International The FOWIND Consortium launched the  report: “Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu”. This DNV-GL led study is a step forward in preparing a roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium. The four-year project aims to put together a roadmap for developing a sustainable and commercially viable …
Spotlight on Indian offshore
reNews The Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC’s) Fowind consortium is progressing with its plans to carry out offshore wind feasibility studies in the Indian states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. In a new report – ‘Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu’ – Fowind assesses what is needed to ensure grid integration of offshore wind, along …
FOWIND Launches New Report on Grid Integration for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu India
Renewable Energy Focus The FOWIND Consortium launched a new report: “Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu”. This DNV-GL led study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium. The four-year project aims to put together a roadmap for developing a …
Report addresses grid integration issues for offshore wind in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu
Offshore Wind Journal A report published by the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium, aims to help develop a roadmap for grid integration in two key Indian states. The report, Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, by DNV GL, has been described as “a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for the offshore wind …
FOWIND Launches New Report on Grid Integration for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu
Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon economy by development of offshore wind power NEW DELHI, 23 October – The FOWIND Consortium launched a new report today: “Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu”. This DNV-GL led study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India by the GWEC led …
Connected global capacity tops 500GW, says WPI
Windpower monhtly WORLDWIDE: Global grid-connected wind capacity has passed the 500GW milestone, according to Windpower Intelligence (WPI), the research and data division of Windpower Monthly. The database and analytics unit found the total installed and grid-connected wind capacity reached the goal roughly inline with targets. WPI predicts installed capacity to stand just shy of 519GW by the end of 2017. Leading trade bodies, …
Africa’s Largest Wind Power Plant Could Relocate From Kenya to Tanzania
AllAfrica Kenya’s failure to approve the development of a 600MW offshore wind farm in Malindi, south-east of the country, has resulted in the developers considering moving the project to Tanzania. Swedish firm, VR holding AB, which was set to construct Africa’s largest wind power plant in Malindi, southeastern Kenya at a staggering Kshs. 253 Billion ($2.4 B);making it …
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 …
REN21 is looking for a new Executive Secretary
Christine Lins, REN21’s Executive Secretary since July 2011, is stepping down from her current position. REN21 is therefore seeking an outstanding, experienced individual to head its Secretariat.  The post is based in Paris/France and involves a good deal of international travel. Interested candidates are invited to consult the vacancy notice. Application deadline is 17 November, 2017.  
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 …
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, …
Government forces Eskom to sign PPAs
Windpower Monhtly SOUTH AFRICA: Cautious optimism marks wind-sector reactions to the South African government’s 1 September promise to unblock a two-year, 2.38GW backlog of renewables projects, 1.4GW of which is wind power. Energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said state grid operator Eskom would be forced, by contract, to sign all outstanding power purchase agreements (PPAs) by 28 October. In return, all developers must renegotiate …
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 …
German WindEnergy Association presents business opportunities in Argentina
Berlin.  At this year’s HusumWind the German WindEnergy Association (BWE) presented barriers, business models and recommendations for wind energy development in Argentina. The business breakfast was opened by BWE-president Hermann Albers, Argentine General Consul Fernando Brun and RE-Network Schleswig-Holstein’s managing director, Sascha Wiesner. In collaboration with eclareon and the Argentine RE-association (CADER) the project analysed framework conditions and barriers as …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Brazil’s renewable energy potential attracts investors
Financial Times In João Camara, a remote area in Brazil’s north-east, the car in which I am a passenger drives beneath a great row of wind turbines in João Camara, halting at one of the looming towers that make up this wind farm. João Aysllan de Souza Ramos, maintenance and operations supervisor with Atlantic Energias Renováveis, jumps out of the driver’s seat …
Chinese offshore wind ready to take off
Recharge News China’s offshore wind industry hopes it can finally start fulfilling its long-promised potential after a decade of false starts that have left it firmly in the shadow of the country’s roaring onshore sector. Last year, China added 592MW offshore, to give it a cumulative capacity of 1.63GW and pass Denmark to take third place in global rankings. That growth, along …
El color del dinero
El Cronista Los dólares necesarios para montar un parque solar o eólico se cuentan de a millones. Es por eso que el rol del financiamiento resulta un lubricante indispensable para este engranaje. En el marco del encuentro del GWEC, se repasaron los aspectos en esta área que demandan los proyectos de generación renovable, así como sus ventajas y deficiencias. Entre las conclusiones, …
La palabra de los hacedores
El Cronista Ya lo dice el refrán, “del dicho al hecho hay un largo trecho”, y bien puede aplicar para la realidad que afrontan los adjudicatarios del RenovAr. En el evento del GWEC hubo espacio para quienes ya están ejecutando obras, en el marco del plan que busca aumentar el factor renovable en la matriz nacional. “Cuándo, cuánto y dónde se asignarán …
¿Dónde está la Argentina y hacia dónde va?
El Cronista La meta para las renovables es alcanzar una participación del 20% de la matriz para 2025. En la práctica, se adjudicaron 59 proyectos por 2.423 MW, más otros 500 MW de 11 contratos previos a la actual gestión. New Market Rules in Argentina”, un título que no deja libre interpretación sobre las razones que convocaron a los asistentes de la …
Germany starts 3rd onshore wind tender for 1 GW
Renewables Now Germany has launched its third onshore wind tender with a target of 1 GW and a bidding cap of EUR 70 (USD 83.5) per MWh, unchanged from the previous two tenders, even though competition has driven prices much lower. In the second onshore wind auction, the average successful bid arrived at EUR 42.8 per MWh. Most of the capacity was won by …
New market rules set to enable US$ 6bn in investment in Argentina’s renewable power sector
Renewable Energy Focus New market rules which will allow large power users to directly meet their renewable power obligations through private supply contracts could lead to up to US$ 6 bn being invested in Argentina’s energy sector over the next three years, and lead to the installation of around 4 GW in new generation capacity, the Energy Ministry says. The new …
New record: on Monday, 20% of Europe’s energy came from wind
ZME Science Renewable energy is continuing its surge. Three days ago, 19.8% of European electricity demand was met by wind energy A secondary record was also reported. There was never as much offshore wind energy in Europe — 11484 MW were generated across the continent, as reported by the industry group Wind Europe on its website. Over the entire day, onshore wind produced 1,360GWh of electricity and …
A wind farm of epic proportions is taking shape in Africa
CNBC In Kenya, efforts to produce wind power on a grand scale are underway. The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is a 12-hour drive from Nairobi and, once operational, is set to provide 310 megawatts (MW) of renewable power to the Kenyan national grid. “It is the largest wind farm in Africa (and) it has 365 turbines,” Carlo Van Wageningen, director and …
Argentina podría ser potencia eólica en los próximos tres años
Energia Limpia Energía Limpia XXI. Argentina podría convertirse en una potencia eólica en los próximos tres años alcanzando más de 6mil millones de dólares en en inversiones en energía renovable principalmente eólica. Un reporte del Consejo Global de Energía Eólica (GWEC),”Un nuevo escenario para el desarrollo y financiamiento de proyectos de renovables se abrirá como resultado del nuevo esquema”. Ramón Fiestas, Presidente …
Wind companies working to restore operations to 100% after earthquake in Mexico
From the first hours after the earthquake wind energy companies have been helping with cleaning and recovery as well as with the loan of machinery to remove debris. The wind companies affiliated to the Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE) with operations in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec are working to restore normal operations. Wind farms in the region, in coordination with the federal, …
There are over 341,000 wind turbines on the planet: Here’s how much of a difference they’re actually making
CNBC From the intense heat of the Californian desert to the green hills of Scotland, wind turbines are popping up all over the world. Humans have been using wind energy for thousands of years. Today, its scope and scale is big and getting bigger. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), at the end of 2016 more than 341,000 wind turbines …
Argentina lays ground for renewables local-content scheme
Recharge news The fast-emerging wind nation is considering how best to underpin a local supply chain without damaging competitiveness, writes Alexandre Spatuzza. Argentina’s government is preparing a programme to boost local content for renewables to underpin a local industry and create jobs, with import tax exemptions on renewable energy equipment due to expire at the end of 2017. “We are working on what …
A wind farm of epic proportions is taking shape in Africa
CNBC In Kenya, efforts to produce wind power on a grand scale are underway. The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is a 12-hour drive from Nairobi and, once operational, is set to provide 310 megawatts (MW) of renewable power to the Kenyan national grid. “It is the largest wind farm in Africa (and) it has 365 turbines,” Carlo Van Wageningen, director and …
Thought Leaders gather in Rio as wind looks to new growth
Recharge news With the Brazilian government poised to restart tendering in December after a two-year hiatus, the country’s wind industry has plenty of grounds for optimism if it can align its strategy with a changing policy landscape. That was a key conclusion of the Brazil Windpower Thought Leaders Roundtable, organised by Recharge and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in Rio de Janeiro to …
Clean Energy on the Sea
Beijing Review Against the foil of blue sky and boundless sea, a slice of pinwheel-like whiteness shines with metal luster under the blazing sun. Having withstood the recent typhoon Hato, the colossus—a 5-megawatt (MW) wind turbine independently developed by a Chinese company—now expects more of its breed coming from both home and abroad to settle down in Xinghua …
Mainstream Renewable Power Announces Changes to its Senior Management Structure
Dublin – 6 September Mainstream Renewable Power, the world’s largest independent wind and solar company is making a number of changes to its senior management structure. Eddie O’Connor, the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer for the last nine years has assumed the role of Executive Chairman, while Andy Kinsella, currently Group Chief Operating Officer becomes Group Chief Executive. Sir Roy Gardner, …
Brazil wind industry focus on policy changes, new auctions
Recharge  In 2017, transition has another meaning in Brazil. The federal government’s policy changes toward a more market-oriented economy signify that future wind sector growth can no longer come mainly from yearly capacity auctions in the regulated power market. Indeed, those auctions were suspended during the last two years amid economic and political strife including impeachment of the country’s president and leadership …
Argentina’s private PPA rules expected to spur renewables investment
Renewables Now Argentina’s new market rules enabling private power purchase agreements (PPAs) could lead to as much as USD 6 billion (EUR 5 bn) in investment in the country’s renewable power sector over the next three years and the addition of 4 GW of capacity. These are estimates by Argentina’s energy ministry according to a press release by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), …
New rules may trigger $6bn in spending into RE in Argentina
Recharge news New market rules to allow large power users in Argentina to directly meet their renewable power obligations through private supply contracts could trigger up to $6bn in investments over the next three years, and lead to the installation of around 4GW in new generation capacity, the country’s energy ministry says. “Renewable power development today occupies a central place in Argentina’s …
New market rules set to enable US$ 6bn in investment in Argentina’s renewable power sector
-Government, industry to discuss implications of rules at seminar in Buenos Aires 1 September Haga clic aquí para la versión en Español Buenos Aires, 1 September. New market rules which will allow large power users to directly meet their renewable power obligations through private supply contracts could lead to up to US$ 6 bn being invested in Argentina’s energy sector …
GWEC’s Dyrholm: Brazil to remain renewables leader
Recharge news Despite current uncertainties affecting the Brazilian wind power sector, the industry’s long-term outlook is solid and the country will remain a leading force in the global renewable energy market a decade from now, according to Morten Dyrholm, chair of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). “You are going through a period of turmoil, but Brazil will emerge and continue to …
Latin America can be a global wind power — given the right set of policies
Recharge news dailies BWP Since the end of 2012, Latin American wind has grown fourfold, rising to almost 20GW  today. Total installed capacity may not have surpassed 1GW until 2011, but by 2014, annual additions reached 4GW per year. But growth has been uneven in the region due to different national policies, with 80% of the wind capacity installed in Brazil and Mexico. The deployment of wind energy in the region …
India to embark on offshore wind journey
Recharge news In 2014, a group of India officials visited the WindEnergy Hamburg industry event in Germany, to get a close-up view of the technology and companies driving Europe’s burgeoning offshore wind sector.  They were impressed of what they saw recalls Steve Sawyer, head of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which helped to organise the fact-finding mission. But they also got …
Wind Powering Canada to a Low-Carbon Future
Wind Systems Within the past 11 years, Canada has built more wind-energy capacity than any other form of energy generation. Globally, wind energy is one of the fastest growing major sources of new electricity around the world, with installations of more than 55,000 MW of clean, reliable wind power in 2016 alone. More than 80 countries have now installed wind-energy facilities. The …
India’s wind capacity could grow more than expected
Windpower monthly  INDIA: Wind power could make up 14% of India’s renewable energy use by 2030 with a quarter of the country’s power needs being met by green sources, according to a new report. Wind power capacity in the country could be ramped up to 185GW — an eight-fold increase over 15 years from 2015 — analysis by the International Renewable Energy …
Global Wind Energy Insight: A 2017 Mid-Year Update
Renewable Energy World According to the latest Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) figures, clean energy investments during second quarter of 2017 reached US$64.8 billion globally, up 21 percent from the first quarter this year. Of that amount, wind energy accounted for US$26.2 billion in new investments over the second quarter. Across key individual markets, there are nearly 14 GW of wind capacity under construction, as the …
WindEconomics: Reports put wind share at 7-30% by 2035-40
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: In its New Energy Outlook 2017, published in June, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggested $3,300 billion would be spent on investments in wind energy between now and 2040. Investments in 2016 were estimated at $107 billion, so the annual amount coming in is expected to rise. BNEF expects investment in wind to grow faster than for solar. By 2040, …
Kansas joins elite ‘5GW wind club’ as big projects come on line
Recharge Kansas has become the fifth US state with more than 5GW of operating wind capacity thanks to the recent completion of several large projects, and the economic benefits that come with wind development continue to multiply, a state official says. So far this year three major wind farms have crossed the finish line in Kansas, including Infinity Wind Power’s 280MW Western …
Europe adds 6.1 GW of wind energy capacity in first half of 2017
WindEurope releases H1 wind energy statistics  BRUSSELS, 27 JULY 2017 – 6.1 GW of extra wind energy capacity was installed in Europe in the first half of 2017, according to figures released today by WindEurope. The figure puts Europe on course for a bumper year for installations, although hides some worrying trends. A total of 4.8 GW of onshore wind capacity was installed …
In the US, researchers are working on vast wind turbines taller than the Eiffel Tower
CNBC Researchers in the U.S. are designing and looking to develop 50 megawatt (MW) wind turbines with “extreme-scale blades” 200 meters in length. To put things in perspective, if built, they will be taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor (SUMR) project is being led by researchers at the University of Virginia. In 2015 the project …
A global view of the wind industry
PES Wind Coming off a record year in 2015, where a ‘perfect storm’ of circumstances pushed the Chinese market to 30 GW and the global market past 60 GW, 2016 was a solid if mostly unspectacular year for the wind power industry. More than 54 GW of clean renewable power was installed across the global market, which now comprises more …
Goldwind enters Philippines with 132MW turbine order
Recharge Chinese wind giant Goldwind has entered the Philippines market with a 132MW supply deal, the company said. The OEM will supply 53 of its GW 109/2500 machines plus O&M services to the Pasuquin wind power project in Luzon Island. The company said the order, secured in the second quarter of this year, will also mark the first deployment of Chinese turbines in …
Top wind turbine companies
Energy Business Review Wind energy is one of the fastest-growing clean sources of electricity in the world. Since wind is one of the most abundantly available and cost-effective energy resources makes it a viable alternative to the fossil fuels. Furthermore, unlike fossil fuels which are non-renewable and cause pollution, wind farms do not emit any pollutants into the environment during their operation. As …
Siemens Gamesa to supply DONG Energy with 94 8-megawatt wind turbines
CNBC Siemens Gamesa has announced it has signed an agreement with DONG Energy to supply 94 wind turbines – amounting to 752 megawatts – for the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind power plant. The facility, being developed in Dutch waters, is set to be commissioned in 2020 and will provide enough power to meet the yearly energy needs of one million …
DONG Energy inaugurates two offshore wind farms with total capacity of 582 megawatts
CNBC DONG Energy has announced the inauguration of the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms. The wind farms are situated 45 kilometers off the coast of Germany, and construction on the project began in 2015. The announcement was made earlier this week, with DONG Energy saying that the wind farms – with 97 turbines and a total capacity of 582 …
Global Wind Energy Insight: Offshore Breakthrough
Renewable Energy World ‘A remarkable achievement,’ is the only thing I can say about where the European offshore wind industry finds itself today. It has taken a lot longer and cost a lot more money and effort than we thought back in the late ’90s, but the industry has exceeded its pricing targets by a significant margin and well ahead of …
Opinion: Offshore wind is making waves globally
Energy Voice Driven by technological advancements and falling costs, the number of offshore wind projects is rapidly increasing – which is making an impact across the global renewables energy market. Luisina Berberian, associate director, Infrastructure Finance Ratings, S&P Global Ratings, considers the factors driving offshore wind projects, as well as the challenges they are yet to overcome. Global investment in offshore wind …
Global Wind Day 2017: Photo contest winners
AWEA blog In celebration of Global Wind Day, the Global Wind Energy Council announced the winners of its photo contest earlier today. The winners took some seriously impressive shots. “A unique, first of its kind 73.2 MW wind farm on a small and uninhabited Greek island called Agios Georgios. Agios Georgios is the only onshore wind farm with offshore characteristics to be …
Global Wind Day 2017: Photo contest winners
Reve In celebration of Global Wind Day, the Global Wind Energy Council announced the winners of its photo contest earlier today. The winners took some seriously impressive shots. Here are the photos that came out on top, along with a description of their subjects: “A unique, first of its kind 73.2 MW wind farm on a small and uninhabited Greek island called Agios …
Ramboll grabs order for 300-MW Chinese offshore wind farm
Renewables Now Danish engineering consultancy Ramboll has won a contract to design the turbine foundations for a 300-MW offshore wind farm of Beijing-based State Power Investment Corp (SPIC). The deal was awarded by Huadong Engineering Corp, Ramboll said on Thursday. It includes a detailed design of the 75 mono-pile wind turbine foundations, as well as geotechnical studies, numerical modelling of waves, currents and …
Wind leads in new power generation in Europe and other countries
Greentech Lead Wind power has become a major driver for a sustainable energy future, GWEC said. Wind power is already the least-cost option for new power capacity in rapidly increasing number of markets.
GWEC celebrates 500GW on Global Wind Day
Windpower Monthly Leading trade bodies, led by the Global Wind Energy Council, have celebrated reaching 500GW installed capacity world wide, on Global Wind Day 2017. “Wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world,” GWEC said in a joint statement with WindEurope. “In 2016 alone, $112.5 billion was invested in wind power …
Capturing the power on Global Wind Day
Recharge news Wind power is leading from the front as a main source of new energy generation around the world, with $112.5bn invested last year alone and – as of 15 June, Global Wind Day (GWD) 2017 – over 500GW of turbines turning.  The sector, which now employs 1.2 million people, making it one of the fastest growing industrial segments in the world, …
Global Wind Day: celebrating South African wind industry achievements
ESI Africa South Africa joins countries across the globe to celebrate Global Wind Day 2017, explains the South African Wind power Association (SAWEA). The South African wind energy industry joins countries across the globe to celebrate Global Wind Day 2017.  This worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June, is a day for re-considering wind, and the power it holds to reshape …
Wind power now at 32GW and marching towards 75GW and beyond – Global Wind Day in India
June 15th is celebrated as “Global Wind Day” – 500 GW is installed worldwide and India ranks fourth in the World after China, USA, Germany with 32 GW as of March 2017 We salute the Government of India to fix a target of 75 GW of Wind Power by 2022 and this is achievable given the technology and manufacturing capability by …
Wind Power leading the charge to drive out fossils
-Wind power has crossed the 500GW milestone – Global Wind Day 2017  15 June, Brussels. Today we celebrate Global Wind Day. With over 500GW installed worldwide, wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world. In 2016 alone $112.5 billion were invested in wind power globally, and the industry now …
GLOBAL WIND DAY CELEBRATES INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENTS AND BENEFITS COMMUNITIES
South Africa joins countries across the globe to celebrate Global Wind Day 2017.  This worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June, is a day for re-considering wind, and the power it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economy and boost jobs and growth. In more than 80 countries worldwide, wind farms generate clean and renewable power, and South …
Global Wind Day 2017: Discover the power of wind energy
Climate Action Global Wind Day is observed across the world every year on the 15 June to raise awareness of the role of wind power in reshaping our energy systems, decarbonising our economies and boosting growth and jobs. Global Wind Day is a coordinated action between WindEurope and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in addition to a number of national associations, which seeks to …
Major pros and cons of wind energy
Energy Business Review Wind energy is one of the major renewable energy sources with a huge potential. It is estimated to play a key role in reducing our dependence of fossil fuels for power generation. In recent years, wind energy sector has witnessed a rapid growth, underpinned by technological advancements. Wind turbine manufacturers are rolling out new designs to increase energy output …
The risks of zero-subsidy offshore wind
Recharge news The energy world was stunned in April when 1.38GW of German offshore wind was won at tender with zero-subsidy bids, meaning that the three projects will rely solely on the wholesale electricity price when commissioned in 2024-25. The two winning utilities, Denmark’s Dong Energy and Germany’s EnBW, have not revealed their cost projections, but analysts have calculated that the projects’ …
China’s clean power waste continues to drop
ECNS The curtailment rates of both wind and solar power continue to drop this year, a result of enhanced efforts to increase the efficient use of renewable power, according to the largest utility company in China. In recent years, China has been investing more than any other country in wind and solar power, but the mismatch between power generation and utilization has …
Fighting for wind
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: Following his tenth anniversary as secretary-general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Steve Sawyer reflects on the progress wind power has made and its hopes and expectations for the future in conversation with David Weston. Steve Sawyer, secretary-general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), celebrated a decade at the head of the industry’s overarching trade body in …
Trump seeks new deal over Paris – reaction
Windpower Monthly The president has announced the US plans to trigger the withdrawal process of the UN COP21 Paris climate change agreement, and renegotiate its contribution to the deal. Trump’s intention to quit the climate change deal has been highly rumoured this week.  He said the agreement gave the US a “bad deal” and benefited other countries over the US.  “In order to fulfil …
Wasted green power tests China’s energy leadership
WTOP Its efforts to cut pollution have made China the world leader in renewable energy development, yet that green power has been wasted as the country struggles to integrate wind and solar farms into an outdated and balkanized electricity network dominated by coal.  The problem threatens to slow China’s progress in clearing its air and controlling the greenhouse gas emissions that …
Six Things You Didn’t Know About the Offshore Wind Power Sector
PowerMag.com The world’s offshore wind sector, which has been at near-standstill in the U.S. owing to high costs and technical limitations, is poised to see a fierce developmental gust that can be attributed to several factors. While much of the enthusiasm at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA’s) WINDPOWER 2017 annual event in Anaheim, Calif., was focused on onshore wind technology and …
Interview with Steve Sawyer
Renewable Watch  On the back of the revised wind power potential, India’s commitment at the Paris Conference of the Parties (COP21) and the target to achieve 60GW of installed capacity by 2022, the wind sector is poised to experience high growth over the next few years. Globally, India is the fourht biggest wind energy market attracting investments from around the world. …
Solar overtakes wind in global annual additions for first time: SPE
Recharge News Almost 42% more PV capacity was installed than wind around the world in 2016, according to SolarPower Europe and GWEC figures Solar power shot past wind as the fastest growing renewable-energy technology for the first time last year, according to a new report by SolarPower Europe (SPE). SPE’s Global Market Outlook 2017 shows that 76.6GW of solar was installed around the …
PARIS AGREEMENT Will the G-7 meeting be a Kyoto Protocol redux?
E&E News Here’s the scenario: A few months into the new administration of a climate-skeptical Republican president, with the fate of an ambitious U.N. climate change agreement in the balance, the leaders of the world’s biggest industrialized countries head to Italy for a high-profile summit. It’s a story the world has seen before. With the 43rd Group of Seven talks about to get …
Renewable energy jobs could reach 24 million by 2030, report
Climate Action Programme The number of people employed in the renewable energy sector across the globe could rise to 24 million by 2030, according to the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, was released on Wednesday 24 May and details that renewable energy employed 9.8 million people around the …
The Wind Beneath India’s Renewable Energy Wings
Huffingtonpost India The mood was buoyant at the recently held Windergy India 2017 conference in New Delhi. Industry leaders, regulators and government officials were unanimous in predicting a bright outlook for the wind power sector that has been growing at a breakneck speed in recent times. The importance of the Indian wind market was underlined by the fact that the Global Wind …
Big Investments Breathe New Life into Wind Energy
Energy & Capital It’s important to know when to cut your losses, no matter how big your investments are. Of course, if they’re worth several billion dollars, the issue becomes a little more pressing. This is the kind of problem energy industries all over the world must consider when looking into valuable but still-developing renewable technologies. On one hand, it’s a no-brainer: more renewables …
Core Cleantech: Driving Wind Costs Down
Cleantech Group The wind power sector has been somewhat overshadowed by the unprecedented drop in the cost of solar power in recent years. This blog looks to bring wind back into the picture. In certain geographies, this type of renewable energy generation has immense advantages, and thus also innovation opportunities. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its annual report, and …
From China to the US: Ten wind energy powerhouses
CNBC The Global Wind Energy Council recently revealed that more than 54 gigawatts (GW) of wind power was installed in 2016, with cumulative capacity hitting 486.8 GW.  Here, CNBC’s Sustainable Energy looks at ten of the world’s wind energy powerhouses, according to the Global Wind Energy Council’s Global Wind Report 2016. The figures are in megawatts (MW), and represent cumulative capacity in December 2016. 
Is Climate Change Real?
GineersNow “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”  – Upton Sinclair I’m not going to spend time on the physics or the evidence of climate change. To be clear, we’re talking about a) the measurement of the physical changes in the biosphere, cryosphere and the oceans over the past 150 …
China, Chile, India are top emerging markets for wind
Renewables Now China, Chile and India are the top three emerging markets for wind companies, according to the Emerging Markets Attractiveness Index in a new report by A Word About Wind. Mexico, which will soon hold a third auction for clean power, and Ethiopia rank fourth and fifth, respectively. The attractiveness index of the top 20 markets is based on an analysis of …
Starka utsikter för vindkraft
 Vindkraftcentrum.se Det konstaterar Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) i en rapport som publicerades idag. Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) släppte idag i Dehli Indien sin publikation Global Wind Report med den  årliga marknadsuppdateringen . Mer än 54 GW ren förnybar vindkraft installerades på den globala marknaden 2016, som nu omfattar mer än 90 länder, varav nio med mer än 10 000 MW …
Eolico, boom della produzione mondiale nei prossimi anni: +65%
Azur Energia I dati sono del Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). A trainare la crescita sarà la Cina, seguita da India e Brasile. Europa leader nell’offshore. La capacità produttiva del settore eolico mondiale  aumenterà del 65% fra il 2016 e il 2021, da 478 GW a più di 800. Lo rende noto l’annuale report di  Global Wind Energy Council …
[기타]세계풍력에너지협회(GWEC), 중국 풍력에너지 시장 주도 전망
SBS CNBC 세계풍력에너지협회(GWEC)는 지난해 54기가와트(GW) 이상의 신규 풍력발전소단지가 건설됐으며 누적 생산능력은 12% 이상 증가한 486.8GW를 기록했다고 발표했다. GWEC가 25일(현지시간) 발표한 연간 시장 업데이트 보고서에 따르면 올해 60GW 이상의 신규풍력 발전소단지가 건설될 예정이다. 이로써 2021년 말까지 누적 설치용량은 800GW 이상에 달할 것으로 예상된다.  GWEC는 지난해 23GW를 설치한 중국이 모든 시장을 주도하면서 아시아가 풍력에너지 성장을 이끌 것이라고 말했다. GWEC는 2020년까지 아시아 …
Buenas perspectivas para la energía eólica: 800 GW en 2021 según GWEC
FuturEnergy El Consejo Mundial de la Energía Eólica (GWEC) ha publicado su principal publicación Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update. En 2016 se instalaron en todo el mundo más de 54 GW de energía eólica, que ahora se extiende por más de 90 países, incluyendo 9 con más de 10.000 MW instalados y 29 que han superado la marca de 1.000 …
GWEC:中国继续引领风能发电市场
China Climate Change Info 据CNBC文章,全球风能委员会数据(GWEC)最新发布的报告称,2016年亚洲风力发电增加了54兆瓦,发电产能累计增长12%以上,达到486.8兆瓦。   上周二全球风能委员会发布的报告称,预计今年亚洲的风力发电产能将增加近60兆瓦,预计到2021年底亚洲风力发电的产能将会达到800兆瓦以上。   全球风能委员会称,亚洲的风能发电量将会大幅增加。而2016年中国的风能发电量增加了23兆瓦。
GWEC: Η Κίνα συνεχίζει να ηγείται παγκόσμιας αγοράς αιολικής ενέργειας
WorldEnergy News H  GWEC προβλέπει την εγκατάσταση περίπου 60 GW αιολικών φέτος, με την εγκατεστημένη ισχύ να φθάνει τα 800 GW μέχρι τα τέλη του 2021. Πάνω από 54 gigawatts (GW) αιολικής ενέργειας εγκαταστάθηκαν το 2016 και η αθροιστική ισχύς αυξήθηκε κατά περισσότερο από 12% για να φτάσει στα 486,8 GW, σύμφωνα με νέα έκθεση του  Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) που …
GWEC: Αιολικά 54GW εγκαταστάθηκαν διεθνώς το 2016
EnergyIn Πάνω από 54 γιγαβάτ νέων αιολικών εγκαταστάθηκαν πέρυσι διεθνώς σύμφωνα με τα στοιχεία του Παγκόσμιου Συμβουλίου Αιολικής Ενέργειας (GWEC). Σύμφωνα με την ετήσια έκθεσή του GWEC για τον κλάδο, υπάρχουν πλέον εννέα χώρες με εγκαταστάσεις άνω των 10 γιγαβάτ και 29 χώρες με περισσότερα από 1 γιγαβάτ. Η συνολική εγκατεστημένη ισχύς σημείωσε αύξηση κατά 12,6% στα 486,8 γιγαβάτ. «Τα αιολικά …
GWEC: ‘China is stuwende kracht achter windenergie’
DuurzaamBedrijfsleven De Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) stelt in zijn jaarlijkse rapport over windenergie, Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, dat China de stuwende kracht is en blijft achter de opkomst van windenergie. In 2016 werd wereldwijd meer dan 54 gigawatt aan nieuwe capaciteit geïnstalleerd. Hierdoor groeide de totale capaciteit aan windenergie met 12,6 procent, naar ruim 486 gigawatt. Windturbines zijn …
The world is on course for 800 GW of wind energy capacity by 2021
Energy Digital The proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was revealed that more than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market last year – and the latest research suggests that overall capacity could reach 800GW within the next five years. The market itself is growing too, …
Graph of the Day: Wind capacity set to nearly double in 5 years
RenewEconomy While the large-scale solar market continues to wow, a new report has forecast a near doubling of the world’s installed wind power capacity in the next five years, citing new policy pushes in China and India – and a “roaring back”to form from Australia. In its Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, published on Tuesday in Delhi, the Global Wind Energy …
Wind energy successfully competing with heavily subsidized sources – GWEC
Offgrid Nigeria Wind power is doing just fine and competing magnificently against other heavily subsidized power sources, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has said. GWEC said in its flagship publication, ‘Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update,’ which it released on Tuesday in New Delhi India, that there is a strong outlook for wind power which should reach generation capacity …
GWEC: Η Κίνα συνεχίζει να ηγείται στην παγκόσμια αγορά αιολικής ενέργειας – Στα 486,8 GW η ισχύς
BankingNews H GWEC προβλέπει την εγκατάσταση περίπου 60 GW αιολικών φέτος, με την εγκατεστημένη ισχύ να φθάνει τα 800 GW μέχρι τα τέλη του 2021 Πάνω από 54 gigawatts (GW) αιολικής ενέργειας εγκαταστάθηκαν το 2016 και η αθροιστική ισχύς αυξήθηκε κατά περισσότερο από 12% για να φτάσει στα 486,8 GW, σύμφωνα με νέα έκθεση του Global Wind Energy Council …
GWEC: ‘China drijvende kracht achter groei windenergie’
FluxEnergie Windenergie groeit de komende vijf jaar met 65 procent en China zal de de drijvende kracht zijn achter die groei. Aldus verwacht de internationale koepel van de sector, de Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).  De GWEC doet zijn voorspellingen in het Global Wind Report 2016. Uit een bericht van Mo.be ‘(…)In 2016 werden voor 54 gigawatt aan nieuwe windmolens gebouwd. De totale capaciteit van windenergie steeg …
GWEC Annual Wind Power Update, Short Term Forecast More than 800 GW Globally by 2021
Renewable Energy World We have just released our Global Wind Report — Annual Market Update at Windergy in Delhi, detailing how in 2016, more than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including nine with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 which have now passed the 1,000-MW mark. Cumulative capacity …
Under2 Coalition Membership Grows, Reports Spread Optimism About Renewable Energies
International Institute for Sustainable Development The Under2 Coalition has welcomed three new members, and reports have brought news on increased renewables capacity, pointing to China and India as emerging leaders in the renewable energy transition. This climate change mitigation update includes news on these developments, which contribute to achieving Sustainable Development (SDG) 7 (clean and affordable energy) and 13 …
Wind power leads the way towards global clean energy future
Infrastructure news Africa is heading for a big year in the renewable energy space, with Kenya, South Africa and Morocco pegged as the countries that will expand on its wind power the greatest. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its flagship publication Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update. The report indicated that more than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power …
GWEC Annual Wind Power Update, Short Term Forecast More than 800 GW Globally by 2021
Renewable Energy World We have just released our Global Wind Report — Annual Market Update at Windergy in Delhi, detailing how in 2016, more than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including nine with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 which have now passed the 1,000-MW mark. Cumulative capacity …
Good Forecast Ahead
PES Wind Overall, the wind industry globally started the year in good shape, with solid prospects for 2017 and beyond. Although we didn’t reach the 60 GW mark in 2016, largely because China ‘only’ installed 23 GW instead of last year’s phenomenal 30 GW, the industry chalked up 12.6% growth in cumulative capacity; with a 54.6 GW market leading to a total  capacity at the end …
There will always be market vagaries, but wind remains strong and positive
Recharge news 5 MINUTES | The global wind power industry looks hale, with 54GW added in 2016 and expectations of an annual 75GW market from 2021, says GWEC chief Steve Sawyer The wind industry added a further 54GW of plant to the grid around the world last year, with turbines in more than 90 countries making up a generating base of 486.8GW, …
India’s wind power capacity crosses 32 GW mark, says IWTMA
India Today Industry body Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) today said the wind power generation capacity in the country has crossed 32 GW mark. However, according to the Central Electricity Authoritys (CEA) monthly report for March 2017, the installed wind power generation capacity is around 28.7 GW, lower than the ITWMA estimates. Indias installed wind power generation capacity has crossed 32 GW …
Wind power passes inflexion point in India
India Climate Dialogue The mood was buoyant at the Windergy India 2017 conference held in New Delhi this week. Industry leaders, regulators and government officials were unanimous in predicting a bright outlook for the wind power sector that has been growing at a breakneck speed in recent times. The importance of the Indian wind market was underlined by the fact that the Global …
3-day Windergy meet saw participation of 800 global delegates
Energy Next Railways has chalked out a macro & micro plan for wind power contribution, says minister Suresh Prabhu. India’s well-developed wind power industry today meets all the requisites to attain the country’s energy security goals. To deliberate on various perspectives of the world’s fourth largest wind market – India, over 800 delegates from different parts of the world and within the …
Global wind power capacity to surpass 800 GW by 2021
Climate Action Programme A new report issued by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) details more than 54 gigawatts (GW) of wind power were installed in 2016, with total capacity expected to reach over 800 GW by 2021. Released on Tuesday 25 April, the GWEC’s “Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update” reports that cumulative capacity grew by more than 12 per cent …
Kenya: Report Lists Kenya Among Top in Wind Energy Investment
AllAfrica Kenya is among the countries poised to lead in wind energy investment in Africa this year according to a new report. Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the international trade association for the wind power industry, says Kenya is setting the pace in the region in the use of wind as a renewable source of energy …
Global wind capacity forecast to hit 800GW by 2021
Energy Live News Global wind capacity is forecast to reach 800GW by 2021. A new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) predicts 2017 alone will see more than 60GW of new wind installations, rising to an annual market of about 75GW by 2021. More than 54GW of wind power was put into place in 2016, cumulative capacity increasing by 12.6% to reach a …
Report lists Kenya among top in wind energy investment
Daily Nation Kenya is among the countries poised to lead in wind energy investment in Africa this year according to a new report. Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the international trade association for the wind power industry, says Kenya is setting the pace in the region in the use of wind as a renewable source of energy by initiating the generation of …
India the next big thing in global wind? You wouldn’t bet against it
Recharge “Can India be the next big wind power growth market?” That was the question posed by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) chief Steve Sawyer – a man who knows more than most about the ups and downs of wind markets – as he launched the industry body’s latest update against the backdrop of Windergy 2017. This week’s event in New Delhi boasted …
GWEC prevé que se instalarán unos 60.000 MW eólicos en el mundo en 2017
Somos Eolicos El Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica (GWEC) prevé que se instalarán alrededor de 60.000 MW eólicos en el mundo en 2017 y que la instalación anual subirá a unos 75.000 MW anuales en 2021, año en el que espera que los megavatios eólicos totales lleguen a 800.000, lo que supondría prácticamente doblar la potencia actual, según indica el Global …
China Leading Global Wind Energy Market
Financial Tribune Over 54 gigawatts (GW) of wind power were installed in 2016 and cumulative capacity grew by more than 12% to hit 486.8 GW, according to a new report from global trade association, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Released on Tuesday, the GWEC’s Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update forecasts nearly 60 GW of wind installations this year, with cumulative …
India’s wind power capacity crosses 32 GW mark, says IWTMA
Infraline Energy Industry body Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) today said the wind power generation capacity in the country has crossed 32 GW mark. However, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) monthly report for March 2017, the installed wind power generation capacity is around 28.7 GW, lower than the ITWMA estimates.India’s installed wind power generation capacity has crossed 32 …
India’s wind power generation capacity crosses the 32 gw mark: IWTMA Becomes 4th largest country in terms of installed wind power capacity
Industry Outlook According to Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA), the wind power generation capacity of the country has crossed 32 gigawatt (gw). As per media reports, India is at the fourth position after China, the US and Germany, in terms of installed wind capacity. The government is set to add 5-6 megawatt (mw) of wind capacity each year to achieve the …
India’s wind power capacity crosses 32 GW mark, says IWTMA
Business Standard Industry body Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) on Tuesday said the wind power generation capacity in the country has crossed 32 GW mark. However, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) monthly report for March 2017, the installed wind power generation capacity is around 28.7 GW, lower than the ITWMA estimates. India’s installed wind power generation capacity …
India’s wind power capacity crosses 32 GW mark, says IWTMA
Daily News & Analysis  Industry body Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) today said the wind power generation capacity in the country has crossed 32 GW mark. However, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) monthly report for March 2017, the installed wind power generation capacity is around 28.7 GW, lower than the ITWMA estimates. India’s installed wind power generation capacity has crossed …
6 GW of wind capacity to be auctioned this year
The Hindu Business Line India will see 6 GW of wind power capacity auctioned in the current year, Rajeev Kapoor, Secretart, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, said today. Speaking at Windergy 2017 conference here, Kapoor said that 2 MW will be tendered out by the govt company, SECI, in a month.  Part of the other 4 GW would be bid out by …
Report: Global installed wind capacity poised to hit 800 GW by end of 2021
SmartBrief The world’s total installed wind capacity is poised to hit 800 gigawatts by the end of 2021, up from nearly 487 GW at the end of last year, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. “Wind power is now successfully competing with heavily subsidized incumbents across the globe, building new industries, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and leading the …
Global Wind Capacity Could Reach 80 GW by 2021
Power Engineering A new study by the Global Wind Energy Council suggests global wind power capacity could reach 800 GW by 2021, Power Engineering International reported. The trade group revealed global wind capacity grew by 54 GW installed in 90 countries last year. To date 29 countries have more than 1 GW of wind, and five have at least 10 GW.
Global wind power capacity to reach 800GW by 2021, says GWEC
Tech Investor News The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) estimates that the cumulative installed wind power capacity could be more than 800GW globally by 2021.
Global wind power installation expected to touch 800GW by 2021: GWEC report
Live Mint Global wind power installation is expected to touch 800GW by 2021 from 490GW, led by Asian economies like China and India, says a new report released on Tuesday by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, released in Delhi, said more than 54GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market …
Strong Outlook For Wind Power – 800GW by 2021 Says GWEC
India Pages “Wind power is now successfully competing with heavily subsidized incumbents across the globe, building new industries, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and leading the way towards a clean energy future” says Global Wind Energy Council Secretary General Steve Sawyer, adding “We are well into a period of disruptive change, moving away from power systems centered on a few …
More Than 54 Gigawatts Of New Wind Power Installed In 2016, Competing With “Subsidized Incumbents”
Clean Technica The annual report from the Global Wind Energy Council was published on Tuesday, revealing that more than 54 gigawatts of new wind energy was installed during 2016, and that the technology is now competing with “heavily subsidized incumbents across the globe.” The landmark Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update report was published on Tuesday by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the …
China continues to lead global wind energy market, says new report
CNBC Over 54 gigawatts (GW) of wind power were installed in 2016 and cumulative capacity grew by more than 12 percent to hit 486.8 GW, according to a new report from global trade association, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Released on Tuesday, the GWEC’s Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update forecasts nearly 60 GW of wind installations this year, with cumulative …
India’s wind power capacity crosses 32 GW mark, says IWTMA
The Economic Times Industry body Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) today said the wind power generation capacity in the country has crossed 32 GW mark. However, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) monthly report for March 2017, the installed wind power generation capacity is around 28.7 GW, lower than the ITWMA estimates. India’s installed wind power generation …
Rising Wind Power Growth to Be Led by China Over Next Five Years
Jakarta Globe China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind Energy Council said on Tuesday (25/04). Cumulative wind energy capacity was 487 gigawatts at the end of 2016, a 12.6 percent rise from the year before and should grow by …
Windkraft wird global massiv zulegen
Swiss Cleantech Delhi – Die installierte globale Windkraftkapazität wird von heute knapp 500 Gigawatt auf 800 Gigawatt 2021 steigen. Windkraft sei im Wettbewerb mit Kohlestrom und Atomstrom nun konkurrenzfähig, heisst es vom Global Wind Energy Council. Der Ausbau der Windkraft wird sich in den kommenden Jahren nochmals beschleunigen, erwartet der Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Laut seinem in Delhi vorgestellten jährlichen „Global …
Rising wind power growth to be led by China over next five years
Busines Insider China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind Energy Council said on Tuesday. Cumulative wind energy capacity was 487 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2016, a 12.6 percent rise from the year before and should grow by …
Price breakthrough positions offshore wind for growth worldwide
Offshore Wind Journal The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says the steep decline in the cost of offshore wind energy is attracting the attention of countries outside Europe, which leads the way in its development. GWEC says a rolling five-year forecast for wind energy as a whole will see almost 60GW of new wind installations in 2017 and a cumulative installed capacity …
Vers un quasi-doublement de la capacité éolienne mondiale en 2021 [GWEC]
Green Univers Le Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) prévoit que la capacité éolienne totale installée dans le monde (terrestre et marin) en 2021 atteindra 817 GW, contre 486,7 GW fin 2016. La croissance sera tirée par le continent asiatique, avec 357 GW de puissance installée. La Chine va continuer à mener la course en tête mais l’Inde devrait effectuer un rattrapage spectaculaire. …
A Look At The Current Global Wind Market – And What’s To Come
North American Windpower More than 54 GW of wind energy was installed across the global market in 2016, according to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which says the market now comprises more than 90 countries, including nine with more than 10 GW installed and 29 over the 1 GW mark. In addition, cumulative capacity grew by 12.6% …
Strong outlook for wind power
WindTech International The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update. More than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including 9 with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 which have now passed the 1,000 MW mark. Cumulative capacity grew by …
Cyclical slowdowns to blame for 2016 dip
Windpower Monthly The industry faced a year of consolidation in 2016 according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in its 2016 Global Wind Report, released in India today. The trade body said “cyclical and political related slowdowns” in key markets such as China, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and Canada meant the industry failed to match its 63.6GW+ total from 2015. GWEC said …
Rising wind power growth to be led by China over next five years
Reuters China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind Energy Council said on Tuesday. Cumulative wind energy capacity was 487 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2016, a 12.6 percent rise from the year before and should grow by almost …
Rising wind power growth to be led by China over next five years
Energy Industry Today China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind Energy Council said on Tuesday.Cumulative wind energy capacity was 487 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2016, a 12.6 percent rise from the year before and should grow …
GWEC prevé que se instalarán 60.000 MW de eólica en el mundo en 2017
Reve El Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica (GWEC) prevé que se instalarán alrededor de 60.000 MW eólicos en el mundo en 2017 y que la instalación anual subirá a unos 75.000 MW anuales en 2021, año en el que espera que los megavatios eólicos totales lleguen a 800.000, lo que supondría prácticamente doblar la potencia actual, según indica el Global Wind …
India’s wind power capacity crosses 32 GW mark, says IWTMA
Outlook India New Delhi, Apr 25 Industry body Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) today said the wind power generation capacity in the country has crossed 32 GW mark. However, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) monthly report for March 2017, the installed wind power generation capacity is around 28.7 GW, lower than the ITWMA estimates.
GWEC forecasts 817 GW of wind power in 2021
Renewables Now The global cumulative installed wind power generation capacity is expected to reach 817 GW in 2021 with Asia leading growth, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says.   Asia is seen to install 153.5 GW in 2017-2021. Deployment in Europe and North America is seen at 73.5 GW and 61.5 GW, respectively, according to the Global Wind Report: Annual Market …
End to Eskom ‘stalemate’ will unleash wind market in 2017 – GWEC
Engineering News The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects a recovery in the deployment of wind projects in South Africa, following a hiatus in 2016 brought about by Eskom’s refusal to enter into power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable-energy projects procured in 2015. In its ‘Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update 2016’, which was released in India on …
Global wind power base grows to nearly 490GW: GWEC report
Recharge The wind industry added a further 54GW of plant to the grid around the world last year, with turbines in more than 90 countries making up an installed generating capacity of 486.8GW, according to figures from the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) latest Global Wind Report. During 2016’s 12.6% growth, nine nations joined the 10GW-plus installed club, and 29 now have …
GWEC: Offshore Wind Set For Global Expansion
offshoreWind.biz Cumulative installed wind power capacity will top 800GW by the end of 2021, with offshore wind establishing a firmer foothold outside Europe in the next several years, according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).  Europe’s steady if unspectacular march towards its 2020 targets has been given a big boost by the year’s most exciting new development: the dramatic price reductions …
Strong Outlook for Wind Power
PRESS RELEASE 800GW by 2021 says GWEC   25 April Delhi – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its flagship publication Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update today. More than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including 9 with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 …
Argentina’s SICA, Spanish cos to make wind towers in Esperanza
Renewables Now SICA Metalurgica Argentina and two Spanish partners will set up wind tower manufacturing capacity in the city of Esperanza under a commercial and industrial agreement signed last week. SICA, TecnoAranda SL and Haizea Wind aim to start producing towers for wind turbines at the end of this year, with an annual capacity of 130 pieces, Esperanza Día por Día reports. …
8th National Renewable Energy Forum, Mongolia
This renewable energy (RE) conference aims at discussing renewable energy activities for the year, including important projects and developments in Mongolia. This annual event will bring together the main actors of the renewable energy sector, including high-level government officials who are eager to put Mongolia on the map, given the very high potential capacity for wind power. Join us …
Elsewedy-Marubeni ink MoU for 500 MW of wind in Egypt
Renewables Now Elsewedy Electric Co (CAI:SWDY) and Marubeni Corp (TYO:8002) last week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for an up to 500-MW wind project. The companies are working in a consortium to build the wind power complex at Gabal Elzeit on the Red Sea coast. The MoU gives them access to the site, so …
Windergy India 2017
As India increasingly turns to clean energy to power its growing economy, wind energy is poised to provide the foundation of the Renewable Energy Program in India. The wind energy sector is India’s largest and most successful renewable energy.  Currently, India has an installed capacity of more than 27 GW of wind energy making it the 4th largest in the …
Strong growth pushes wind close to 500GW
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: Wind power’s record growth in 2015 proved a predictably hard act to follow, but 2016 was the industry’s second best year in terms of new installations worldwide. Windpower Monthly drills down on the numbers to highlight the countries and regions where wind is winning Just short of 55GW of new wind-power capacity was installed worldwide in 2016, according to …
GWEC: Paris, 2017, and opportunities for wind power
Energy Digital The Paris Agreement has officially been ratified by the 55 countries needed to bring it into force. This means there is going to be a global push to reduce global warming to less than 2° C, and ideally below 1.5° C, over the next century. Wind power is going to play a huge part in achieving this goal. Steve Sawyer …
AWEA’s Windpower 2017
WINDPOWER is not niche. WINDPOWER is not alternative. We are not the energy underdogs. WINDPOWER is mainstream. WINDPOWER is big time. WINDPOWER contributed more new electric generating capacity in 2016 than any other source. With over 75 gigawatts of WINDPOWER generating electricity for consumers around the U.S. and a stable business environment resulting from the 5 year extension of the Production …
Brazil Windpower 2017
Brazil Windpower is the biggest event in Latin America dedicated to business development and wind power generation projects in Brazil and Latin America. Taking place from 29-31 August, Brazil Windpower is the ideal meeting place for entrepreneurs, consultants, executives, manufacturers, service providers and professionals in general involved in wind power in the region. Registration for Brazil Windpower 2017 is now open With …
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China Wind Power 2017
China Wind Power (CWP) is one of the most influential events in the wind industry. The event is co-organized by five leading organizations: Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA), Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and China Wind Energy Equipment Association (CWEEA).  The event has hosted 9 editions since its …
Windaba 2017 and WindAc Africa
Windaba 2017 – Wind Power: Building Futures Windaba Conference and Exhibition is the largest wind energy conference on the African continent bringing together some 600 international and domestic decision makers and stakeholders that are active in the region’s wind industry. This year, the 7th edition of Windaba will have as its theme ‘Wind Power: Building Futures’. Windaba is organised annually by SAWEA …
WindEurope Conference and Exhibition 2017
WindEurope’s conference and exhibition will be held from 28-30 November in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  Book your booth early!
China and US lead way with wind power installations
Offshore Visie Last year saw 54.6 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity installed across the planet, with global installed capacity now standing at almost 487 GW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). China installed 23.3 GW of new capacity, a 42.7 percent share of the market. A distant second to China in terms of new capacity was the U.S., where …
Global Wind Energy Insight: Strong Year Ahead
Renewable Energy World Overall, the wind industry globally begins 2017 in good shape, with good prospects for 2017 and beyond. Although we didn’t reach the 60-GW mark in 2016, largely because China ‘only’ installed 23 GW instead of last year’s phenomenal 30 GW, the industry chalked up 12.6 percent growth in cumulative capacity. In addition, China, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, South Africa and …
How Did Wind Energy Perform Globally In 2016?
North American Windpower The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its annual market statistics for 2016, when total global installed wind capacity reached nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the U.S., Germany and India – with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands – the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s record total, says GWEC. “Wind power continues to …
New Interactive Tool Shows “The Evolution Of Wind Power” Around The World
Clean Technica A new interactive web tool created between the Global Wind Energy Council and renewable energy software company Greenbyte allows users to witness “The Evolution of Wind Power” between 1981 and today. The Evolution of Wind Power was created based on data provided by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) tracing the evolution and growth of the world’s wind energy fleet, …
Wind Outlook 2017: A Solid Year Despite Pockets of Global Unrest
Renewable Energy World With more than 1 million people employed in wind, the sector will grow in key markets around the globe. When discussing the outlook for the 2017 wind market, it’s very clear that the wind industry has arrived. Yes, problems remain in many markets across the globe but the fact that wind exists in many markets across the globe means …
China Remains Global Wind Energy Leader, Expands Lead Over US
CleanTechnica China installed a total of 23 gigawatts of wind energy in 2016, nearly half the total 54 gigawatts that was brought online around the world, and continues to expand its lead over its nearest competitors, the United States and Germany. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its annual statistics report for the global wind energy industry this week, revealing that …
China and US lead way with wind power installations, says global energy report
CNBC.com Last year saw 54.6 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity installed across the planet, with global installed capacity now standing at almost 487 GW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). China installed 23.3 GW of new capacity, a 42.7 percent share of the market. A distant second to China in terms of new capacity was the U.S., where 8.2 GW …
Brasil assume o 9º lugar em ranking mundial de energia eólica
Valor O Brasil subiu uma posição e assumiu o nono lugar entre os países com maior capacidade instalada de geração de energia eólica no mundo, de acordo com levantamento do conselho mundial de energia eólica (GWEC, na sigla em inglês). Em 2016, o Brasil alcançou 10,7 mil megawatts (MW) instalados de energia eólica, 2 mil MW a mais do que no …
En 2016, la eólica en la región creció un 23% en capacidad instalada, liderada por Brasil, Chile, México y Uruguay
Energian Renovables America El último informe estadístico del Consejo Global de Energía Eólica (GWEC, por sus siglas en inglés) concluye que durante 2016 se instalaron en Latinoamérica y el Caribe 3,5 GW eólicos, lo que representa poco más del 23% del total de la capacidad que ahora tiene la región, 18,8 GW. Por países, destaca Brasil, que instaló durante el …
54 GW νέας ισχύος αιολικής ενέργειας προστέθηκαν παγκοσμίως το 2016, φθάνοντας συνολικά τα 487 GW
B2Green Το Παγκόσμιο Συμβούλιο Αιολικής Ενέργειας (GWEC) του οποίου εθνικός εκπρόσωπος είναι η Ελληνική Επιστημονική Ένωση Αιολικής Ενέργειας (ΕΛΕΤΑΕΝ), ανακοίνωσε τα παγκόσμια στατιστικά στοιχεία αιολικών εγκαταστάσεων για το 2016. Η Κίνα, οι ΗΠΑ και η Γερμανία κατέχουν τις 3 πρώτες θέσεις και ακολουθούνται από την Ινδία, Βραζιλία, Γαλλία και Τουρκία. Η γειτονική χώρα εγκατέστησε 1,387 MW μόνο το 2016, σχεδόν 60% …
La eólica mundial alcanzó los 486.749 MW en 2016
REVE La capacidad mundial para generar energías renovables con eólica asciende a casi medio millón de megavatios (MW), tras la instalación de 54.600 MW en 2016. China, Estados Unidos, Alemania e India fueron los países con los mejores saldos durante el año anterior y continúan como líderes, confirmó el Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica (Gwec, por sus siglas en inglés).
Wind: 2016 market report by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
Wind: 2016 market report by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its annual market statistics today February 10: the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings …
Global wind energy sector stronger than ever
Post Online Media Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s record total. The Chinese offshore market began what many hope is the sector’s long awaited take-off in 2016, with China passing Denmark to achieve 3rd place in the global offshore rankings, after …
How Did Wind Energy Perform Globally In 2016?
North American Windpower The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its annual market statistics for 2016, when total global installed wind capacity reached nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the U.S., Germany and India – with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands – the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s record total, says GWEC. “Wind power continues to …
全球风能理事会发布《全球风电统计数据2016》
mini.eastday.com 全球风能理事会发布2016年全球风电发展统计数据:2016年全球市场新增容量超过54.6GW, 全球累计容量达到486.7GW。 2016年的风电市场由中国、美国、德国和印度引领, 法国、土耳其和荷兰等国的表现超过预期,尽管在年新增装机上,2016年未能超过创纪录的2015年,但仍然达到了一个相当令人满意的水平。 “风电继续以两位数的速度增长, 我们不能期待一个产业的增长每年都创新纪录”,全球风能理事会秘书长Steve Sawyer说,“中国的装机容量有所下降,这主要是由于2015年风电抢装后的回调,此外电力需求下降和电网消纳风电能力不足也是主要原因。 我们期待2017年风电装机继续增长”。中国海上风电装机容量在2016年大幅增加, 超过丹麦排在全球海上风电装机榜单第三位, 紧随英国和德国。
Industry installed more than 54GW of wind energy in 2016
WindTech International The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its annual market statistics: the 2016 market was more than 54GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and also with strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands. Chinese installations were 23,328MW, less than 2015’s number of 30GW, which was driven by …
La eólica cierra el año 2016 con una potencia instalada en el Mundo de casi medio millón de MW
Expansion La eólica cerró el año 2016 con una potencia total instalada en el mundo de 486.749 megavatios (MW), tras instalarse 54.600 nuevos MW, un 14,1% menos que la cifra récord de 63.633 MW de 2015, según datos del Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica (GWEC). China, Estados Unidos, Alemania e India fueron los países que más potencia instalaron en el año y …
GWEC: Rüzgar enerjisinde 2017’ye daha güçlü bakıyoruz
Borsa Gündem Küresel Rüzgar Enerjisi Konseyi (GWEC) bugün yıllık piyasa istatistiklerini açıkladı. Konsey 2016 piyasasının 54 GW’den daha fazla olduğunu ve bunun toplam küresel kurulu kapasiteyi 487 GW civarına çıkardığını belirtti. Çin, ABD, Almanya ve Hindistan’ın başını çektiği, Fransa, Türkiye ve Hollanda’nın şaşırtıcı derecede güçlü performans gösterdiğini belirten konsey, bununla birlikte küresel piyasasının 2015’in toplam rekorundan daha az olduğuna dikkat çekti. …
Впереди планеты всей: Китай обогнал США в области ветроэнергетики
Regnum.ru Китай следует своему плану по инвестированию в «чистую» энергетику для сокращения выбросов парниковых газов и повышения качества воздуха. По итогам 2016 года в КНР произведено почти в три раза больше мощности от ветряных установок, чем в США. Об этом сегодня, 10 февраля, сообщает агентство Bloomberg со ссылкой на доклад Глобального совета по ветроэнергетике (GWEC). Согласно докладу, Китай возглавил международный список стран …
Weltweit 54 Gigawatt Wind neu installiert
Erneuerbare Energien Der Global Wind Energy Council hat seine jährliche Statistik veröffentlicht: 2016 wurden demnach mehr als 54 Gigawatt (GW) Windleistung neu installiert. Damit sind es nun insgesamt knapp 487 GW. Stärkste Märkte waren China, USA, Deutschland und Indien. Erstaunlich stark waren zudem Frankreich, die Türkei und die Niederlande. Gleichwohl kamen die Installationszahlen 2016 an die des Jahres 2015 nicht heran. Der …
Wind installations fall 14%
reNEWS Global wind installations dropped 14% to 54.6GW last year due to slower growth in China, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Chinese additions dipped to 23.3GW from 30GW due to impending feed-in tariff reductions, while installations in Europe and North America remained stable. This contributed to annual global installations missing the record of 63.6GW achieved in 2015. GWEC said cumulative wind capacity …
Global capacity nears 500GW
Windpower Monthly The global wind industry added 54GW of new wind capacity in 2016, taking the worldwide total to 487GW, according to the latest annual figures from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The total is a 13% fall on the record year in 2015, with most regions installing less in 2016 than the previous year. Only Europe improved slightly on its 2015 …
GWEC statistics: wind power market continues to grow
Sun & Wind Energy The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics (link is external): the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global wind power market 2016 was nonetheless less …
China Widens Wind Power Lead Over U.S., World With Another 23 GW
Bloomberg China installed almost three times more wind power than the U.S. last year, continuing its clean-energy investment blitz to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase air quality. China led new global wind-power installations with 23.3 gigawatts, compared with 8.2 gigawatts in second-place U.S., according to a report published Friday by the Global Wind Energy Council. About 54.6 gigawatts of new turbines …
GWEC says Argentina should award at least 1 GW of wind contracts this year
Renewables Now Feb 9 (Renewables Now) – The government of Argentina should award wind power contracts for no less than 1 GW of capacity during upcoming tenders in 2017, the Global Wind Energy Council’s Latin America Committee chairman, Ramon Fiestas, told Renewables Now. “This is the capacity that should be awarded during this year in order to fulfill the goals set by …
Global Offshore Wind Capacity Reaches 14.4GW in 2016
Offshorewind.biz 2,219MW of installed offshore wind capacity was added worldwide in 2016, bringing the total to 14,384MW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). 2016 brought a significant slowdown in momentum when compared to the record-breaking 2015 when 3,443MW of installed capacity was added, almost two thirds of which was commissioned in Germany. However, 2017 is expected to top the 2015 numbers, with …
World adds 54.6GW of wind in 2016 as China growth slows: GWEC
Recharge The world installed 54.6GW of wind capacity in 2016 as new additions were dragged down by slower growth in China, said the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Last year’s global installation figure – down from 63.5GW in 2015 – includes 23.3GW of new Chinese wind, down from 30GW the year before. GWEC secretary general Steve Sawyer said: “Wind power continues to grow …
Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers
The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today: the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s record total. “Wind power continues …
Wind in power: 2016 European statistics
Europe installed 12.5 GW of gross additional wind capacity in 2016. This was 3% less than the new installations in 2015. With a total installed capacity of 153.7 GW, wind energy now overtakes coal as the second largest form of power generation capacity in Europe. 2016 annual figures 12.5 GW of new wind power capacity was installed and grid-connected in the EU during …
After good expansion, there are now challenging times ahead
Onshore wind energy: Analysis of the German market in 2016 and outlook for 2017   After good expansion, there are now challenging times ahead   Further high onshore expansion figures for the fourth year running have underlined the continued excellent performance of the German wind industry. The German wind industry grew by about 4,625 megawatts (4,259 MW net), thus …
Dutch Trains Are Now Powered By Wind
Forbes World-famous for their picturesque windmills, the Netherlands has always had a love affair with wind energy. While it was originally used to pump water or grind grain, wind is now helping Dutch commuters get to work. Earlier this week, one of their national railway companies, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), announced that, since 1st January, every single one of its electric trains …
Steve Sawyer: “As a society we face a myriad of challenges, both political and environmental, but the climate issue is the most obviously existential one.”
CleanTechnica To lighten up your week and give you even more energizing thoughts, we publish interviews from our partner The Beam twice a week. The Beam takes a modern perspective on the energy transition, interviewing inspirational people from around the world that shape our sustainable energy future. This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou, journalist at The Beam, interviewed Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global …
India Set to Install First Offshore Wind LiDAR off Gujarat
OffshoreWind.biz India’s offshore wind development will kick off in Gujarat, as the first LiDAR that will monitor wind conditions at sea is expected to be installed by the end of this month off the coast of the country’s westernmost state. Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which has been working on the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project for the past three …
India to get offshore LiDAR off Gujarat this month
Renewables Now The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium is to commission by the end of the month an offshore Light Detecting and Ranging (LiDAR) system off the coast of the state of Gujarat. The FOWIND project focuses on Gujarat and Tamil Nadu as the most suitable zones for offshore wind development have been identified off their coasts.
Offshore Wind Power in Germany: Expansion Figures for 2016
Offshore wind power: Expansion forges steadily ahead federal government inhibiting further momentum New offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 818 megawatts went online in 2016. The industry views this expansion as positive and expects that, combined with optimised turbine technology and operating concepts, this will also lead to cost reduction in the forthcoming tendering processes in Germany. This momentum …
Despite Trump, 2017 should be another top year for global wind
Recharge news GWEC secretary-general Steve Sawyer predicts what will happen in wind’s key markets this year Looking back at 2016, it’s easier to come up with a list of bad things that happened than good: Brexit, Trump and the rise of post-truth politics; the Syrian disaster, and the subsequent European bungling of the influx of refugees; and China and Russia flexing their …
Wind and solar fury as Brazil tender axe ‘threatens investment’
Recharge news Brazil’s wind and solar industries have slammed the cancellation of the nation’s 19 December reserve tender as a “hard blow” and “counter-sensible”, warning that billions of dollars of investment are at risk and factories could grind to a halt in 2018. “It’s a sad day for the solar sector in Brazil,” Rodrigo Sauaia, CEO of the Brazilian Solar Power Association …
India ranks 4th in Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index
jagranjosh.com India in the third week of December 2016 was ranked 4th in the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index. The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of India is 25088 MW. The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of China is 145362 MW. The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of the USA is 74471 MW and that of Germany is …
New wind power field-test site in the Swabian Alps
Sun & Wind Wind power has making inroads even into mountainous regions with irregular winds and air turbulence brought on by the rough terrain. Six partners from Wind-ForS, a wind energy research cluster in southern Germany, are now investigating how wind turbines can best be operated at these locations. The collective is planning to set up a field-test research site with …
2016 will be a mixed year for the wind power industry: GWEC chief
Greentechlead.com Steve Sawyer, secretary general, GWEC recollects 2016 has been a rollercoaster year for the wind power industry, says. ”We started off on a high with the Paris Agreement, a record annual market in 2015 driven by the astonishing 30GW installed in China, and the unexpected Christmas present in the US with a tax deal done at the last minute which …
Andrew Garrad to retire from DNV GL
Dr Andrew Garrad, the co-founder of Garrad Hassan, has announced he will retire from DNV GL on 23 December 2016. ARNHEM, the Netherlands – 14 December 2016 – Following the merger between DNV and GL Garrad Hassan two years ago, Andrew ceased to play an active operational role in the company, but remained associated with DNV GL, as advisor, as Chairman …
South Africa Needs Regulatory Certainty to Build Large Wind Sector by 2050
Renewable Energy World CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Investors are looking beyond hiccups such as the stalling of the scheme to buy clean energy by the South African government from independent power producers to create a very large wind sector by 2050, but they want clear regulations. The delays in signing off power purchase agreements by the power utility Eskom with renewable …
Global Wind Energy Insight: ‘We’re Moving On’
Renewable Energy World Well, what was unthinkable just a short while ago is now the reality, and Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States, sending shockwaves across the U.S. and around the world. The press and social media are rife with speculation about which of the many and often conflicting positions he took during the campaign will become reality. Much can …
Next International Renewable Energy Conference MEXIREC to be held in Mexico City
11-13 September 2017. The Government of Mexico announced today that it has teamed up with REN21 – the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century – to organise the next International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) in Mexico from 11-13 September 2017, within the framework of the Strategic Dialogues on the Future of Energy. Dedicated exclusively to the renewable energy sector, …
Vietnam green energy gets strong tail wind
VietNamNet Bridge Viet Nam is hoping to boost its renewable energy production, especially wind and solar energy, to more than 10.7 per cent of total generation by 2030, up from the previously planned 6 per cent. It plans to increase the rate to at least 7 per cent by 2020, up from the previous target of 4.5 per cent. The country now relies …
VN green energy gets strong tail wind
My Hanoi  HCM CITY – Việt Nam is hoping to boost its renewable energy production, especially wind and solar energy, to more than 10.7 per cent of total generation by 2030, up from the previously planned 6 per cent. It plans to increase the rate to at least 7 per cent by 2020, up from the previous target of 4.5 per cent. The …
Boost for Russian wind from onshore and offshore projects
Recharge news Russia’s fledgling wind industry is getting a boost from a first offshore project planned in the White Sea, while talks are underway between state-owned nuclear group Rosatom and foreign partners over the construction of three wind farms in Russia with a joint capacity of 610MW. Chinese energy and engineering firm Sinomec plans to build a 60MW offshore array off the …
Vietnam to focus more on wind energy to power growth
VnExpress Renewable energy sources remain largely untapped across the country Vietnam plans to increase the amount renewable energy contributes to national power consumption to at least 7 percent by 2020 — up from the previous target of 4.5 percent. The revision to the plan reflects the fact that Vietnam is increasingly turning to renewable sources, as stated in the National Action …
WindEurope calls on Council and Parliament to go beyond ambition of the European Commission on the Clean Energy Package
Brussels, 30 November 2016 WindEurope calls on the European Parliament and the Council to use the Winter Package as a base to build greater ambition on renewables and market design toward 2030. Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope, said: “We welcome the Commission’s package on renewables and market design.  But there is still a lot of work to do in the Parliament and …
Trump Vows Paris Agreement Pull Out; World Unites Behind Green Economy
Pulitzer Center The 22nd United Nations climate summit began as a wonky, low-profile affair. Nearly 200 nations, finally agreeing to keep the world from burning up, began writing the rulebook by which the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement could be achieved, while seeking the trillions needed to move quickly away from fossil fuels to a green-energy economy. Then things blew …
Argentina – learning from renewables trailblazer Brazil
Recharge news With Argentina set to join Brazil as a global renewable energy hotspot, GWEC’s Ramón Fiestas shares his unique insights into both South American markets Almost 10 years after Brazil started its tender-based renewable energy programme, Argentina is following in the footsteps of its giant neighbour. Some issues set the two nations apart, but both have one thing in common – the …
How U.S. Diplomats in Marrakech Are Working to Trump-Proof Their Climate Wins
Pacific Standard Obama and his team have just two months to lock down the climate gains they’ve made in the past two terms and devise new projects for Trump’s administration to unravel. In the meantime, they’re working hard to reassure the rest of the world — and to court Trump himself. On a mild Thursday evening in Washington, D.C., a …
The Future of Wind Energy
Climate Change The New Economy All analyses of the global energy picture today say that the wind industry has a ‘bright future’. Having experienced double digit cumulative growth for nearly twenty years, wind is unique among modern manufacturing industries, to the point where the fastest growing job in the United States is ‘wind energy technician’. But how bright? Our recently released Global …
Finance the magic ingredient in Argentina’s clean-energy feast
Recharge The South American nation has plenty going for it as a renewable leader but one thing is missing, writes Alexandre Spatuzza. Argentina has the perfect recipe for a global renewable energy leader – almost. It has unquestionably excellent solar and wind resources; power demand growing at more than 3% a year; a need to revamp an outdated power generation fleet; clear and …
LatAm renewables holds its breath over Trump effect
Recharge news ANALYSIS: Donald Trump hasn’t endeared himself to Latin America, but in some scenarios he could be good news for renewables growth in the US’s southern neighbours Like every other industry in the region, Latin America’s fast-growing wind and solar sectors are holding their breath to see what a Donald Trump presidency means for them – and there is plenty to …
European renewable stocks fall on concern Trump will cut support
Reuters European renewable stocks fell sharply on Wednesday after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, hit by concerns that his plans to promote coal and other fossil fuels will come at the expense of renewable energy investment. Trump’s campaign has promised to renegotiate the world’s second biggest carbon-emitting country’s role in a United Nations-led global agreement which many view as a …
AWEA statement on US election results
Washington, D.C., November 9, 2016 — The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released the following statement on the results of the 2016 presidential election: “The American Wind Energy Association is ready to work with President-elect Donald Trump and his administration to assure that wind power continues to be a vibrant part of the U.S. economy. An unstoppable shift to a cleaner energy …
Insights from the Global Wind Energy Council 2016 Outlook
Renewable Energy World A new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) — Global Wind Energy Outlook 2016 — forecasts highly promising growth for wind power capacity around the world going into the future. The report highlights that the global wind industry underwent a record year through 2015, closing with annual installations of 63 GW and total installed capacity of some …
This Wind Turbine Is Cheaper Than An iPhone – And Can Power Your Home
Konbini Earlier this month Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled fashion-conscious solar roof tiles that generate more power than your lights, appliances and car batteries will ever need. Unfortunately however (and like most Tesla products) this breakthrough innovation won’t be available to your run-of-the-mill homeowner, because of its luxurious pricing structure. In the heart of India however, two brothers are working on …
COSCO and DEME in Offshore Wind Deal
The Maritime Executive The Belgian dredging group DEME and China COSCO Shipping have formed a joint venture to develop offshore wind energy in China.  As the largest shipping company in the world, China COSCO Shipping says it wishes to enter this new market segment and has found a partner in DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea, which has extensive experience in developing, building and maintaining …
Around The Globe, The Odds Are With Wind Energy
Environmental Leader If one sustainable fuel form has the wind at its back, it’s, well, wind energy. According to the Global Wind Energy Council , it could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. “Now that the Paris Agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious about what they committed to last December,” says Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the …
Global wind energy industry is soaring, hears Windaba
Creamer Media’s Engineering News China is still leading the charge in the wind energy industry, outpacing by far the US, Germany, India and Spain.  Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) secretary-general Steve Sawyer, said the last two years in the global wind energy industry had seen substantial growth, after a flat period between 2009 and 2013. He told the annual Windaba in Cape …
China’s retreat from coal is no quick fix for wind curtailment
Recharge The National Energy Administration (NEA) last week said it will scrap plans for 15 unapproved projects in nine provinces, while also vowing to slash production at massive coal-fired plants in the remote Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia regions. The directives could clear roughly 12.4GW of potential capacity from China’s already congested grid. However, the government is primarily trying to balance overcapacity concerns …
Wind energy to generate 20% of global electricity by 2030
Vanguard As Nigeria grapples with inadequate power supply, focus appears to be shifting towards wind power which capacity is estimated to reach 2,110 Giga Watts, GW, globally and generate up to 20 per cent of the world’s electricity by 2030, while attracting around 200 billion euros in annual investment, the Global Wind Energy Council, WEC, biennial Wind Energy Outlook, report …
Grid upgrades will help stalled wind projects
Windpower Monthly Work has started on reinforcing Jordan’s transmission grid in order to integrate more renewable energy on to the network and improve the reliability of the power supply. While much of the new capacity will be taken by solar power, wind energy will also benefit. “The Green Corridor project should allow a dramatic expansion of wind power,” said Steve Sawyer, secretary …
India to get electricity from offshore wind energy in 5 years
DNA India India will get electricity generated by wind-propelled plants installed in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in about five years as a part of the country’s green energy development programmes, an energy expert has said. “We are preparing India for offshore wind (and) providing MNRE, a roadmap for offshore wind for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu,” said Mathias Steck, Executive Vice President and …
Berkeley Lab Suggests We’re Underestimating Potential & Uncertainty Of Wind Energy Cost Reductions
Clean Technica A new report by researchers from Berkeley Lab has raised the possibility that we are underestimating the potential for and uncertainty of wind energy cost reductions. There has been a lot of coverage lately of the dramatic cost reductions for wind energy over the last few years, and the potential this has for challenging fossil fuel-based electricity generation. The most …
India to get electricity from offshore wind energy in 5 yrs
India today Singapore, Oct 31 (PTI) India will get electricity generated by wind-propelled plants installed in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in about five years as part of the countrys green energy development programmes, an energy expert has said. “We are preparing India for offshore wind (and) providing MNRE a road map for offshore wind for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu,” said Mathias Steck, …
Big data is about to transform renewable energy
Deutsche Welle This week, the International Energy Agency came out with some new figures that will make many in the European renewable energy sector nervous. The Paris-based intergovernmental organization says that while renewable generation is on the rise globally, Europe’s lead in the sector is shrinking. The report cites policy uncertainty as the main culprit – this compared with the more solid …
Renewable energy represented more than half of all new power capacity in ’15
Computerworld Renewable energy represented more than half the new power capacity in the world in 2015, reaching a record 153 gigawatts (GW) — 15% more than the previous year, according to a new report. Most of the gains were driven by record-level wind additions of 66GW and solar photovoltaic (PV) installations of 49GW, according to the the report from the International Energy …
In Beijing, global business strongly urges governments to conclude an ambitious Environmental Goods Agreement before the end of 2016
October 26, 2016, BEIJING, CHINA – Representatives from green industries and business associations from around the world met yesterday at an international business seminar in Beijing to highlight their strong support of an ambitious Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). Economic benefits of an EGA The seminar emphasized the significant role of Chinese industries in manufacturing and deploying environmentally-friendly technologies and the economic benefits Chinese …
Argentina still needs to win over RE investors: GWEC
Recharge Argentina must win over foreign investors in order to pull off its plan to quadruple renewables to around 8% of its supply in just two years, after nearly a decade of being ostracised by global financial markets, says Ramon Fiestas, Latin America head at the Global Wind Energy Council. “The government has put in place sound planning and regulations, so …
L’éolien pourrait fournir 20% de l’électricité mondiale en 2030, selon le GWEC
Yahoo France Le Global Wind Energy Council a publié son rapport bisannuel sur les perspectives de l’éolien dans le monde. Le vent pourrait fournir jusqu’à 20% de l’électricité mondiale en 2030, réduisant les émissions de carbone de plus de 3,3 gigatonnes par an. C’est le scénario “avancé”. L’éolien pourrait fournir 20% de l’électricité mondiale en 2030, affirme le Global Wind Energy …
GWEC: Z větru by do roku 2030 mohla být až pětina elektřiny
Kurzy.cz Vítr by se do roku 2030 mohl na celosvětové výrobě elektřiny podílet až z 20 procent. K výstavbě nových větrných elektráren totiž přispívá prudký pokles nákladů i příslib jednotlivých zemí omezit klimatické změny. Vyplývá to ze zprávy, kterou dnes zveřejnila Globální rada pro větrnou energii GWEC. Pokud loňská klimatická dohoda z Paříže povede k celosvětovému závazku dekarbonizace sektoru výroby elektřiny, celková …
GWEC: Η αιολική θα καλύπτει το 20% των αναγκών σε ρεύμα διεθνώς έως το 2030
EnergyWorld Η εγκατεστημένη αιολική ενέργεια μπορεί να ξεπεράσει τα 2,1 τεραβάτ ισχύος έως το 2030, παρέχοντας μέχρι και το 20% της παγκόσμιας ηλεκτρικής ενέργειας, σύμφωνα με νέα έκθεση του Παγκόσμιου Συμβουλίου Αιολικής Ενέργειας (GWEC). Η ετήσια έκθεση της κατάστασης της αιολικής ενέργειας παγκοσμίως υπογραμμίζει όμως ότι αυτό που απαιτείται για την πλήρη αξιοποίηση της αιολικής ενέργειας είναι η «πολιτική βούληση για την …
Informe GWEC: la energía eólica podría suministrar hasta el 20 % de la electricidad mundial en 2030
Clean Energy News El Global Wind Energy Council( GWEC) publicó ayer su informe “Global Wind Energy Outlook”, que describe escenarios en los que el viento podría suministrar el 20 por ciento de la electricidad mundial en 2030. El informe analiza cuatro escenarios que exploran el futuro de la industria eólica a 2020, 2030 y 2050. “Ahora que el Acuerdo de París está …
GWEC: wind could supply fifth of world electricity by 2030
Eco News The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in a report released in Beijing that wind power could supply as much as 20 per cent of the world’s total electricity by 2030 due to dramatic cost reductions and pledges to curb climate change. If last year’s United Nations sponsored Paris Agreement on climate change leads to a worldwide commitment to the …
Wind could power 20% of the world by 2030
GrowthBusiness.co.uk While the outlook for wind energy looks positive, it would require a great level of commitment from global leaders. Is a world powered by wind just a pipe dream? The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) outlined four possible scenarios for wind power in its latest report. One scenario foresees wind sup plying more than 33 per cent of global electricity demand, but …
Wind could power 20% of the world by 2030, if policy allows
Oilpro The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has published its latest biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook report, in which it claims that wind energy could cover as much as a fifth of all electricity demand by 2030. However, achieving this in reality will require dramatic shifts in policy and more commitment from global governments. The 2016 report says total global wind power …
Wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030
The Actuary The Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook report states that by 2030 wind power could reach 2,110 GW accounting for 20% of global electricity. This would create 2.4 million new jobs, reducing CO2 emissions by more than 3.3 billion tonnes per year, and attract annual investment of around €200bn. The report states that decreased prices for wind, …
A fifth of global electricity could come from wind by 2030
Sun & Wind Energy Wind could supply 20 % of global electricity by 2030, according to a report presented by the Global Wind Energy Council last week in China. The study says that by 2030 wind power could reach 2,110 GW, create 2.4 million new jobs and attract annual investment of about EUR 200 billion. The report looked at four options with the …
Govt action crucial to continued wind growth – GWEC
Business News Americas Governments around the world must decide whether they are truly committed to addressing climate change. That’s according to Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) secretary general Steve Sawyer, who said Monday that any chance of limiting the human-induced rise in global temperatures to below 2 degrees C depends upon achieving a carbon-free global power sector by 2050.
Wind Power To Feature Heavily In World’s Energy Mix
Energy Matters Wind power could provide 20 percent of the world’s electricity supply by 2030 as nations begin curbing carbon emissions in line with commitments made at last year’s Paris Climate Summit. According to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), big decreases in the price of renewable energies like wind and solar over recent years have made these …
Wind Power to Dominate Power Sector Growth
Environmental XPRT The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook in Beijing, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind industry out to 2020, 2030 and 2050. ‘Now that the Paris Agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious about what …
Wind energy market could supply 20% of the world’s electricity by 2030
Hydrogen Fuel News New report highlights the potential of the global wind energy market Wind energy could end up playing a very major role throughout the world in the coming years. The Global Wind Energy Council has released a new report highlighting the potential future of this form of renewable power. According to the report, wind power could supply as much …
GWEC envisages 5.8TW of wind by 2050
Windpower Monthly In the Global Wind Energy Outlook 2016 report, GWEC put forward four scenarios of installed wind capacity between 2015 and 2050. For its most positive suggestion, the advanced scenario, a total of 5,806GW of wind capacity is predicted. China would remain the world’s largest market with 1,789GW of wind power by 2050, with North America — including the US, …
Neuer Zukunftsbericht über den Ausbau der Windenergie vom GWEC
Windkraft-Journal The Global Wind Energy Council released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook today, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind industry out to 2020, 2030 and 2050. “Now that the Paris Agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious about what they …
Eolico, GWEC: 20% energia elettrica globale nel 2030
GreenStyle L’eolico nel 2030 potrebbe fornire il 20% dell’energia elettrica globale. La proiezione è del Global Wind Energy Council. L’associazione settoriale nel suo ultimo rapporto biennale, dal titolo “Global Wind Energy Outlook”, ha profilato gli scenari di sviluppo dell’energia eolica al 2020, al 2030 e al 2050.
Notizie Radiocor – Economia
Borsa Italiana Energia: Italia quinto paese Ue per capacita’ produzione eolica, prima Germania -2- (Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus) – Bruxelles, 19 ott – “Con l’entrata in vigore degli accordi di Parigi sul clima i paesi devono essere seri sugli impegni: rispettare i target previsti implica un’offerta di elettricita’ completamente de carbonizzata ben prima del 2050 e l’energia eolica gioca un …
Energia:su eolico Italia quinta in Ue per potenza installata
ANSA.it Con 9 gigawatt (GW) di potenza installata, l’Italia è il quinto paese in Europa per capacità di produrre energia eolica dopo Germania (44,9 GW), Spagna (23 GW), Regno Unito (13,6 GW) e Francia (10 GW). Emerge dal rapporto Global Wind Energy 2016, nella parte dedicata allo sviluppo del settore in Europa. Nell’Unione la capacità degli impianti eolici ha raggiunto i …
Wind power could fuel 20 per cent of power requirement by 2030: Global Wind Energy Council
The Economic Times Wind power could fuel 20 per cent of global electricity by 2030 the Global Wind Energy Council has estimated in its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook on Tuesday. In a statement the Secretary General of the Council Steve Sawyer said: “Now that the Paris Agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious about what they …
Wind Energy Could Supply 20% Of Global Electricity By 2030, According To GWEC
Today Eco “Wind power is the most competitive option for adding new capacity to the grid in a growing number of markets,” Sawyer continued, “but if the Paris agreement targets are to be reached, that means closing fossil fuel fired power plants and replacing them with wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and biomass. That will be the hard part, and governments will …
Wind to supply 20% of global electricity by 2030
Energy Live News Wind power is expected to supply 20% of global electricity demand by 2030. That’s according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) which stated wind generation will reach 2,110GW during the same period. It means the sector could attract an investment worth around €200 billion (£178bn) and create 2.4 million new jobs in the next 14 years. It …
Wind Could Supply 20% of Global Power by 2030
 Northeast Today Wind power could supply up to 20 per cent of global electricity by 2030 owing to dramatic cost reductions and efforts to check climate change, said a Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) report released on Tuesday. “By 2030 wind power could reach 2,110 GW, and supply up to 20 per cent of global electricity, creating 2.4 million new jobs …
Wind power could fuel 20 % of global electricity by 2030: Global Wind Energy Council
The Masterbuilder Wind power could fuel 20 per cent of global electricity by 2030, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has estimated in its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook. The council noted that the Paris agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious about what they committed to last December. Meeting the Paris targets means a completely decarbonized electricity …
Global wind energy could be as much as 20% by 2030
Energy Source & Distribution The Global Wind Energy Council released its 2016 outlook and says wind energy could make up as much as 20 per cent of global electricity by 2030. GWEC secretary general Steve Sawyer said the Paris Agreement was coming into effect, countries need to be serious about what they’ve committed. “Meeting the Paris targets means a completely decarbonised electricity supply …
Global Wind Energy Council: Wind Could Supply 41% of World’s Electricity Demand by 2050
ScalingGreen The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is out with the sixth edition of its annual Global Wind Energy Outlook, “looking at the future of our industry out to 2020, 2030 and ultimately to 2050.” The full report is available for download at GWEC’s website, but for now, here are a few highlights (bolding added for emphasis) and graphs. Wind power booms, the only question …
Wind could supply 20% of world power by 2030
sentinelassam.com Wind power could supply up to 20 per cent of global electricity by 2030 owing to dramatic cost reductions and efforts to check climate change, said a Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) report released on Tuesday. “By 2030 wind power could reach 2,110 GW, and supply up to 20 per cent of global electricity, creating 2.4 million new jobs and reducing …
European wind sector places second in ‘volatile’ 2015
ENDS Europe The European wind energy sector remained the second largest in the world in 2015 amid concerns about market volatility and a “weakened” legislative environment, according to industry.
Wind power could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030
Inhabitat Although solar power gets more press, the wind power industry is growing nearly as fast. The (GWEC) released an historic report Tuesday in Beijing, saying 20 percent of the world’s total electricity could come from wind by as early as 2030. With last year’s Paris climate deal as a strong motivating factor, the group predicts the world’s total wind power …
GWEC: Wind Could Supply A Big Chunk Of Global Power By 2030
North American Windpower The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report also looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind industry in 2020, 2030 and 2050. By 2030, according to the report, wind power could reach 2,110 GW and supply …
Wind could supply fifth of world electricity by 2030
The Himalayan Times Wind power could supply as much as 20 percent of the world’s total electricity by 2030 due to dramatic cost reductions and pledges to curb climate change, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in a report released in Beijing on Tuesday. If last year’s Paris climate accord leads to a worldwide commitment to the decarbonisation of the electricity …
Wind to supply 20% of global electricity by 2030
British Utilities Wind power is expected to supply 20% of global electricity demand by 2030. That’s according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) which stated wind generation will reach 2,110GW during the same period. It means the sector could attract an investment worth around €200 billion (£178bn) and create 2.4 million new jobs in the next 14 years.
Wind Energy Could Supply 20% Of Global Electricity By 2030, According To GWEC
Clean Technica The Global Wind Energy Council published its Global Wind Energy Outlook report this week, outlining scenarios which show how wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. Specifically, the report outlined ways in which wind power could reach 2,110 GW by 2030, supplying up to 20% of global electricity while simultaneously creating 2.4 million new jobs, reducing carbon emissions …
Wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030
Renew Economy The Global Wind Energy Council published its Global Wind Energy Outlook report this week, outlining scenarios which show how wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. Specifically, the report outlined ways in which wind power could reach 2,110 GW by 2030, supplying up to 20% of global electricity while simultaneously creating 2.4 million new jobs, reducing carbon emissions by …
Wind Power to dominate power sector growth
Electric Energy Online The Global Wind Energy Council released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook in Beijing, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind industry out to 2020, 2030 and 2050. “Now that the Paris Agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious …
Wind Power to dominate power sector growth; to supply up to 20% of global electricity by 2030
India Infoline By 2030 wind power could reach 2,110 GW, and supply up to 20% of global electricity, creating 2.4 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 3.3 billion tonnes per year, and attract annual investment of about €200 billion. The Global Wind Energy Council released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of …
Wind could supply fifth of world electricity by 2030: GWEC
Business Times Wind power could supply as much as 20 per cent of the world’s total electricity by 2030 due to dramatic cost reductions and pledges to curb climate change, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in a report released in Beijing on Tuesday. If last year’s Paris climate accord leads to a worldwide commitment to the decarbonisation of the electricity …
Z větru by do roku 2030 mohla být až pětina elektřiny
OEnergetice.cz Vítr by se do roku 2030 mohl na celosvětové výrobě elektřiny podílet až z 20 procent. K výstavbě nových větrných elektráren totiž přispívá prudký pokles nákladů i příslib jednotlivých zemí omezit klimatické změny. Vyplývá to ze zprávy, kterou dnes zveřejnila Globální rada pro větrnou energii GWEC. Pokud loňská klimatická dohoda z Paříže povede k celosvětovému závazku dekarbonizace sektoru výroby elektřiny, celková …
Wind to supply 20 per cent of global power needs by 2030 – report
Power Engineering International Wind power could supply up to 20 per cent of the world’s power needs by 2030, according to new analysis. In its latest Wind Energy Outlook, released this week, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) predicted that worldwide wind capacity could reach 2110 GW by 2030, with annual investment in the sector growing to €200bn ($220bn). By 2050, under …
La eólica suministrará hasta el 20% de la electricidad mundial en 2030 y dará empleo a 2,4 millones de personas, según GWEC
Somos Eólicos La energía eólica podría suministrar hasta el 20% de la electricidad mundial en 2030, según recoge el último informe del Global Wind Energy Outlook que el Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica (GWEC) ha lanzado hoy en Pekín (China). El estudio muestra que la eólica dominará el crecimiento del sector energético en el mundo. La potencia eólica mundial alcanzó 433 GW …
Wind share in 2030 could be 11% or 20%, all depends on policy
SeeNews In 2030 wind power’s share in global electricity demand could climb to 11%-12% or rise as high as 20% under several scenarios examined by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Wind capacity is seen to at least triple from 432.7 GW in 2015 to 1,260 GW by 2030. It is also possible to hit 2,110 GW by that same year in …
Wind power tipped to meet a fifth of global power demand by 2030
Business Green Wind power could meet a fifth of global power demand by 2030, creating 2.4 million new jobs and slashing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3.3 billion tonnes. That is the headline conclusion from the biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which predicts the industry is poised to mobilise up to €200bn a …
Wind could supply fifth of world electricity by 2030: group
Reuters Wind power could supply as much as 20 percent of the world’s total electricity by 2030 due to dramatic cost reductions and pledges to curb climate change, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in a report released in Beijing on Tuesday. If last year’s Paris climate accord leads to a worldwide commitment to the decarbonization of the electricity sector, total …
Wind ‘could reach 2.1TW by 2030’
reNews Wind power could reach more than 2.1TW by 2030, supplying up to 20% of global electricity, according to a new report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The report – Global Wind Energy Outlook – released today said that what is needed to meet wind energy’s potential is the “political will to put together the programs and policies”.  It noted that a total …
Wind power to dominate power sector growth
WindTech International The Global Wind Energy Council has released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind industry out to 2020, 2030 and 2050. By 2030 wind power could reach 2,110GW, and supply up to 20% of global electricity, …
Wind could supply fifth of world electricity by 2030: group
Re-Publish.com Wind power could supply as much as 20 percent of the world’s total electricity by 2030 due to dramatic cost reductions and pledges to curb climate change, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in a report released in Beijing on Tuesday. If last year’s Paris climate accord leads to a worldwide commitment to the decarbonization of the electricity sector, total …
Wind could supply 20% of global power by 2030: GWEC
Recharge Wind power is gearing up to be the main engine for the global power sector’s growth, with expectations it will supply as much as 20% of world’s electricity by 2030, according to the latest forecast from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Installed capacity could reach 2,110GW by 2030, say the authors of the Global Wind Energy Outlook (GWEO), in the …
Wind Power to dominate power sector growth
–    To supply up to 20% of global electricity by 2030 BEIJING, 18 October 2016. The Global Wind Energy Council released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook today, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind industry out to 2020, 2030 and 2050. “Now that the …
Another Strong Year for China’s Wind Industry
Renewable Energy World The Chinese wind market continued to power ahead during the first half of 2016. According to the Chinese Wind Energy Association’s unofficial estimate, H1 installations were 9-10 GW, which indicates that this year’s total should be over 20 GW again. Installations are driven by the pressure of the next downward adjustment of the feed-in tariff, which is expected to …
How I learned to love power auctions
Recharge news While the US administration of Jimmy Carter can rightly claim the invention of the feed-in tariff, it was Germany’s 1990 ‘Feed-in law’ which provided the initial impetus to the large scale development of wind and solar technologies. Revised in 2000, it became the EEG, which, depending on your point of view, has been the single most successful spark to …
Mainstream Renewable Power and GE Energy Financial Services sign agreement to develop, build and operate wind power plants in Vietnam
HANOI, VIETNAM – 2016 28 SEPTEMBER: Mainstream Renewable Power and GE Energy Financial Services, a GE Capital business unit (NYSE:GE), have signed a term sheet to develop, build and operate large scale wind power plants in Vietnam. The projects are expected to comprise both greenfield and partially developed sites, are intended to include co-operation with local and international developers, and will …
DONG Energy to build $13-26 million hub for UK offshore wind
Reuters Denmark’s DONG Energy (DENERG.CO) said on Thursday it would build a multi-million pound maintenance hub in Grimsby, northeast England, to provide services for its offshore wind operations. The new facility would, subject to planning approval, be built at the town’s Royal Dock and provide maintenance support to the company’s wind farms in the region. Britain is the world leader for installed …
Should Investors Add Wind Energy to Their Portfolio?
Green World Investor Any investor with a green conscience will definitely be considering investing in something they believe in, and not just to make money from. There are many different types of renewable energy stocks and shares available to invest in, but with wind energy set to increase by 64% by 2020 in Europe alone, this is one of the best …
Financing Wind in Argentina
One-day Interactive Seminar 25 October, 09h00-18h00 Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires RenovAR ROUND 1 and beyond:   Challenges and Opportunities to underpin the market   The first auction under Argentina’s innovative renewables program – RenovAR – has proved far more attractive than expected, with bids submitted for more than six times the 1000 MW of capacity that …
China embarked on wind power frenzy, says IEA
BBC  China has been building two wind turbines every hour, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has told BBC News. This is the world’s biggest programme of turbine installation, double that of its nearest rival, the US. The nation’s entire annual increase in energy demand has been fulfilled from the wind. But the IEA warns China has built so much coal-fired generating capacity that …
Experts Anticipate Significant Continued Reductions in Wind Energy Costs
Berkeley Lab study shows expected declines of 24%–30% by 2030 and 35%–41% by 2050  Berkeley, CA — Technology advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy, according to a survey of the world’s foremost wind power experts led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Experts anticipate cost reductions of 24%–30% by 2030 and 35%–41% by …
Recharge Thought Leaders tackle wind financing at Brazil Roundtable
Recharge Recharge’s latest Thought Leaders Roundtable in Rio de Janeiro brought together 45 leaders of the local and international wind industry at the city’s Museum of Modern Art, setting the tone for the following three days of debate at the Brazil Windpower Congress – the largest wind event in the country. Sponsored by the Brazilian Association of Heavy Machinery Manufacturers …
Iran is a perfect place for wind, and its capital is choking in pollution
Recharge 5 MINUTES with Steve Sawyer, GWEC As wind energy expansion shifts to emerging markets, new hotspots for the industry are joining more established markets such as Brazil or India, Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), tells Recharge. Wind power in emerging markets is diversifying and moving towards new hotspots. Which ones in particular are of interest to …
Cuba Turns to Foreign Investors as Cheap Venezuelan Oil Fades
Bloomberg Nearly two years after presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced a thaw in relations, Cuba’s communist government is turning to foreign investors to boost renewable energy as it faces cutbacks in cheap oil imports from Venezuela. The government formed by Fidel Castro in 1959 and led by his brother, Raul, is pitching large wind and solar projects and biomass plants that …
Brazil energy official sees regulatory stability under Temer
Recharge After Brazil’s Senate today confirmed the removal of President Dilma Rousseff for alleged budgetary irregularities, the country’s chief energy planner told Recharge he expects the new government to provide regulatory stability for investors in the wind sector. In a final vote after almost half a year of political turmoil, 61 senators approved the impeachment of Rousseff, with only 20 voting against …
Fresh financing options tops Brazil wind agenda
Recharge As the National Development Bank (BNDES) moves to reduce project financing, the wind sector in Brazil is searching for alternatives that would allow its development boom to continue, industry leaders said at a roundtable organized by Recharge in Rio de Janeiro. “It’s all about financing. We have gotten used to too much from BNDES and this has moved us away from …
Record Upsurge in Clean Energy Investments despite Low Oil Prices
JustMeans.com Expansion of the global clean energy sector is the single most influential factor in the fight against climate change. Around the world, now over eight million people are employed in the clean energy industry. In the U.S., more people now work in the solar industry than in oil and gas extraction. According to the recent REN21 global status report, rise in …
Europe leads growing market in offshore wind power
nature Offshore capacity on the rise despite high costs of installation. The United Kingdom has approved plans for the world’s largest offshore wind farm: up to 300 turbines with a capacity of up to 1.8 gigawatts in the North Sea. The country already leads the way in offshore wind power, accounting for 40% of the world’s 12 gigawatts of installed capacity. Germany follows …
For the Cost of an Iphone, You Can Buy a Wind Turbine to Power a Home
Living Outdoor Indian startup Avant Garde Innovations has developed a low-cost wind turbine that can generate 3-5 kW hours of electricity daily Soon after assuming office, Kerala (southern state of India) Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan kicked up a storm by publicly supporting the Athirappilly hydro electric project, which environmentalists said, if implemented, would create ecologic imbalance in the area and destroy …
Global Wind Energy Insight: Mid-year Stocktake
Renewable Energy World The Global Wind Energy Council published some incredible numbers for the global wind market in February this year, the global cumulative installed capacity reaching 433 GW at the end of 2015. Last year marked an unprecedented year for the wind industry with annual installations crossing the 60 GW mark for the …
Portugal produces 44.8 GWh renewable power on August 1
See News Portugal’s renewable power output on August 1, excluding large hydro, declined to 44.8 GWh from 45.2 GWh in the previous day, statistics by power utility Redes Energeticas Nacionais (REN) show. The wind power output for the day stood at 20.1 GWh, marking a 15.90% drop. It peaked at 1,366.0 MW. Solar photovoltaics produced 3.1 GWh, compared to 3.0 GWh on July …
Offshore Wind Industry Gets ‘Off The Ground’ In America
Seeking Alpha Harnessing energy from the wind dates back to sometime around 5,000 B.C.E. when sails were used to propel boats along the Nile River. Windmills began pumping water in China in 200 B.C.E., and were used to grind grain in Persia. Windmills have served many purposes as an energy source. In Holland they mainly pumped …
Strong expansion before the switch to tendering – German H1 2016 wind power statistics
Germany adds 1,892 MW of wind power in the first half of 2016 With a net capacity of 1,892 megawatts in the first six months of the year, 2016 looks like being a good year for land-based wind energy expansion. This strong expansion is being driven by the allocation of suitable sites and priority areas in many federal states. There has also …
Offshore wind in Europe draws €14 billion investment in first half of 2016
The European offshore wind industry attracted a record €14 billion in new investments during the first six months of 2016. Seven projects reached final investment decision this year, financing a total of 3.7GW of new capacity. The UK accounted for nearly three-quarters of the new investments. The volume of new grid-connected installations in the first half of 2016 was 511 MW, 78% …
Expansion of offshore wind energy in Germany in the first half of 2016
Rough sea ahead for offshore wind industry As was to be expected, the number of new offshore wind installations in Germany was relatively moderate in the first six months of the year, with a total capacity of 258 megawatts going on line. The industry estimates an overall offshore expansion to the tune of 700 megawatts by the end of …
Great Wind Energy Deals Are Swaying Major Players
Planetsave In search of low-cost, fixed-rate electricity, great wind energy deals are swaying Fortune 500 companies and other major players to throw their money “into the wind.” Signing contracts for over 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity, big brands, high-tech companies, and other non-utility customers represented 52 percent of wind energy generating capacity in 2015.
Largest U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Planned in New York Waters
Bloomberg The Long Island Power Authority plans to approve a 90 megawatt wind farm off the coast of New York that would become the largest in the U.S. when completed. Deepwater Wind LLC was selected to install 15 offshore turbines about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Montauk for a project that the utility’s board expects to approve at a meeting on …
TPI Composites – A Wind Energy Stock
Nanalyze Solar energy seems to dominate the headlines as the “clean energy source” which investors stand to benefit the most from. While solar has taken a hit lately, clean energy promises to be the way forward and arguably may be contributing to the utter demise of the coal industry lately. While solar continues to sound promising, we’ve often wondered about wind …
Forward says 5-MW turbine approaches Fukushima floating wind site
SeeNews July 5 (SeeNews) – The third piece of the Fukushima Forward floating offshore wind farm demonstrator is travelling to the project site off the Japanese coast, said the consortium developing the scheme. The 5-MW Hitachi HTW 5.0-126 wind turbine, mounted on a floating platform, left Sumoto port on July 2 and is expected to arrive at the project site off the …
Indian offshore wind in sharper focus as FOWIND scrutinises supply chain
Recharge news The early outlines of a future Indian offshore wind sector are in sharper focus thanks to a comprehensive study of how the nation’s ports and supply chain infrastructure could support commercial-scale turbine deployment in its seas. The strengths, weaknesses and future potential of India’s infrastructure are tackled in the latest report from FOWIND – a high-level international consortium led by …
India’s Potential in Offshore Wind Power
Maritime Professional The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India. This study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for offshore wind power in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium. The key supply chain elements of the …
Record wind growth creates 1.1 mln employment globally
Caspian Energy Global wind employment grew 5 percent in 2015 and created 1.1 million jobs globally, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced Wednesday, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to Anadolu Agency.  According to the announcement within the scope of the Global Wind Day, the 5 percent global growth in the wind sector attracted $110 billion.
Cedar Lodge pupils mark Global Wind Day
Newtownabbey Times To mark Global Wind Day, a group of pupils from Cedar Lodge School travelled to a local wind farm to find out more about renewable energy. The Year 9 Eco Club pupils visited Gaelectric’s Carn Hill wind farm near Straid on Wednesday, June 15, to coincide with the annual environmental event. The trip provided the students, who are currently studying Alternative …
GWEC report addresses challenges of developing offshore wind in India
Offshore Wind Journal The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has published a new report, Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study, for offshore wind development in the Indian states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. It says the study is “a significant step forward” in preparing a roadmap for offshore wind power in India by the GWEC-led facilitating offshore wind in India …
Spotlight on Indian offshore
reNEWS The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has set out the basis for future offshore wind feasibility assessments in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India. In a new report – Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study – GWEC assesses key supply chain elements of the offshore wind industry, together with a preliminary evaluation of companies entering the sector.
GWEC presents supply chain study for Indian offshore wind
SeeNews The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium released a new supply chain study that reveals what is already available and what needs to be upgraded or started from the beginning. The key supply chain elements of the offshore wind industry are assessed as part of the study and there is also a preliminary evaluation of companies entering the offshore wind …
India’s Potential in Offshore Wind Power
MarineLink.com The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India. This study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for offshore wind power in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium.
Offshore Wind Development in India: FOWIND Launches New Report on Supply Chain, Ports and Logistics
Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon economy by development of offshore wind power NEW DELHI, 29 June 2016 – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report today: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India. This study is a significant step forward in preparing a …
China’s offshore wind power plans lag, 2020 target under threat
Reuters BEIJING, June 24 China is lagging far behind its target to boost the country’s offshore wind power capacity due to technical problems and high costs, which in the absence of more state subsidies could dent its plans to install 10 gigawatts (GW) by 2020, developers said. China is the world’s top generator of electricity from wind turbines, with 145 GW of …
How small data from material science accurately predicts failure rates and more
Windpower Engineering & Development Wind power set a record breaking 22% increase in annual installations for 2015. There are at least 281,924 wind turbines generating 432,883 MW of power around the globe. In the United States alone, about 48,500 turbines generate 74,471 MW, enough to power about 20 million American homes, according to the Global …
Quijote y sus molinos
Montevideo Portal “Uruguay es realmente el líder ahora” en el desarrollo de energías renovables, dijo Steve Sawyer, secretario general del Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica.  América Latina “ha sido lenta” en el desarrollo de energías renovables, dijo a Efe el secretario general del Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica, Steve Sawyer, presente en Montevideo para un encuentro de dos días que reúne a …
Gamesa, Siemens join forces to create global wind power leader
Channel News Asia The announcement followed months of negotiations between the two companies and it comes as demand for wind power surges with countries developing more renewable energy to comply with emissions cut targets. Spanish renewable energy group Gamesa and German engineering giant Siemens said on Friday (Jun 17) they have agreed to combine their wind power businesses to create one …
US Wind Industry Highlights 66% Drop In Costs Of Wind Generated Electricity
Clean Technica The US wind industry has celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day this week by highlighting the 66% drop in the costs of wind-generated electricity. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), over the past six years the cost of wind-generated electricity in the US has dropped by 66%. “From the corn fields of Iowa to the windswept plains of …
Wind reflections
PES Wind Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, GWEC, gives a global overview of wind power during 2015, a very positive year culminating in the Paris agreement in December. He predicts a steady growth in the industry over the next five years. Wind Power Leads All New Power Generation More than 150 nations gathered in New York, on Earth Day, to formally sign the …
Global Wind Employment Passes 1 Million
CleanTechnica Global wind employment grew by 5% during 2015 to reach 1.1 million, according to new figures published by the Global Wind Energy Council. New figures published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) this week reveal that the record growth of the wind industry’s installed capacity was reflected by growth in the industry’s employment figures, which increased 5% during 2015, reaching …
Exclusive interview with Steve Sawyer
The Beam Steve Sawyer has worked in the energy and environmental field since 1978, with a particular focus on climate change and renewable energy since 1988. He spent many years working for Greenpeace International, representing the organization primarily on energy and climate issues. Steve joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) as its first Secretary General …
GWEC lauds 1.1 million workers in wind
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: To mark Global Wind Day, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has highlighted the one million jobs in the global wind sector. Data released in May by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) said employment in wind grew 5% in 2015 and now stand at more than 1.1 million jobs. Wind employment in the US increased by 21% to 88,000 …
Industry hails a million jobs on Global Wind Day
Recharge The wind industry hailed record growth and more than a million people employed around the world as it marked Global Wind Day, the sector’s annual celebration of its achievements. Worldwide industry body the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said a 5% growth in jobs last year to 1.1 million was a powerful symbol of the economic and social benefits …
American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale
AltEnergyMag.com The U.S. wind energy industry celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day Wednesday by highlighting a 66 percent drop in the cost of wind-generated electricity in just six years. Washington, D.C., June 15, 2016 — The U.S. wind energy industry celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day Wednesday by highlighting a 66 percent drop in the cost of wind-generated …
Happy Global Wind Day! GWEC Celebrates 1.1 Million Wind Jobs
North American Windpower GWEC says global wind employment grew 5% last year and attributes the increase mainly to strong installation rates in China, the U.S. and Germany. In addition, the group says, new job creation is being driven by declining renewable energy technology costs and enabling policy frameworks. Today, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is celebrating annual Global Wind Day and …
Wind is Empowering the World
Vergnet Live Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15th June. Global Wind Day a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and growth. Today, wind energy is a mature and mainstream technology and one of the fastest growing industrial sectors in the …
Wind Energy Sector Employs 1.1 Million People Worldwide
Offshorewind.biz With Global Wind Day being celebrated today (15 June), it is only appropriate to bring out the statistics from IRENA’s “Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016” report, which shows that wind energy saw an employment increase of 5% in 2015 and that there are now 1.1 million people working in the sector. Renewable energy in general has also recorded a 5% …
Happy Global Wind Day!
CleanEnergy Footprints Every year, June 15th marks Global Wind Day. Founded in 2009, WindEurope and the Global Wind Energy Council host events all around the world to promote wind power. In the European Union, wind power provides just over 11% of all electricity. Here in the United States, about 5% of our electricity is generated from wind power, but that number is …
Suzlon Commemorates Global Wind Day In India
BW BUSINESSWORLD Suzlon releases a short animated video that captures the history of wind energy, from powering sailboats in 3000 BC to powering homes with modern-day wind turbines On the occasion of Global Wind Day, Suzlon Group, one of the leading global renewable energy solutions providers, is organising a thematic campaign on its Facebook page. The objective of this is to commemorate …
Wind Industry Celebrates One Million Jobs
Energetica India Record wind industry growth was reflected in a 5% increase in employment in the sector, which now employs 1.1 million1 people. On Global Wind Day, GWEC highlights the socio-economic benefits generated by the global wind industry, in addition to supplying clean power. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June: a day for discovering …
Wind Energy Sector Employs 1.1 Million People Worldwide
OffshoreWIND.biz With Global Wind Day being celebrated today (15 June), it is only appropriate to bring out the statistics from IRENA’s “Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016” report, which shows that wind energy saw an employment increase of 5% in 2015 and that there are now 1.1 million people working in the sector. Renewable energy in general has also recorded a 5% increase …
Local schools celebrate global wind day
News24 TWELVE local community schools are putting their weight behind Global Wind Day, in an effort to teach learners more about Renewable Energy, and in particular how energy is harvested from the abundant wind in this province. These schools form part of the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm’s Foundation Phase Reading Coach Support Programme, an initiative that has been developed in partnership with …
Global Wind Day in Eastern Cape
The Green Business Guide Local schools celebrate Global Wind day in Eastern Cape. Twelve local community schools are putting their weight behind Global Wind Day, in an effort to teach learners more about Renewable Energy, and in particular how energy is harvested from the abundant wind in this province. These schools form part of the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm’s …
Global wind energy employment grew 5% last year to reach 1.1M
REVE Record wind industry growth was reflected in a 5% increase in employment in the sector, which now employs 1.1 million1 people. Today, on Global Wind Day, GWEC highlights the socio-economic benefits generated by the global wind industry, in addition to supplying clean power. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June: a day for discovering …
On Global Wind Day, industry tops 1 million jobs
Proudgreenbuilding.com The wind industry was propelled by record growth last year, reflected in a 5 percent increase in employment in the sector, which now employs 1.1 million people. With June 15 representing Global Wind Day, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is highlights the socio-economic benefits generated by the global wind industry, in addition to supplying clean power, according to a press release. Global Wind …