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GWEC releases Global Wind Turbine Supplier Ranking for 2020

GWEC Market Intelligence today released the preliminary rankings for the world’s top five wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”). Danish supplier Vestas held the title as the world’s largest supplier of wind turbines in 2020, thanks to the Danish supplier’s wide geographic diversification strategy, with new installations in 32 markets last year, and strong performance in the United States (US), Australia, Brazil, Netherland, France, Poland, Russia and Norway.

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China blows past global wind power records, doubling annual installations in 2020

According to the latest data released by GWEC Market Intelligence, 2020 was a record year for wind power growth in the Asia Pacific. This growth was driven by China, which installed 52 GW of new wind power capacity in 2020 according to initial data – double what the country installed in 2019 and more capacity installed in a single year by any country in history.

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GWEC India boosts local team with new Policy Director

The Global Wind Energy Council India (GWEC India) announced today that Martand Shardul, previously a Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), has joined GWEC India as its first Policy Director. Martand has more than a decade of experience in public policy, clean energy analytics and digital transformation in India and beyond.

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Women in Wind: 15 participants from 11 emerging markets announced for the third edition of the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program to advance gender equality in the wind industry

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have announced the participants for the third edition of their jointly organised Women in Wind Global Leadership Program which aims to enhance gender diversity across the wind sector.

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Africa is only tapping into 0.01% of its wind power potential

According to the latest data released by GWEC Market Intelligence, the global offshore wind industry had its second-best year ever in 2020 installing over 6 GW of new capacity, keeping growth on track despite the impacts of COVID-19 felt in other energy sectors. This growth was driven by a record year in China, which lead the world in new annual offshore wind capacity for the third year in a row, and installed over half of the new offshore wind capacity globally last year.

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