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GWEC welcomes ENERCON as a board level member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome ENERCON as its latest board level member. ENERCON has been one of the technology leaders in the wind power sector for more than 30 years, supplying over 50,398 GW of wind energy globally as of 2018

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Global Offshore Wind Report: sector has potential to grow to 200GW of capacity by 2030

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched the first edition of its Global Offshore Wind Report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the prospects for the global offshore wind market, including forecast data, market-level analysis and review of efforts to lower costs.
The global offshore market has grown by an average of 21% each year since 2013, reaching total installations of 23 GW. More than 4 GW of new capacity was installed each year in 2017 and 2018, making up 8% of the total new installations during both years. For the first time, China was the largest offshore market in 2018 based on new installations, followed by the UK and Germany.

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51.3 GW of global wind capacity installed in 2018

The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council shows that the wind energy industry installed 51.3 GW of new capacity in 2018. Since 2014, the global wind market’s growth has been stable, installing above 50 GW of new capacity each year.

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Asia-Pacific installed 24.9 GW new onshore wind capacity during 2018

The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows Asia-Pacific installed 24.9 GW capacity of onshore wind power in 2018, an increase of 4.2% compared to 2017. The preview data from GWEC’s Global Wind Report forecasts that a further 145 GW of onshore wind capacity will be added by 2023 – this would mean that total installed onshore capacity will reach over 400 GW in the region.

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Africa and Middle East installed 962MW new wind capacity in 2018 – over 300MW more than in 2017

The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows Africa and the Middle East installed 962MW capacity of onshore wind power in 2018, an increase of more than 300MW compared to 2017. The preview data from GWEC’s Global Wind Report forecasts that a further 6.5 GW capacity will be added by 2023 – this would mean more than double the current installed capacity of 5.7GW.

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Americas install 11.9GW wind capacity in 2018 – increase by 12%

The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows North, Central and South America has installed 11.9GW capacity of wind power in 2018, an increase of 12% on last year. In North America (Canada and USA) new capacity additions grew by 10.8% compared to 2017. In Latin America new capacity additions grew by 18.7% compared to 2017.

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