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 in the offshore sector, annual markets will resume rapid growth after 2018.
“Wind power is leading the charge in the transition away from fossil fuels; and continues to blow away the competition on price, performance and reliability,” said Steve Sawyer, GWEC Secretary General. “Both onshore and offshore, wind power is key to defining a sustainable energy future.”