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  • 10 Jul 2017 / gwec-in-press

    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 …

  • 06 Jul 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Siemens Gamesa to supply DONG Energy with 94 8-megawatt wind turbines


    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 …

  • 03 Jul 2017 / gwec-in-press

    DONG Energy inaugurates two offshore wind farms with total capacity of 582 megawatts


    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 …

  • 22 Jun 2017 / gwec-in-press

    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 …

  • 21 Jun 2017 / gwec-in-press

    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 …

  • 19 Jun 2017 / gwec-in-press

    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 …