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  • 02 Aug 2017 / gwec-in-press

    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 …

  • 01 Aug 2017 / gwec-in-press

    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, …

  • 28 Jul 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Kansas joins elite ‘5GW wind club’ as big projects come on line


    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 …

  • 27 Jul 2017 / spotlight

    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 …

  • 26 Jul 2017 / gwec-in-press

    In the US, researchers are working on vast wind turbines taller than the Eiffel Tower


    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 …

  • 25 Jul 2017 / gwec-in-press

    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 …