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  • 25 Aug 2016 / webinars

    Doing business in… South Africa (4 October 2016, 3pm CEST)

    South Africa’s wind energy success story continues into 2017 with well over 1 gigawatt (GW) of power now feeding electricity into the country’s grid. More than 3 GW of wind energy has already been allocated through the Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer’s Programme (REIPPPP) – and more is due to be announced shortly under the next bidding round (expanded …

  • 23 Aug 2016 / gwec-in-press

    Europe leads growing market in offshore wind power


    Offshore capacity on the rise despite high costs of installation.

    The United Kingdom has approved plans for the world’s largest offshore wind farm: up to 300 turbines with a capacity of up to 1.8 gigawatts in the North Sea.

    The country already leads the way in offshore wind power, accounting for 40% of the world’s 12 gigawatts of installed capacity. Germany follows …

  • 11 Aug 2016 / gwec-in-press

    For the Cost of an Iphone, You Can Buy a Wind Turbine to Power a Home

    Living Outdoor

    Indian startup Avant Garde Innovations has developed a low-cost wind turbine that can generate 3-5 kW hours of electricity daily Soon after assuming office, Kerala (southern state of India) Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan kicked up a storm by publicly supporting the Athirappilly hydro electric project, which environmentalists said, if implemented, would create ecologic imbalance in the area and destroy …

  • 05 Aug 2016 / webinars

    Launch of the new Global Wind Energy Outlook 2016

    The new Global Wind Energy Outlook 2016 (GWEO) presents three visions of the future of the global wind energy industry out to 2020, 2030 and up to 2050. The scenarios compare the International Energy Agency’s central scenario from its World Energy Outlook with a Moderate and Advanced scenario developed especially for this report, detailing how the global wind industry might …

  • 04 Aug 2016 / gwec-in-press

    Global Wind Energy Insight: Mid-year Stocktake

    Renewable Energy World

    The Global Wind Energy Council published some incredible numbers for the global wind market in February this year, the global cumulative installed capacity reaching 433 GW at the end of 2015.

    Last year marked an unprecedented year for the wind industry with annual installations crossing the 60 GW mark for the …

  • 04 Aug 2016 / gwec-in-press

    Portugal produces 44.8 GWh renewable power on August 1

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    Portugal’s renewable power output on August 1, excluding large hydro, declined to 44.8 GWh from 45.2 GWh in the previous day, statistics by power utility Redes Energeticas Nacionais (REN) show.

    The wind power output for the day stood at 20.1 GWh, marking a 15.90% drop. It peaked at 1,366.0 MW.

    Solar photovoltaics produced 3.1 GWh, compared to 3.0 GWh on July …