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  • 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 …

  • 18 Jul 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Goldwind enters Philippines with 132MW turbine order


    Chinese wind giant Goldwind has entered the Philippines market with a 132MW supply deal, the company said.

    The OEM will supply 53 of its GW 109/2500 machines plus O&M services to the Pasuquin wind power project in Luzon Island.

    The company said the order, secured in the second quarter of this year, will also mark the first deployment of Chinese turbines in …

  • 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 …