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  • 10 Jan 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Wind and solar fury as Brazil tender axe ‘threatens investment’

    Recharge news

    Brazil’s wind and solar industries have slammed the cancellation of the nation’s 19 December reserve tender as a “hard blow” and “counter-sensible”, warning that billions of dollars of investment are at risk and factories could grind to a halt in 2018.

    “It’s a sad day for the solar sector in Brazil,” Rodrigo Sauaia, CEO of the Brazilian Solar Power Association …

  • 22 Dec 2016 / gwec-in-press

    India ranks 4th in Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index

    India in the third week of December 2016 was ranked 4th in the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index. The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of India is 25088 MW.

    The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of China is 145362 MW. The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of the USA is 74471 MW and that of Germany is …

  • 20 Dec 2016 / gwec-in-press

    New wind power field-test site in the Swabian Alps

    Sun & Wind

    Wind power has making inroads even into mountainous regions with irregular winds and air turbulence brought on by the rough terrain. Six partners from Wind-ForS, a wind energy research cluster in southern Germany, are now investigating how wind turbines can best be operated at these locations. The collective is planning to set up a field-test research site with …

  • 14 Dec 2016 / gwec-in-press

    2016 will be a mixed year for the wind power industry: GWEC chief

    Steve Sawyer, secretary general, GWEC recollects 2016 has been a rollercoaster year for the wind power industry, says. ”We started off on a high with the Paris Agreement, a record annual market in 2015 driven by the astonishing 30GW installed in China, and the unexpected Christmas present in the US with a tax deal done at the last minute which …

  • 14 Dec 2016 / press-releases

    Andrew Garrad to retire from DNV GL

    Dr Andrew Garrad, the co-founder of Garrad Hassan, has announced he will retire from DNV GL on 23 December 2016.

    ARNHEM, the Netherlands – 14 December 2016 – Following the merger between DNV and GL Garrad Hassan two years ago, Andrew ceased to play an active operational role in the company, but remained associated with DNV GL, as advisor, as Chairman …

  • 09 Dec 2016 / gwec-in-press

    South Africa Needs Regulatory Certainty to Build Large Wind Sector by 2050

    Renewable Energy World

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Investors are looking beyond hiccups such as the stalling of the scheme to buy clean energy by the South African government from independent power producers to create a very large wind sector by 2050, but they want clear regulations.

    The delays in signing off power purchase agreements by the power utility Eskom with renewable …