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Wind power in India now at 32 GW and marching towards 75 GW

India celebrated Global Wind Day on 15 June – 500 GW is installed worldwide and India ranks fourth in the world after China, USA and Germany, with 32 GW as of March 2017.

We salute the Government of India to fix a target of 75 GW of wind power by 2022 and this is achievable given the technology and manufacturing capability …

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China Wind Power 2017 – Call for abstracts extended till 31st July

The world’s largest wind power conference and exhibition will, once again, take place in Beijing, China from 17- 19 October with over 600 exhibitors and 33,000 visitors expected.
‘Innovation and Globalization’ will be the center theme, with an International Forum enabling open discussion from international market leaders as to how Chinese wind market players …

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Global Wind Day 2017

We marked the ninth edition of Global Wind Day by celebrating the fact that wind power has now crossed the 500GW landmark. We also talked about the need to tackle the overcapacity of polluting and inefficient fossil power plants, and how shutting down these old plants, as well as reducing CO2 emissions and air …

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GWEC Corporate Membership

As most of us are either already on holiday or about to head off to forget about work for a while, one thing will be on our minds as we return to the office – getting the most out of our budgets and meeting targets in order to optimize growth and profit. As the wind power …

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Workshop in Mongolia – 5 May 2017

The 8th Mongolian National Renewable Energy Forum on 5 May was held under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Mongolia, organized by the Mongolian Wind Energy Association (MWEA) and the Mongolian Renewables Industries Association. GWEC was a co-organizer of the event, along with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The forum attracted more than 600 …

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Canada to celebrate Global Wind Day with Power of Wind contest!

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) will be launching its annual Power of Wind contest on Global Wind day.

The contest, which runs from June to August, includes multiple awards valued at up to $1,000. Winning submissions will be featured in CanWEA’s 2018 Friends of Wind calendar and will be announced at CanWEA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition …

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Windergy India

The mood was upbeat at the Windergy India conference and exhibition from 25-27 April in Delhi, co-organised by GWEC and the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA). The outlook for the short and medium term prospects for wind power in India was downright exuberant, with talk of ‘a turning point’, the ‘cusp of a …

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Recent industry development and analyses

Record low LCOEs globally

Longer blades, larger turbines, taller towers – the strive for bigger sized wind components has driven down levelised cost of electricity worldwide. In Northern Europe, government support through subsidies is expected to decrease as countries transition to auction-based mechanisms. The low levels make wind energy cost competitive with conventional fuels, exaggerated by the additional costs …

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Fraunhofer IWES publishes first wind index for German Bight

The generation of wind energy depends to a significant extent on the changing weather conditions. This is why the yield from wind energy plants and farms fluctuates year-on-year. To ensure economic operation, it must be clarified whether the full potential output over the course of the year was achieved or reduced as a result of disruptive …

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Meteodyn and ZephIR Lidar to launch a CFD + Lidar white box solution

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) provider Meteodyn and wind lidar company ZephIR Lidar have collaborated to produce a packaged “white box” solution, where the different stages of processing are clearly visible to the user. This addresses the challenge of taking lidar wind measurements in complex terrain.

Data from lidars are now widely considered as being bankable …

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