Category Archives: GWEC in press

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

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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 …

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India ranks 4th in Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index

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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 …

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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 …

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

Greentechlead.com

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 …

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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 …

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Global Wind Energy Insight: ‘We’re Moving On’

Renewable Energy World

Well, what was unthinkable just a short while ago is now the reality, and Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States, sending shockwaves across the U.S. and around the world. The press and social media are rife with speculation about which of the many and often conflicting positions he took during the campaign will become reality.

Much can …

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Vietnam green energy gets strong tail wind

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Viet Nam is hoping to boost its renewable energy production, especially wind and solar energy, to more than 10.7 per cent of total generation by 2030, up from the previously planned 6 per cent.

It plans to increase the rate to at least 7 per cent by 2020, up from the previous target of 4.5 per cent.

The country now relies …

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VN green energy gets strong tail wind

My Hanoi

 HCM CITY – Việt Nam is hoping to boost its renewable energy production, especially wind and solar energy, to more than 10.7 per cent of total generation by 2030, up from the previously planned 6 per cent.

It plans to increase the rate to at least 7 per cent by 2020, up from the previous target of 4.5 per cent.

The …

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Boost for Russian wind from onshore and offshore projects

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Russia’s fledgling wind industry is getting a boost from a first offshore project planned in the White Sea, while talks are underway between state-owned nuclear group Rosatom and foreign partners over the construction of three wind farms in Russia with a joint capacity of 610MW.

Chinese energy and engineering firm Sinomec plans to build a 60MW offshore array off the …

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Vietnam to focus more on wind energy to power growth

VnExpress

Renewable energy sources remain largely untapped across the country

Vietnam plans to increase the amount renewable energy contributes to national power consumption to at least 7 percent by 2020 — up from the previous target of 4.5 percent.

The revision to the plan reflects the fact that Vietnam is increasingly turning to renewable sources, as stated in the National Action …

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