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Global Wind Energy Insight: A 2017 Mid-Year Update

Renewable Energy World

According to the latest Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) figures, clean energy investments during second quarter of 2017 reached US$64.8 billion globally, up 21 percent from the first quarter this year. Of that amount, wind energy accounted for US$26.2 billion in new investments over the second quarter.

Across key individual markets, there are nearly 14 GW of wind capacity under construction, as the …

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WindEconomics: Reports put wind share at 7-30% by 2035-40

Windpower Monthly

WORLDWIDE: In its New Energy Outlook 2017, published in June, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggested $3,300 billion would be spent on investments in wind energy between now and 2040.

Investments in 2016 were estimated at $107 billion, so the annual amount coming in is expected to rise.

BNEF expects investment in wind to grow faster than for solar. By 2040, …

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Kansas joins elite ‘5GW wind club’ as big projects come on line

Recharge

Kansas has become the fifth US state with more than 5GW of operating wind capacity thanks to the recent completion of several large projects, and the economic benefits that come with wind development continue to multiply, a state official says.

So far this year three major wind farms have crossed the finish line in Kansas, including Infinity Wind Power’s 280MW Western …

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In the US, researchers are working on vast wind turbines taller than the Eiffel Tower

CNBC

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 …

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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 …

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Goldwind enters Philippines with 132MW turbine order

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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 …

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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 …

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Siemens Gamesa to supply DONG Energy with 94 8-megawatt wind turbines

CNBC

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 …

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DONG Energy inaugurates two offshore wind farms with total capacity of 582 megawatts

CNBC

DONG Energy has announced the inauguration of the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms. The wind farms are situated 45 kilometers off the coast of Germany, and construction on the project began in 2015.

The announcement was made earlier this week, with DONG Energy saying that the wind farms – with 97 turbines and a total capacity of 582 …

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Global Wind Energy Insight: Offshore Breakthrough

Renewable Energy World

‘A remarkable achievement,’ is the only thing I can say about where the European offshore wind industry finds itself today. It has taken a lot longer and cost a lot more money and effort than we thought back in the late ’90s, but the industry has exceeded its pricing targets by a significant margin and well ahead of …

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