Category Archives: GWEC in press

Opinion: Offshore wind is making waves globally

Energy Voice

Driven by technological advancements and falling costs, the number of offshore wind projects is rapidly increasing – which is making an impact across the global renewables energy market. Luisina Berberian, associate director, Infrastructure Finance Ratings, S&P Global Ratings, considers the factors driving offshore wind projects, as well as the challenges they are yet to overcome.

Global investment in offshore wind …

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Global Wind Day 2017: Photo contest winners

AWEA blog

In celebration of Global Wind Day, the Global Wind Energy Council announced the winners of its photo contest earlier today. The winners took some seriously impressive shots.

“A unique, first of its kind 73.2 MW wind farm on a small and uninhabited Greek island called Agios Georgios. Agios Georgios is the only onshore wind farm with offshore characteristics to be …

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Global Wind Day 2017: Photo contest winners

Reve

In celebration of Global Wind Day, the Global Wind Energy Council announced the winners of its photo contest earlier today. The winners took some seriously impressive shots.

Here are the photos that came out on top, along with a description of their subjects:

“A unique, first of its kind 73.2 MW wind farm on a small and uninhabited Greek island called Agios …

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Ramboll grabs order for 300-MW Chinese offshore wind farm

Renewables Now

Danish engineering consultancy Ramboll has won a contract to design the turbine foundations for a 300-MW offshore wind farm of Beijing-based State Power Investment Corp (SPIC).

The deal was awarded by Huadong Engineering Corp, Ramboll said on Thursday. It includes a detailed design of the 75 mono-pile wind turbine foundations, as well as geotechnical studies, numerical modelling of waves, currents and …

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Wind leads in new power generation in Europe and other countries

Greentech Lead

Wind power has become a major driver for a sustainable energy future, GWEC said. Wind power is already the least-cost option for new power capacity in rapidly increasing number of markets.

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GWEC celebrates 500GW on Global Wind Day

Windpower Monthly

Leading trade bodies, led by the Global Wind Energy Council, have celebrated reaching 500GW installed capacity world wide, on Global Wind Day 2017.

“Wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world,” GWEC said in a joint statement with WindEurope.

“In 2016 alone, $112.5 billion was invested in wind power …

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Capturing the power on Global Wind Day

Recharge news

Wind power is leading from the front as a main source of new energy generation around the world, with $112.5bn invested last year alone and – as of 15 June, Global Wind Day (GWD) 2017 – over 500GW of turbines turning. 

The sector, which now employs 1.2 million people, making it one of the fastest growing industrial segments in the world, …

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Global Wind Day: celebrating South African wind industry achievements

ESI Africa

South Africa joins countries across the globe to celebrate Global Wind Day 2017, explains the South African Wind power Association (SAWEA).

The South African wind energy industry joins countries across the globe to celebrate Global Wind Day 2017.  This worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June, is a day for re-considering wind, and the power it holds to reshape …

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Global Wind Day 2017: Discover the power of wind energy

Climate Action

Global Wind Day is observed across the world every year on the 15 June to raise awareness of the role of wind power in reshaping our energy systems, decarbonising our economies and boosting growth and jobs.

Global Wind Day is a coordinated action between WindEurope and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in addition to a number of national associations, which seeks to …

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Major pros and cons of wind energy

Energy Business Review

Wind energy is one of the major renewable energy sources with a huge potential. It is estimated to play a key role in reducing our dependence of fossil fuels for power generation. In recent years, wind energy sector has witnessed a rapid growth, underpinned by technological advancements.

Wind turbine manufacturers are rolling out new designs to increase energy output …

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