Category Archives: GWEC in press

GWEC figures show global installation recovery

Indian Power Sector

The global wind industry experienced a strong bounce back in 2014, with new installations reaching 51.4GW, up 44% on the year before, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).But this is against a weak comparative in 2013, which saw the first ever contraction in new capacity added when the figure fell to 35.7GW from 45.2GW in 2012.

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Wind Energy – South Africa leaves neighbours behind

Business Times Africa

While parts of sub-Saharan Africa are providing piecemeal opportunities to international wind developers, South Africa entered a league of its own in 2014 as a fully-fledged wind market.

It reached 575MW commissioned by end-2014, against just 10MW online a year earlier, according to the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). The rest of the sub-Sahara region has 324MW online …

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Tuulivoimakapasiteetti kasvaa maailmalla kohisten

Taloussanomat

Euroopassa tuulivoimakapasiteetti oli viime vuoden lopulla 134 000 megawattia. Suomessa kapasiteetti ylsi 627 megawattiin.

Uutta tuulivoimakapasiteettia rakennettiin maailmalla viime vuonna ensimmäistä kertaa yli 50 000 megawattia.

Asia käy ilmi eilen julkaistusta Global Wind Energy Councilin (GWEC) raportista.

GWEC:n viiden vuoden markkinaennusteessa kasvu olisi myös lähivuosina yli 50 000 megawattia vuodessa.

Maailman tuulivoimakapasiteetti oli vuoden 2014 lopussa 369 000 megawattia, Suomen tulivoimayhdistys kertoo tiedotteessaan.

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Straight talking: The unpredictable business of predicting growth

Windpower Monthly

GLOBAL Once a year, I engage in the business of prognostication in the form of the Global Wind Energy Council’s five-year forecast, for the period from 2015-2019.

A global perspective from Steve Sawyer

Last year was a great one for the wind industry: Our figures* show 44% annual market growth and record installations of more than 51GW; a strong recovery from …

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MY Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Unaudited Results

Market Watch

Industry Overview

According to the Global Wind Energy Council, 2014 recorded the highest increase in newly installed wind power capacity in a single year. Global wind power expanded by 16%, or 51GW, to a global total of 370GW.China saw the largest jump in new capacity, adding about 23GW in 2014 after expanding by 16GW in 2013, according to the same …

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Launch of GWEC’s Global Wind Report: Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Growth

Reuters

The Global Wind Energy Council launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Istanbul. The report details wind power’s remarkable growth in 2014, as well as updating GWEC’s rolling 5 year market projections, which show continued growth for the rest of the decade.

“Wind power’s growth is increasingly driven by its competitive pricing, as well …

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Rural landowners generating windfall revenues from alternative energy

The National Business Review

From a renewable electricity perspective, New Zealand’s wind resource is globally admired and has proven cost-effective. 

Wind comprises 5% of New Zealand’s energy portfolio – enough to power around 3000 Kiwi homes per year. According to the Global Wind Energy Council, New Zealand’s wind resource is “spectacular” – one of the best in the world.

Turbines installed in the …

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China, LatAm lead wind energy growth in 2014: report

Xinhua

China and Latin America led the global growth in wind energy in 2014, according to the latest report published by the Global Wind Energy Council.

The council’s “2014 Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update” released on Wednesday shows wind power’s “remarkable growth” in 2014 was spurred largely by China and Brazil, followed by Mexico and South Africa.

“China installed an astonishing 23 …

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2014 A Record Year For Wind, Emerging Markets Driving Global Wind Energy Growth

CleanTechnica

The Global Wind Energy Council has released its flagship report highlighting global wind energy growth throughout 2014, led by emerging markets in Africa and Latin America.

With 2014 sitting as another record year for the global wind industry, following annual installations surpassing 50 GW, and investments into the wind energy sector rising by 11%, much focus has been given to what …

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GWEC figures show global installation recovery

Windpower Monthly

The global wind industry experienced a strong bounce back in 2014, with new installations reaching 51.4GW, up 44% on the year before, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

But this is against a weak comparative in 2013, which saw the first ever contraction in new capacity added when the figure fell to 35.7GW from 45.2GW in 2012.

GWEC’s figures …

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