Category Archives: GWEC in press

Three innovative components can pave the way for cheaper wind energy generation

Phys.org

Wind turbines began cropping up across the landscapes of Spain and Germany in the 1990s. These two countries have the highest wind energy production in the EU. But according to the Global Wind Energy Council, the global installed power capacity in Europe—which is 134,007 MW—has been surpassed by Asia with 141,964 MW, at the end of 2014. The wind power …

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Offshore Wind Policy Drivers in Europe & China

Indian Wind Power

The four year long FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project has now been running for just over a year. During this time the project partners (DNV GL, GPCL, CSTEP and WISE) have worked to deliver necessary preliminary work to determine the potential for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, in cooperation with MNRE and NIWE.

A key research output …

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China’s Revolution In Wind Energy

Forbes

Back in 2010, China became the world’s largest wind energy producer and the boom is continuing unabated, fuelled by government support and ambitious renewable energy targets. Data from the China Wind Energy Association (CWEA) revealed that wind energy surpassed nuclear for the very first time in 2012 to become the country’s third largest source of electricity, after coal and hydro-electric power.

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SunEdison Shares Surge In Wake Of Q1’15 Earnings, New Yieldco, Acquisitions

Clean Technica

In a week with several big-name renewable energy companies releasing their first quarter earnings reports for 2015, SunEdison has outshone them all. Despite only steady Q1’15 results, SunEdison — the world’s largest renewable energy developer — also announced the acquisition of seven renewable energy portfolios in emerging countries, and the intention to form a second yieldco dedicated to emerging …

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UK still top for offshore wind but China dominates onshore

Utility Week

The UK may still be a world-beating performer for developing offshore wind energy, but more can still be done onshore, as demonstrated by China’s wind-power growth, the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC’s) secretary general Steve Sawyer has argued.

Indeed, unveiling GWEC’s, Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update 2014, in a recent webinar Sawyer noted that at 813 megawatts (MW) of …

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The UK Sets New Record For Wind Energy Sector

Sustainable Cities Collective

The UK has blown its previous record of 13% set in 2013 by achieving 14% of total electricity being generated by wind power. New figures for countries throughout the world published by the Global Wind Energy Council and GreenMatch reveal a global annual market growth of 44% and, in the UK, significant contribution to the country’s energy needs.

Results …

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Can the World Run on Renewable Energy?

Wharton

Without doubt, renewable energy is on a roll. Denmark is producing 43% of its energy from renewables, and it aims for 70% by 2020. Germany, at more than 25% now and 30% soon, is going for 40% to 45% clean power by 2025, 55% to 60% by 2035, and an incredible 80% by 2050. China, despite many challenges, is the …

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Will wind energy ‘boom’ in 2015?

Vergnet Wint Turbines

Global wind energy production expected to continue rising

The global wind energy industry has been seeing robust growth, increasing capacity by 16.2% in 2014 from 318,644 MW in 2013 to 369,597 MW, and this trend is expected to continue in 2015.

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Turkey to continue progress in wind energy: Siemens

AA Energy News Terminal

Turkish wind energy attracts suppliers like Siemens, foreign investors and stakeholders, says Siemens Wind CEO

Turkey’s significant wind potential, its growing economy and increasing energy demand is leading the country to progress well in wind power, a Siemens official said Tuesday.

“In 2014, Turkey’s capacity reached 804 megawatts, and one gigawatt is planned for 2015 which is an important milestone showing the maturity of the …

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Wind will play significant role in Turkey, IEA Official

AA Energy News Terminal

Turkey’s growth will increase energy demand: Head of Renewable Energy Division of IEA

Wind will play a significant role in Turkey’s continuously growing economy in the upcoming years, according to an International Energy Agency, IEA, official Monday.

“Turkey is growing fast which is obviously good for the economy, and the growing population will increase energy demand,” said the Head of the Renewable Energy Division of …

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