Category Archives: GWEC in press
World-famous for their picturesque windmills, the Netherlands has always had a love affair with wind energy. While it was originally used to pump water or grind grain, wind is now helping Dutch commuters get to work. Earlier this week, one of their national railway companies, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), announced that, since 1st January, every single one of its electric trains …
Steve Sawyer: “As a society we face a myriad of challenges, both political and environmental, but the climate issue is the most obviously existential one.”
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India’s offshore wind development will kick off in Gujarat, as the first LiDAR that will monitor wind conditions at sea is expected to be installed by the end of this month off the coast of the country’s westernmost state.
Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which has been working on the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project for the past three …
The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium is to commission by the end of the month an offshore Light Detecting and Ranging (LiDAR) system off the coast of the state of Gujarat.
The FOWIND project focuses on Gujarat and Tamil Nadu as the most suitable zones for offshore wind development have been identified off their coasts.
GWEC secretary-general Steve Sawyer predicts what will happen in wind’s key markets this year
Looking back at 2016, it’s easier to come up with a list of bad things that happened than good: Brexit, Trump and the rise of post-truth politics; the Syrian disaster, and the subsequent European bungling of the influx of refugees; and China and Russia flexing their …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …