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Global wind market to grow 25% in next five years – GWEC

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Following the record 51.5GW of new wind capacity added globally in 2014, the world will add 53.5GW this year, rising to 66.5GW in 2019, according to the Global Wind Energy Council’s Annual Market Update.

While Asia has come to dominate the global wind market in recent years, thanks to the spectacular growth in China, growth in the global wind market will …

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Wind farms bring 17% of UK power in last 24 hour

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Wind farms in the UK generated 140,588 MWh of electricity in the 24 hours ended at 1030 today, local time, thus reaching a 16.9% share in Britain’s total power generation.

According to National Grid (LON:NG), wind power generation today will peak at 6,540 MW.

These statistics and projections involve only 8,403 MW of wind farms that have operational metering, which makes them …

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Annual wind tally ’60GW by 2018′

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The global wind market can expect continued growth for the rest of the decade, according to a study.

The Global Wind Energy Council suggests the market will top 50GW again in 2015 and reach 60GW per year by 2018.

Growth will continue to be led by China, the body said, which seems on track to hit 200GW well ahead of the government’s …

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Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Growth

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“The need for clean, sustainable indigenous power sources to fuel economic growth throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America is increasingly being met through wind power, and this will continue for the foreseeable future”.

1 April, Istanbul. 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 …

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Global Wind Growth Hits All-time High

The Global Wind Energy Council’s wind market report, released on the first of April (April Fools’ Day in some nations) shows that joking aside, the global wind market is serious business.

Today the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update. The report details wind power’s remarkable growth in 2014, during …

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Expert solutions to increase wind power on South African grid

WindEnergy Update

South Africa has grown its wind energy generating capacity by 560MW for 2014 (GWEC). With a physically and financially constrained grid, getting more wind power online remains a challenge for the foreseeable future. But when there is a will, there is a way, according to some experts on the ground.Wind power is the most competitive way of adding new …

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Brazil sets bidding price cap for April’s wind-and-biomass auction

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This Tuesday Brazil’s power sector regulator Aneel approved the price ceiling for the April 27 wind-and-biomass energy auction.

The maximum bidding prices will be BRL 179 (USD 56.9/EUR 51.9) per MWh for wind power projects, and BRL 215 per MWh for biomass projects.

A total of 570 proposals, with a combined capacity of 14,962 MW, have been registered for this auction. …

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China Ming Yang Wind Power Ranks 8th in World’s Top 10 Wind Turbine OEMs, according to figures released by MAKE Consulting

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China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (NYSE: MY) (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”), takes 8th in world’s top 10 wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) ranking in 2014, raised from 9th last year, according to the report of Global Wind Turbine OEM Market Share Study released by MAKE Consulting. The same source reveals that the market share …

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Tender invitations for Lidar to explore Indian offshore resource

India’s Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CStep) has invited tenders for first Lidar units to explore the offshore wind resource off the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

Being run as part of the Fowind (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project, spearheaded by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the selected technologies will deployed across “various offshore …

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Sea Power Can Eclipse Solar

Bloomberg

Tomorrow morning, Europe will go dark. As the moon sweeps across its face, the sun will be hidden for about three hours in an eclipse that will allow only 20 percent of its usual light to reach the Earth. It’s a reminder that, in the drive to switch more of the world to renewable energy sources, solar panels don’t …

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