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Wind energy in Brazil is expected to have 24.2 GW by 2024

With 16 GW of wind power installed in the country, wind energy is expected to reach 24.2 GW in 2024, considering auctions already held and contracts signed for wind farm plants on the free market. Infovento 2019, a newsletter produced by the Brazilian Wind Energy Association and published on Monday, June 15, World Wind Day, … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil is expected to have 24.2 GW by 2024

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Record 6.1 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity installed globally in 2019

The global offshore wind power industry installed a record 6.1 GW of new wind farm capacity in 2019, bringing total capacity to 29 GW. Europe remained the largest market for offshore wind turbines, accounting for 59 per cent of new installations in 2019, while the Asia-Pacific region accounted for the remaining 41 per cent. China … Continue reading Record 6.1 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity installed globally in 2019

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Jordan among leading countries in MENA region for wind power production

Jordan was ranked third after Egypt and Morocco in the MENA region in terms of wind energy production during the year 2019, according to a report recently published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). According to the annual report, Jordan”s total wind energy production amounted to 190 megawatts (MW), placing it third in the … Continue reading Jordan among leading countries in MENA region for wind power production

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Americas install over 13.4 GW wind energy capacity in 2019, tripling the region’s total wind power capacity over past decade

North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean installed 13,427 MW of wind energy capacity in 2019, an increase of 12 per cent from 2018’s wind turbines installations. Total installed wind farm capacity in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean is now over 148GW, thereby tripling the wind power capacity in the region … Continue reading Americas install over 13.4 GW wind energy capacity in 2019, tripling the region’s total wind power capacity over past decade

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What’s next for Global Wind Energy Council Asia?

By: Raveen Singh, Business Development and Events Operations Manager, Global Wind Energy Council Asia Before my role at GWEC Asia as a Business Development and Operations Manager. I held various posts with various commercial event company leading businesses of several renewable energy exhibitions in the South East Asia region. Since working at Global Wind Energy … Continue reading What’s next for Global Wind Energy Council Asia?

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RES4Africa Foundation and the Global Wind Energy Council sign MoU to forward Africa’s sustainable development

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and RES4Africa Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase cooperation through joint initiatives and activities to support sustainable development for resilient economies and energy systems in Africa. GWEC and RES4Africa share a common vision that sustainable energy development is a crucial catalyst to empower and transform African … Continue reading RES4Africa Foundation and the Global Wind Energy Council sign MoU to forward Africa’s sustainable development

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The Growth of the Global Offshore Wind power Market Driven by Asia

Offshore wind energy is now contributing more and more to the growth of the wind industry and the energy transition globally. Since 2013, the wind turbines market has grown by an average of 21% each year, with more than 4 GW of new wind farm capacity installed each year in 2017 and 2018, making up … Continue reading The Growth of the Global Offshore Wind power Market Driven by Asia

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Global Gender Survey of the Wind Energy Industry

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced today the launch of The Global Gender Survey of the Wind Industry which will provide new insights on the roles and representation of women in the wind sector. This survey is being conducted between the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, which is co-organized by … Continue reading Global Gender Survey of the Wind Energy Industry

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China is the world’s largest wind power market

China is the world’s largest wind power market in both new and cumulative installations. In 2018, the country installed 20.2 GW of onshore wind energy and 1.6 GW of offshore wind farm, representing 44% and 37% of global market share respectively.     The continued growth of this wind turbines market is mainly due to ambitious … Continue reading China is the world’s largest wind power market

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The Global Wind Energy Council welcomes ENERCON as a board level member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome ENERCON as its latest board level member. ENERCON has been one of the technology leaders in the wind power sector for more than 30 years, supplying over 50.398 GW of wind energy globally as of 2018. Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC, said: “We are delighted … Continue reading The Global Wind Energy Council welcomes ENERCON as a board level member

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“Argentina Wind Power 2019”, the most important regional wind energy event

For the second consecutive year, “Argentina Wind Power 2019” will be held, the largest event in the country related to wind power, organized by La Nación, Global Wind Energy Council (Gwec) and the Argentine Wind Chamber. The exhibition and congress will be held on September 4 and 5, at the Argentine Catholic University, from 9 … Continue reading “Argentina Wind Power 2019”, the most important regional wind energy event

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) reports the loss of Steve Sawyer

It is with great regret that the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) reports the loss of Steve Sawyer, who was a founder of the organisation and General Secretary for almost 10 years. Steve passed away on 31 July after a short but intense struggle with cancer. Steve came into the wind industry after a courageous … Continue reading The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) reports the loss of Steve Sawyer

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GWEC launches Policy Pulse on Brazil wind power

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched a Policy Pulse report on Brazil, which provides qualitative analysis of the political and macroeconomic headwinds steering the wind sector and the measures needed to unlock greater wind power potential. With 15.1 GW of wind power, Brazil is the most advanced wind market in Latin America. Since … Continue reading GWEC launches Policy Pulse on Brazil wind power

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GWEC welcomes ACWA Power as a board level member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome ACWA Power as its latest board level member. ACWA Power is a developer, investor and operator of wind, solar and conventional power generation with 54 assets in operation, construction or advanced development across 11 countries.  Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC, said: “We are thrilled to … Continue reading GWEC welcomes ACWA Power as a board level member

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GWEC and World Bank host intergovernmental delegation for offshore wind power in emerging markets

  Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), in partnership with the World Bank Group, held the first intergovernmental forum for emerging markets with strong offshore wind potential in London this week. The forum brought together governments, commercial developers, development partners and wind energy experts from developing countries in order to realise the offshore wind potential in … Continue reading GWEC and World Bank host intergovernmental delegation for offshore wind power in emerging markets

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GWEC launches newest Policy Pulse on Argentina wind power

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched a Policy Pulse report on Argentina, which provides qualitative analysis of the political and macroeconomic headwinds steering the wind sector and the measures needed to unlock greater wind power potential. Argentina is a promising market with some of the best wind resources in the world. Wind energy … Continue reading GWEC launches newest Policy Pulse on Argentina wind power

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Vietnam set for wind energy expansion with over 1 GW expected to be installed by 2021

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is hosting its annual Vietnam Wind Power Conference today for the second time running, gathering major international wind companies, energy authorities, financial institutions and regulators to discuss the potential for wind energy in Vietnam and the impact of renewables in the region. On the occasion of this official industry … Continue reading Vietnam set for wind energy expansion with over 1 GW expected to be installed by 2021

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GWEC welcomes Goldwind as a board level member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome Goldwind as its latest board level member. Goldwind is one of the world’s leading onshore and offshore wind turbine suppliers, operating across 6 continents with a total installed capacity of 51 GW. Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC, said: “We are delighted to welcome one of … Continue reading GWEC welcomes Goldwind as a board level member

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GWEC working with World Bank Group to hold forum on Offshore Wind Power in London

Forum will bring together emerging markets with strong offshore wind energy potential, with representatives from 15 governments expected to attend. World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have launched program to fast-track the adoption of offshore wind energy in developing countries. GWEC Market Intelligence expects global offshore wind capacity to grow to 210GW in … Continue reading GWEC working with World Bank Group to hold forum on Offshore Wind Power in London

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Global Wind Energy Council welcomes GE Renewable Energy as its latest board level Member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome GE Renewable Energy as its latest board level member. GE Renewable Energy is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines and provider of energy system solutions. The company operates across 35 countries with a total installed wind capacity of 62 … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Council welcomes GE Renewable Energy as its latest board level Member

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