Germany awards contracts to add over 1GW of installed wind capacity

The German Bundesnetzagentur has announced the results of the second auction for onshore wind energy that closed for bids on 1 August 2017. The second auction for onshore wind energy was also marked by a high level of competition.

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AWEA releases map of every wind farm and factory in America

AWEA wind mapUsing a new map tool released anyone can now easily view the location of every utility-scale wind project and wind-related manufacturing facility in the USA. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released the map to help people visualise the growth of America’s largest source of renewable energy capacity.

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WWEA and KWEIA work together to boost Korean wind market

The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the Korean Wind Energy Industry Association (KWEIA) have signed an agreement which includes joint research on which success factors are important in order to boost the onshore and offshore wind market in Korea. For this purpose, several markets will be analysed in order to identify which policies are good for the promotion of wind power and for the accelerated deployment of wind farms.

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US wind energy continues rapid growth in 2016

The US Energy Department  (DOE) has released three wind market reports demonstrating continued growth in wind energy nationwide. America’s wind industry added more than 8,200MW of capacity last year, representing 27 per cent of all energy capacity additions in 2016. In 2016, wind supplied about 6 per cent of US electricity, and 14 states now get more than 10 per cent of their electricity from wind. The reports cover the following market sectors: land-based utility scale, offshore, and distributed wind.

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The Scottish Government invests GBP 1.5 million into Offshore Wind Accelerator

The Scottish Government has announced that it has invested a further GBP 1.5 million in the Carbon Trust’s collaborative research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programme – the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA).

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Wind industry gears up for Spanish 4.1GW deployment challenge

WindEurope welcomes the 1.1GW awarded to wind on Wednesday in the Spanish renewables auction. The figure adds to the nearly 3 GW wind won in the previous auction in May 2017. According to the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), the installation of the projects accorded to wind this year (and in 2016) will translate into investments in excess of € 4.5 billion and the creation of 25,000-30,000 jobs during construction.

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