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Just four wind turbine manufacturers accounted for more than half of the installed capacity in 2018

BNEF top 10 OEMDevelopers commissioned a little over 45GW of onshore wind turbines globally in 2018 compared with 47GW a year earlier. Just four manufacturers accounted for more than half, or 57%, of the machines deployed: Denmark’s Vestas, China’s Goldwind, GE Renewable Energy of the USA and Spain’s Siemens Gamesa.

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Poor return on capital threatens survival of some in wind turbine supply chain

The Global Wind Energy Innovation Trends report released by IntelStor reveals that over the past 40 years of the wind industry’s development, wind turbine manufacturing companies have spent US$ 33.4 billion on product development. That investment has led to the deployment of more than 390,000 wind turbines globally. But the industry also carries a dark secret. That staggering amount of investment has yielded a very poor return on capital (ROC) for most of the companies who have developed and sold wind turbines in the past 40 years.

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Turkey's wind energy sector grows 7.24% in 2018

Turkey invested US$ 650 million in the wind energy sector and added 457MW of installed capacity in 2018 according to the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TUREB).

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Africa and Middle East installed 962MW new wind capacity in 2018

The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows Africa and the Middle East installed 962MW capacity of onshore wind power in 2018, an increase of more than 300MW compared to 2017.

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Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform Ukraine founded

The Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform has announced the founding of its national presence in the Ukraine. The Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform Ukraine is the latest in a series of national focal points that will extend the reach of the platform into national contexts – political, language and economic – around the world.

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European offshore wind capacity grew by 18% in 2018

Europe installed 2.6 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity in 2018, according to statistics released by WindEurope. That’s an 18% increase in Europe’s offshore wind capacity.

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