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German offshore wind industry generated revenue of around € 9 billion in 2018

In the German offshore wind energy industry in 2018, almost 800 market participants with around 24,500 employees generated more than 9 billion euros of revenue according to a study from market research institute wind:research.

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Wind Industry creates Africa Task Force to speed up development

The Global Wind Industry Council (GWEC) has set up a new Task Force to speed up and facilitate the development of wind energy in Africa. The Task Force brings together developers, manufacturers and associations that are active in the African market, including Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Vestas, the South Africa Wind Energy Association, Africa Europe Energy Partnership, RES4Africa, Mainstream Renewable Power, Acciona Energia, GE Renewable Energy, NRG Systems, DNV-GL, Nordex, Goldwind, Aurora Wind Power.

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New standard for the design of wind turbines

After almost ten years, IEC 61400-1 is being revised. The internationally standard deals with the technical requirements for the design of wind turbines and is published by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

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Community power in Germany is increasingly being marginalised

On the occasion of the 4th International Community Wind Symposium, the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the NRW Renewable Energy Association (LEE NRW), are launching a new study entitled “Community wind in the second year of auctions: a lot of shadow, little light" on the state of community wind energy in NRW and Germany.

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Global Wind Day 2019: celebrating the future of wind energy around the world

15 June marks Global Wind Day 2019, the day when we celebrate the global benefits that wind energy is bringing to communities around the world – both for today and tomorrow. With the world moving from the era of fossil fuel-based energy towards an increasingly decarbonised energy supply, wind energy is growing at an unprecedented rate.

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Strengthening America’s “Electric Highway” will fast-track U.S. economic growth

The United States urgently needs a 21st Century update of its aging power grid and the solution, well-planned transmission investment, will more than pay for itself according to a new report released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Grid Vision: The Electric Highway to a 21st Century Economy outlines why an interconnected, modern transmission grid is more important than ever as distributed solar, energy storage, and electric vehicles scale up, and maps out key policy reforms centred around the “Three Ps” of Planning, Paying and Permitting that are needed to make the vision a reality.

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