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Europe invests € 27 billion in new wind farms in 2018

Europe invested € 27 billion in new wind farms in 2018, which will finance a record amount of future new wind energy capacity. This is according to WindEurope’s annual ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report. The amount invested is similar to previous years. But thanks to cost reduction, especially in offshore wind, it will finance a record 16.7GW of new wind capacity.

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20,641 wind turbines installed in 2018, produced by 37 manufacturers

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has published the first edition of its annual Global Wind Market Development – Supply Side Data 2018. The Global Wind Market Development - Supply Side Data 2018 represents a detailed account of wind turbines installed across the global from all active suppliers over the past year.

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US wind power grew 8% in 2018 amid record demand

The American wind power industry emerged from 2018 stronger than ever, now able to power 30 million American homes after 8% capacity growth last year. The newly released U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report,

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Taiwan considers to mandate local vessel use in some offshore wind activities

Two government agencies in Taiwan are considering making the use of Taiwan-flagged vessels mandatory for certain offshore wind farm construction activities, after complaints from local shipowners.

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Global Wind Report forecasts over 300GW capacity to be added in next 5 years

The Global Wind Energy Council has published the 14th edition of the Global Wind Report. Data in the report confirms that 2018 was a positive year for the wind industry, with 51.3 GW of new installations. Market-based mechanisms, such as auctions, tenders and Green Certificates were the main drivers behind new installations in 2018.

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US Department of Energy announces US$ 28 million in funding for wind energy research

The US Department of Energy announced up to US$ 28.1 million in funding aimed at advancing wind energy nationwide across the land-based, offshore, and distributed wind sectors.

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