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GWEC: Wind Energy Powers Ahead Despite Economic Turmoi

Brussels, 7 February 2012. The Global Wind Energy Council annual market statistics show that the wind industry installed just over 41,000 MW of new clean, reliable wind power in 2011, bringing the total installed capacity globally to more than 238,000 MW at the end of last year. This represents an increase of 21%, with an increase in the size of the annual global market of just over 6%. Today, about 75 countries worldwide have commercial wind power installations, with 22 of them already passing the 1 GW level.

Development of wind energy and political framework requirements in Germany

Interview with Sylvia Pilarsky-Grosch, President of the German Wind Energy Association, in "Energy Report" about the development and the targets of on- and offshore wind energy in Germany

Significant German Offshore Wind Energy in 2013 Shows Growth

Deutsche WindGuard, German company specializing in wind energy project development and consulting, analyzed the status of the offshore wind energy development for the year 2013 in Germany, on behalf of VDMA Power Systems and the German Wind Energy Association (BWE). According to Deutsche WindGuard, 48 offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 240 MW were connected to the grid last year. As a result, a total of 116 offshore wind turbines in the North and Baltic seas produced a total of 520.3 MW of electricity until 31st December 2013.

Wind energy added more new capacity than any other form of power in Europe in 2015

Press release by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Across the 28 EU member states, wind accounted for 44% of all new power installations, connecting a total of 12.8GW to the grid – 9.766MW in onshore and 3,034MW offshore. The volume of new installations was 6.3% up on 2014. Total wind capacity in Europe now stands at 142GW and covers 11.4% of Europe’s electricity needs.

Offshore wind energy in Germany: growth figures for the first half of 2017

Offshore wind energy: Two new offshore wind farms come online - Capacity expansion is essential

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The German government has set a goal for itself: reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent below the level of 1990 by 2050. The growth of renewables is the main tool towards reaching that goal. The industry believes that Germany can get half of its power from renewables by 2020.

Press release // Offshore, Onshore, Repowering, Statistics

German wind turbine market enjoys stable growth - The wind industry faces major challenges on the world market.

Berlin. The substantial growth experienced by the German wind energy industry last year was followed by a stable upwards trend on the home market in the first six months of this year. This was confirmed by the findings of a current manufacturer survey conducted by Deutsche WindGuard on behalf of Bundesverband WindEnergie e.V. (Federal Association of Wind Energy, BWE) and VDMA Power Systems: 414 new wind turbines with a total capacity of 1,004 megawatts went online.

Press release // Offshore, Onshore, Statistics

Annual balance for wind energy generated in 2012: Germany records stable growth in turbulent global market environment.

Berlin, Germany. The German wind energy market recorded further stable growth in 2012. According to current data collected by Deutsche WindGuard on behalf of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems (VDMA PS), 2012 saw the installation of 1,008 new wind turbines (2011: 895) with a total capacity of 2,439 megawatts (2011: 2,008). Connection of new capacity to the grid thus exceeded the previous year’s figure by around 20 percent.

Embedding national energy policy in the European context

"European policy is becoming increasingly important for the German energy transition – and onshore wind power in particular." In addition to representing national positions, we therefore also have to influence European energy policy more. Energy policy has to be embedded in the European context," Jan Hinrich Glahr, vice president of German Wind Energy Association BWE, stated at a side event of the EWEA Wind Energy Conference in Barcelona.

Press release // Offshore, Statistics, wind energy

Offshore Wind Energy in Germany 2014: The gigawatt mark has been passed

Berlin. The German market for offshore wind energy projects broke through the gigawatt barrier last year. By 31 December 2014, 258 offshore wind turbines in the German North and Baltic Seas with a total capacity of 1,049.2 megawatts fed into the grid. This figure was ascertained by Deutsche WindGuard on behalf of the four organisations VDMA Power Systems, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), the Wind Energy Agency (WAB) and the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation (SOW).

Press release // Economy, Offshore, Statistics, wind energy

Offshore Wind Energy Half-Year Figures 2015 in Germany - Expansion on schedule: 1,765 megawatts more on line

Berlin/Frankfurt.  In the first half of 2015, another 422 offshore wind turbines, with a combined capacity of 1,765.3 megawatts went on line. Up to 30 June 2015 a total of 668 offshore turbines with an overall capacity of 2,777.8 megawatts fed power into the German grid. With the current offshore wind energy output the system can supply around three million households with power.

Press release // Offshore, Statistics, wind energy

Offshore wind energy in Germany: Figures 2015 - Record achieved due to catch-up effects

Offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 2,282.4 megawatts went on grid 2015. This demonstrates the capability of the German offshore wind industry and meets the expectations expressed at the beginning of 2015. This will however initially remain a unique record, as it is based on the catch-up effects of grid connection.

Press release // EEG, Offshore, wind energy

Expansion of offshore wind energy in Germany in the first half of 2016 - Rough sea ahead for offshore wind industry

As was to be expected, the number of new offshore wind installations in Germany was relatively moderate in the first six months of the year, with a total capacity of 258 MW going on line. The industry estimates an overall offshore expansion to the tune of 700 MW by the end of the year. The new Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) means troubled waters for the German offshore wind industry. A lower volume of project tenders means the German business base will be more costly and this will mean a loss of jobs. Grid expansion on land is necessary if the energy transition is to succeed.

The Wind Industry Is a Strong Employer in Germany

A GWS analysis shows that the onshore and offshore wind industries support 143,000 jobs directly and indirectly throughout all German states.

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