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News // Offshore, Onshore

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.

Wind sector can quickly and inexpensively add its own supply lines

Hannover. Increasingly, delays in the grid expansion are turning out to be a bottleneck for Germany's energy transition. While renewable technologies continue to improve and become more efficient, grid expansion has been moving slowly for years. The increasing frequency with which wind turbines are being disconnected shows how critical the problem is. Here, something needs to be done quickly. In addition to speeding up grid expansion, we need to look into other alternatives.

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

Wind power is affordable and safe – but also faces tremendous challenges

Sylvia Pilarsky-Grosch, President of the German Wind Energy Association, says the wind sector faces tremendous challenges after the overall success in 2013. The German government plans to revise the Renewable Energy Act and specify target corridors for further growth. In both cases, the changes could pose risks for the energy transition’s future success.

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.

Industry stands together to make economic case for wind energy in Poland

News of the European Windenergy Association (EWEA). The European wind industry will descend on Warsaw today to make the economic arguments for wind power in a market that faces increasing uncertainty.

Page // Onshore, Repowering


In repowering, modern turbines replace first-generation wind turbines. There are benefits at a number of levels. For instance, the number of turbines can be cut in half even as output is doubled, resulting in a more efficient use of sites when three times as much energy is produced. Over the next few years, the annual market could be as big as 1,000 MW, equivalent to around one half billion euros in sales.

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.

Press release // Onshore, Statistics, wind energy

Onshore wind power grows as forecast in 2013, but 2014 and 2015 remain highly uncertain

Berlin.  As forecast by the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems, the market for onshore wind turbines is growing. The statistics published by Deutsche WindGuard on behalf of BWE und VDMA Power Systems based on an up-to-date survey of manufacturers shows stable growth. Nearly 60 percent of the 2,998 megawatts of newly installed capacity was built in central and southern Germany. Wind power is growing especially strongly in these areas, but the north remains an anchor of stability for onshore wind power with over 40 percent of the market.

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 // Economy, Onshore, Statistics, wind energy

Onshore wind power statistics for first half of 2014 in Germany: Onshore wind power grows strongly

In the first half of 2014, the German market for onshore wind turbines grew by around 66 percent year over year, with some 1,723 megawatts having been installed. The sector attributes this strong growth to some overlapping effects, specifically a race to get projects completed before the new Renewable Energy Act (dubbed EEG 2.0) takes effect in August along with specifications of where turbines can be built in a number of German states. In the long run, an EEG 3.0 will have to provide a reliable investment environment and a calculable growth rate.

Onshore wind energy 2014: Record 4,750 megawatt rise in installations in Germany

Additional volume is due to the allocation of land and the special political situation in Germany in the previous years. Number of turbines dismantled and replaced has also reached an all-time high. German wind industry well positioned in booming global market. Reliable political framework needed for continued expansion in order to meet government targets.

Onshore wind energy, expansion figures for the first half of 2015 in Germany: The German wind industry takes a breather

The figures for onshore wind in Germany show a downturn in the first six months of this year. Despite this, the trade associations predict a net additional installation for the whole of 2015 of at least 4,000 megawatts, which would make climate goals achievable. The manufacturers are however burdened by a boom and bust market situation, and perch on a system that will guarantee continuous future expansion.

Land-based wind energy: Analysis of the German market in 2015

Successful wind energy expansion, but the EEG amendment gives rise to growing uncertainty in the industry.
With a net increase of 3,535.8 megawatts, 2015 was the second strongest year for onshore wind energy expansion in Germany. But the draft Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) 2016 does away with binding expansion targets, and will manage wind energy expansion on land by means of annually variable tendering quantities. This means uncertainty for manufacturers and operators.

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

Onshore wind energy: Analysis of the German market in 2016 and outlook for 2017

After good expansion, there are now challenging times ahead.
Further high onshore expansion figures for the fourth year running have underlined the continued excellent performance of the German wind industry. The German wind industry grew by about 4,625 megawatts (4,259 MW net), thus reaching the anticipated increase of almost a quarter over the previous year, and very nearly the 2014 level.

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.

Press release // Economy, EEG, energy market, Onshore, Statistics

Expansion figures for the first half of 2017 in Germany Onshore wind energy – Strong expansion in transition, significant risks in 2018/2019

  • Gross expansion of onshore wind energy by 2,281 megawatts (MW), which equals 790 wind power plants, as high as expected in the first half of 2017
  • Industry implementing the projects approved through the end of 2016 – transition effect will cease in 2018
Press release // Onshore, tendering, wind energy

Legally defined civic energy again almost entirely dominates the second round of “Wind on Land” invitations to tender

As was expected, the second round of invitations to tender for “Wind on Land” is dominated by players who fulfil the civic energy requirements specified by the EEG, with 95% of the award-winning submissions. As a result, there is greater uncertainty as to whether the extension corridor can be achieved in the years after 2018, both in terms of time and with regard to volume. Suppliers and producers, as well as ancillary building trades, logistics providers and project planners, find themselves under strong pressure as a result of this insecurity.

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