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Global Electricity Review 2020: Wind and solar generate 8% of the world’s electricity

26.04.2020

An independent climate think-tank, Ember, focused on accelerating the global electricity transition from coal to fossil-free has published its new Global Electricity Review, giving insights into electricity generation & demand worldwide. The report presents data for 2019 across 217 countries covering 85% of the world’s electricity production. First and foremost, the report focuses on coal-fired electricity, which fell by 3% (-259 TWh)...

China Wind Power 2019, Conference & Exhibition, Beijing

11.03.2020

In recent years China has been the undisputed world leader in wind energy, both in terms of the annual commissioning of new capacities and in the amount of accumulated power. According to Irena, 20.2 GW wind turbines were commissioned in China in 2018, representing an increase of 12%. For comparison, the global volume of newly-implemented wind energy capacity in 2018 was less than 10%. Preliminary data for 2019 shows that this dynamic...

Wind energy in Europe in 2019: Offshore wind installations hit a record

02.03.2020

The new edition of the annual Wind energy in Europe report published by WindEurope represents developments and statistics on Europe’s wind energy activity in 2019. Data in the report provides information on the 28 EU member countries in particular and Europe in general, including wind power installations and generation, wind turbine size, as well as investments, auctions and tenders in the industry. After a 32% dramatic drop in 2018,...

Wind Energy 2018/ key applicants

19.12.2019

As the continuation of the previous review (Wind Energy 2018/ key indicators), the results of patenting activity of major applicants from patent applications dedicated to horizontal-axis wind turbines in 2018 are briefly evaluated here. 1583 patent applications were collected for the analysis, and are represented by 301 applicants from 29 countries and filed in 28 patent offices around the world. The methodology of searching and...

Wind Energy 2018/ key indicators

16.12.2019

Wind energy is one of the most intensively developing sectors of renewable energy. To a great extent this is promoted by abundant inventive activity. This review represents statistical indicators that characterize major priorities of inventors based on the patent applications registered during 2018 in the patent offices around the world. In the process of the patent search a set of patent applications related to horizontal axis wind...

Wind Europe 2019, Bilbao, Spain

12.07.2019

Conference & Exhibition Wind Europe 2019, which was held from April 2-4, became the most important event of the year in the field of renewable energy on the continent. Every two years the leading representatives of the wind power market demonstrate their technical achievements, and in 2019 the organizers chose one of the most beautiful cities in Spain - Bilbao, for this purpose. This choice was by no means accidental, for several years...

Nordex Group 2018

23.05.2019

The Nordex Group is an integrated, global supplier of multi-megawatt onshore wind turbine systems. The company develops complete systems, including control software, as well as services related to wind turbines. The company currently has more than 5,500 employees. The group's manufacturing network includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the USA and India, with plants in Argentina and Mexico to be added soon. The product...

Global Wind Report 2018: 51.3 GW of new installed wind power globally

16.05.2019

Global Wind Report 2018 released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) gives comprehensive information on the status of the wind industry on the planet. In 2018, 51.3 GW of new wind energy was installed globally. Despite the fact that this is 4% lower than in 2017, experts consider 2018 a good year for wind power which shows steady growth, with new markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa. The onshore market has added 46.8 GW, a...

Wind energy in Europe in 2018: Wind covers 14% of EU electricity demand

26.03.2019

The report Wind energy in Europe in 2018, published in February 2019 by the non-profit association WindEurope, provides annual trends and statistics on European wind farms and discusses new installations and financial activities in the industry in 2018. The report analyses both the 28 members of the EU and other countries of the continent, taking into account onshore and offshore as installations, as well as decommissioned wind...

Wind Energy 2017/ key applicants

07.02.2019

The present review includes information on the most productive applicants by the number of patent applica-tions registered in 2017 and related to horizontal axis wind turbines. In total, more than 2170 patent applica-tions represented by 404 applicants from 29 countries and registered in 28 patent offices of the world were found in generally-accessible sources on this topic as of the date of the present review compilation. The...