The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India. This study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for offshore wind power in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium.

Wind-power projects around the world accounted for almost half of the new electrical generating capacity installed in 2015, as the cost of turbines fell and pressure mounted to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

China installed half of all new wind capacity worldwide last year, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The country added an “astonishing” 30.5 gigawatts (GW) to boost installations to 145.1GW. It overtook the EU total for the first time, which added a record 6GW to increase its capacity to 141.6GW. China is ramping up renewable energy in a bid to limit smog-causing pollution from coal plants and act on climate change. Falling costs increasingly make the technology competitive with fossil fuels.

The Global Wind Energy Council launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update in Istanbul. The report details wind power’s remarkable growth in 2014, as well as updating GWEC’s rolling 5 year market projections, which show continued growth for the rest of the decade.

The report contains major market development trends, policy development in China in the year 2014. It also contains information about wind OEM and developers, as well as provincial/regional breakdown of the wind development.

After a slowdown in 2013, the wind industry set a new record for annual installations in 2014. Globally, 51,477 MW of new wind generating capacity was added in 2014 according to the global wind market statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The record-setting figure represents a 44% increase in the annual market, and is a solid sign of the recovery of the industry after a rough patch in the past few years. Total cumulative installations stand at 369,553 MW at the end of 2014

By 2020 India could have 56 GW of wind power supplying 137 terrawatt hours (TW h) of electricity each year, save 82 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissionseach year according to “Global Wind Energy Outlook for 2014” published by Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International. The sector could also provide employment to over 123,000 people says the report.

2013 has been one of the toughest years for the Indian wind industry due to a lapse in policy in 2012 finds this ninth annual report on the status of the global wind industry by the Global Wind Energy Council. It welcomes the new ‘National Wind Mission’ but calls for a clear, stable national policy & government investment in infrastructure, including strengthening transmission, to continue to fuel India’s economic growth.

The cumulative global capacity witnessed an increase of nearly 200,000 MW in the past five years reaching a total of 318,137 MW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). GWEC released its 2013 market statistics on February 5, 2014, which says that despite good performance over the past five years, the annual market dropped by almost 10 GW to 35,467 MW, attributable to the precipitous drop in US installations due to the policy gap created by the US Congress in 2012.

GWEC's annual market update on the status of the global wind industry is the authoritative source of information on wind power markets around the world. It provides you with a comprehensive snapshot of the global industry, now present in about 75 countries, with 21 countries having more than 1000 MW installed.