Success Stories

Why wind energy makes sense for big business and local communities

The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight on Global Wind Day

From niche technology, wind energy is now a global success story. The wind industry provides 260,000 quality high-skilled jobs in Europe. On a global scale, that figure is now 1.15 million. Today is Global Wind Day, an opportunity for citizens around the world to learn more about and show their support for wind power.  It’s Read more about The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight on Global Wind Day[…]

Local impact of wind energy in Europe at heart of new industry push for renewables ambition

WindEurope recently launched a new “Local Impact, Global Leadership” toolkit that maps out the local economic benefits of wind energy in Europe. On a macro level, wind energy contributes €36bn to EU GDP, supports 263,000 jobs and generates €8bn of exports. But until now, the local micro-economic benefits were less well-known. Where are the jobs? Read more about Local impact of wind energy in Europe at heart of new industry push for renewables ambition[…]

Check out the top 5 wind power countries in the world

In 2017, renewables accounted for 70 percent of net additions to global generating capacity. Renewable power generation capacity had its largest annual increase yet, with an estimated 178 GW of capacity added. 52 GW of this capacity was contributed by wind power. Let’s break down the top 5 countries worldwide with the largest cumulative capacity, Read more about Check out the top 5 wind power countries in the world[…]

Global wind market set for rapid growth in 2019

Recent years have seen unprecedented growth in the global wind market. Changing regulatory environments in leading European markets have made 2018 a period of consolidation, but the global wind market is set to return to “dramatic” growth in 2019, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). GWEC have stated in their recent annual market Read more about Global wind market set for rapid growth in 2019[…]

Three incredible months of wind power production in Scotland

In the first quarter of 2018, Scotland had a record-breaking wind output – enough to power an incredible 5 million homes. Scotland is fast on track to get 100 percent of its electricity via renewable energy by 2020, and the latest record-breaking figures are a sure sign of the revolutionary power of wind energy. In Read more about Three incredible months of wind power production in Scotland[…]

Viana do Castelo, Portugal Manufacturing Site

ENERCON, one of the world’s leading companies in the wind energy industry, established the manufacturing cluster in Viana do Castelo and Lanheses in Portugal in 2006. The company has since been an important contributor to the infrastructure, employment and the economy of the region. ENERCON invested €200m in the facility, which also included the transformation Read more about Viana do Castelo, Portugal Manufacturing Site[…]

Hull Blade Factory

  Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was created in April 2017, following the merger of Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica and Siemens Wind Power. The new company employs 27,000 employees globally. It has a combined installed capacity of 80 GW in more than 90 countries, across five continents. The company ranks second in global installations, second in global Read more about Hull Blade Factory[…]