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VDMA/BWE: 58% Onshore Wind Power Growth in 2014 – Net Growth of 4,386 MW Way Above EEG 2014 2,500 MW Target

In 2014 new onshore wind power turbines with a total capacity of 4,750 MW were installed, the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) and the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) informed. This exceeds the growth target of 2,500 MW net annually introduced with the amendment of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) that is effective since August 2014 (EEG 2014) by far. Even discounting a dismantling of some 364 MW net growth of about 4,386 MW remains 75% higher than planned.

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BWE/VDMA: Wind Power Capacity Grows by 66% in First Half of 2014 – Just Before Entry into Force of EEG 2014 Revision

Due to uncertainty prior to the amendment of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2014 or EEG 2.0) that will come into effect on 1 August 2014 and more land designated for onshore wind power use by the Länder (federal states), 1,723 MW of new capacity were installed in the first half of 2014, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) informed. This constitutes an increase of 66% compared to the same period last year. Total wind power capacity at the end of June amounted to 35,389 MW. The associations expect onshore wind power to grow by 3,300 to 3,700 MW net until the end of the year. Thereafter growth will slow down, they say.

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BWE/VDMA Information on Offshore Wind Power Growth in Germany in 2013

In 2013 48 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 240 MW were installed off the German coasts, bringing the capacity of all 116 wind turbines in the North and Baltic Sea to 520.3 MW, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) informed.

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BWE: German Wind Power Market Shows Steady Upward Trend in 2012 and First Half of 2013

Production in the German wind energy industry increased in 2012. There was also a steady upwards trend for new onshore capacity, as well as growth from a moderate level in the offshore sector in the first half of 2013, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems informed.
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BWE: Wind Power Growth Rebounds in 2011

Wind power rebounded in Germany in 2011 after a weaker 2010, confirming forecasts, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) said.

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High Cost for Solar Energy Threatens to Split Renewables Alliance

The German Wind Energy Association (BWE) firmly asked Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft (BSW Solar) to make specific proposals to curb the skyrocketing solar costs, the magazine Spiegel writes. BSW Solar is the interest group of the German solar energy industry. The dispute may lead to a fracticidal war in the renewables camp, the magazine warns.

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Repowering of Wind Farms Often Opposed by Local Residents

The German wind energy companies are in the process of replacing old wind turbines by newer, more powerful ones. However, local residents are not always pleased, the weekly magazine Der Spiegel writes. Continue reading ‘Repowering of Wind Farms Often Opposed by Local Residents’

Permitting Regime for Small Wind Turbines Under Discussion

Small wind turbines are a fast growing market, but the existing permitting regime provides some challenges. It mainly follows normal building permit rules.  However, state and regional authorities are sometimes struggling how to deal with small wind turbines permits.  Continue reading ‘Permitting Regime for Small Wind Turbines Under Discussion’