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Al Gore's Challenge to Repower America
, 2008

Al Gore: A Generational Challenge to Repower America





Global installed PV capacity to reach 200 GW soon
02. July 2015

Growth of photovoltaics

Jan 2016:
Die gesamte installierte PV Kapazität liegt bei über 230 GW

Growth of wind power

Jan 2016:
Die gesamte installierte Wind Kapazität liegt bei über 400 GW

Jan 2016:
Die gesamte installierte PV und Wind Kapazität liegt bei
über 600 GW


Renewables Global Status Report

Oct 07, 2012
World Wind Capacity has crossed 250 GW

Worldwide wind capacity has reached 254 GW, 273 GW expected for full year
The worldwide wind capacity reached 254’000 MW by the end of June 2012, out of which 16’546 MW were added in the first six months of 2012.
This increase represents 10 % less than in the first half of 2011, when 18’405 MW were added.
The global wind capacity grew by 7% within six months (2% less than the same period in 2011) and by 16,4 % on an annual basis (mid-2012 compared with mid-2011). In comparison, the annual growth rate in 2011 was 20,3 %.

April 10, 2013

Electricity production from solar and wind in Germany in 2013 pdf

PV predicted to produce 110 TWh in 2013, April 10, 2013
Already installed photovoltaic systems will produce "at least" 110 TWh, or 110 billion kWh in 2013, thus representing 0.5% of global electricity demand. This corresponds to the annual energy consumption of the Netherlands, it says.

Oct 30, 2012
New photovoltaic installations worth over 31 GW are predicted for 2012
This accumulates to 100 GW of installed PV power by the end of 2012

Q1, 2012
At the end of 2011, more than 69 GW of photovoltaics was installed worldwide.
This photovoltaic capacity can produce 85 billion kWh of electricity a year, enough to power more than 20 million households in the world.

Nov 26, 2012

Australian report pushes 100% renewable energy future
A new report, released today by Australia’s Climate Commission, has made the case for a vastly expanded role for renewable energy in the country. The report argues that Australia is currently in "critical decade" in which a transition towards renewable energy is made.
Global investment in renewable power is increasing rapidly, and reached almost $250 billion in 2011. In fact, global investment in new renewable energy generating capacity exceeded spending on new fossil fuel power plants in 2011. China leads the world in renewable energy with the most installed renewable power and the largest investment in 2011. In 2011, 118 countries – more than double the number in 2005 – had targets to drive investment in renewable technologies and generation.

Nov 27, 2011

Global renewable energy investments surpass fossil fuels

Nov 25, 2011
Renewable Power Investments Trump Fossils for First Time

Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN)
, May 2011

IEA releases first Clean Energy Progress Report
, April 2011

Green Economy Report: How two per cent of global GDP can trigger green growth and fight poverty
, Feb. 2011

THE ENERGY REPORT - 100% renewable energy by 2050
, Feb. 2011

Vollständige Stromversorgung durch erneuerbare Energien bis 2050
, Jan. 2011

Stanford University: Wind, water and sun beat other energy alternatives
, Dec. 2008

A Solar Grand Plan
, Jan. 2008

08 April 2011
Worldwide Wind Capacity reaches 197 GW

- China becomes world leader, installing 18,9 Gigawatt, more than 50 % of the world market

- Worldwide capacity reached 196’630 Megawatt, out of which 37’642 Megawatt were added in 2010, slightly less than in 2009.
- Wind power showed a growth rate of 23,6 %, the lowest growth since 2004 and the second lowest growth of the past decade.
- All wind turbines installed by the end of 2010 worldwide can generate 430 TWh per annum,

more than the total electricity demand of the United Kingdom

the sixth largest economy of the world, and equalling
2,5 % of the global electricity consumption.

- The wind sector in 2010 had a turnover of 40 billion Euro and employed 670’000 persons worldwide.
China became number one in total installed capacity and the center of the international wind industry, and added 18’928 Megawatt within one year, accounting for more than 50 % of the world market for new wind turbines.

- Major decrease in new installations can be observed in North America and the USA lost its number one position in total capacity to China.
- Many Western European countries are showing stagnation, whereas there is strong growth in a number of Eastern European countries.
- Germany keeps its number one position in Europe with 27’215 Megawatt, followed by Spain with 20’676 Megawatt.
- The highest shares of wind power can be found in three European countries: Denmark (21 %), Portugal (18 %) and Spain 16 %).
- Asia accounted for the largest share of new installations (54,6 %), followed by Europe (27,0 %) and North America (16,7 %).
- Latin America (1,2 %) and Africa (0,4 %) still played only a marginal role in new installations.
- Africa: North Africa represents still lion share of installed capacity, wind energy plays hardly a role yet in Subsahara Africa.
- Nuclear disaster in Japan and oil spill in Gulf of Mexico will have long-term impact on the prospects of wind energy. Governments need to urgently reinforce their wind energy policies.
- WWEA sees a global capacity of 600 GW as possible by the year 2015 and more than 1’500 GW by the year 2020.

Visit also WWEA's interactive world map with statistical information about all countries that use wind energy

April-May 2011
The total installed photovoltaic capacity in the world now amounts to around 40 GW,

producing some 50 Terawatt-hours (TWh) of electrical power every year.

Capacity additions grew from 7.2 gigawatts (GW) installed in 2009 to 16.6 GW in 2010 thus making solar photovoltaic power the leading renewable energy technology in terms of new capacity growth in Europe last year.

“The numbers reveal the outstanding potential of PV to make major contributions to the energy landscape of the future. The currently installed global PV capacity produces power equivalent to the

entire electricity consumption of countries like Greece, Romania or Switzerland

explains Ingmar Wilhelm, President of EPIA.

The major increase seen in 2010 was linked to the rapid growth of the German and Italian markets. With 7.4 GW installed in just one year, Germany continues to lead the PV market world-wide, while Italy, installing 2.3 GW, starts to exploit its huge potential of solar resources.

Other countries also saw significant growth. The Czech Republic experienced a burst to 1.5 GW in 2010 that is however unlikely to be sustained in 2011.
Japan and the U.S. almost reached the gigawatt mark with, respectively, 990 and 900 megawatts (MW) installed last year.
France reached over 700 MW, while Spain regained some ground by installing 370 MW after two years of strongly adverse conditions.
Belgium connected more than 420 MW of PV capacity to the grid in 2010.
In the EU more than 13 GW of new PV capacity were added in 2010 while the rest of the world accounted for almost 4 GW.

EPIA-Global-Market-Outlook-for-Photovoltaics-until-2015 (8MB)

PV markets are stronger than they have ever been, and PV now appears on the energy map of several countries as a real alternative to conventional electricity sources. In several countries, grid parity for small-scale residential and commercial systems will be reached in the coming years. It is expected that PV reaches progressively competitiveness all over Europe by 2020. “The evolution of the PV market in recent years has been heavily linked to the confidence and vision of smart policy makers in supporting the development of the technology” explains Wilhelm. “Adequate support policies that have been driving the markets so far, such as the Feed-in Tariffs, must continue and be ever brought in tune with the declining cost curve of PV. The PV industry also supports well-designed support schemes that simplify the authorization processes and moreover limit the cost for electricity consumers, while ensuring the development of the market and industry” he concludes. With projections reaching from over 130 to circa 200 GW of globally installed PV systems by 2015, also the future trend is outstanding. Within the coming years, solar photovoltaic power is well on the way to becoming a fully competitive part of the electricity system in the European Union and an increasingly important part of the energy mix around the globe. EPIA’s Global Market Outlook for Photovoltaics until 2015 is available for download here.

Die insgesamt installierte Photovoltaik-Leistung Ende 2010 betrug 38 GW

Der globale Photovoltaik-Zubau betrug in 2010 130 % und erreichte 17,5 GW.
Der Bericht geht von einem zweistelligen Wachstum des PV-Zubaus 2011 auf 20,5 GW aus.
Somit würde die weltweit installierte Gesamtleistung bis Ende 2011 bei 58 GW liegen.

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