These are the findings of a study by Deloitte commissioned by the Irish Wind Energy Association. To meet Ireland's 16% renewables target, including the government's 33% target for electricity from renewables and Northern Ireland's share of the 15% UK renewable energy goal, will require some 7800 MW of wind across the island-almost a six-fold increase from current capacity. The report says Ireland has missed out on most of the employment potential associated with wind energy, which is in manufacturing. As a result, the majority of wind jobs created will be in construction (68%), followed by development (11%), which includes financing and legal services. The report warns of looming skills shortages and highlights a lack of awareness among students of career opportunities in the sector.
Italian energy developer lays out five-year plan to become a pure renewables player and eyes green hydrogen and energy storage
DNV contracted to assess feasibility of 40MW battery energy storage system at West Africa's first utility-scale wind farm
EDPR reports decreases in revenue, earnings and net profit in the first quarter, with extreme weather and blackouts in Texas to blame
Projects carried over from final months of 2020 help first quarter set new record levels for commissioning as project pipelines also swell
Norwegian developer unveils plans for a giant offshore wind farm that would use both fixed-bottom foundations and floating platforms
Three-lender consortium lends €300 million to 372MW Björnberget wind farm in northern Sweden. The project is due online in 2022
Vestas president for the Mediterranean region sees good growth prospects in the area if red tape is removed. Floating offshore beckons, too
Below we present our latest global capacity forecasts to 2027.
Estimated installed wind capacity by country and region
Turbine Purchase Agreements recorded in April 2021
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