The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its “Global Wind Report” for the year 2014. To give you a short overview, we created an infographic with some of the key figures from the 80 page report. Overall,Â the wind market recovered from its sharp decline in 2013 to just above 35 GW ofÂ new installations. Global installations
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its “Global Wind Report” for the year 2014. To give you a short overview, we created an infographic with some of the key figures from the 80 page report.
Overall,Â the wind market recovered from its sharp decline in 2013 to just above 35 GW ofÂ new installations. Global installations went up further than ever, reachingÂ just over 51 GW of new installations in 2014.
WhenÂ it comes to offshore wind energy, Europe is still frontrunner. This looksÂ considerably different with the onshore market. At the end of 2014 nearly aÂ third of the worldâ€™s total onshore wind power plants were standing in China.Â With 114 GW of onshore wind power, the country is on track to reach its goal ofÂ 200 GW wind power until 2020 â€“ or could reach this milestone a few years early.Â The report includes a market forecast for 2015 to 2019, in which the authorsÂ also expect Asia to be the dominating market over the next few years. TheÂ development of wind power in the USA and Canada on the other hand, is much
harder to predict. Europe is expected to stay stable, whilst in the markets inÂ India and Latin America a strong growth is expected.
AccordingÂ to the measurements dating back to the pre-war period in the region of TrebinjeÂ through Mostar to Bugojno we have promising values for wind energy. However:
– Wind-atlas at theÂ state level does not exist and research in this area are sporadic
-Â There is only oneÂ plant in operation, others are in the preparatory period
ThereÂ is interest for construction of wind power plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina. CompanyÂ Vran-DukiÄ‡ from Tomislavgrad submitted the application and projectÂ documentation for construction of 57 wind power plants in Gradina, municipality
Tomislavgrad. Also company Ivovik from Livno has applied for concession for constructionÂ of 24 wind power plants in Ivovik, municipality Livno.
All theseÂ ideas and projects has been slow and there is no progress in the last fewÂ years. The wind farm on the plateau PodveleÅ¾je has already supposed to startÂ with construction but the project stagnated. We can see from above that BosniaÂ and Herzegovina has the potential for wind power, the only question is whenÂ will our authorities figure that out.