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Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy grow Italian floating offshore wind pipeline to 2.5GW

Developers plan second floating offshore wind farm off southern Italy as part of 50:50 joint venture

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  • October 26 @ 9:00 am

Russian coal-mining firm to be powered by wind

Three-year PPA will cover all of Siberian Anthracite’s electricity consumption starting from 1 January 2022

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  • October 26 @ 6:16 am

Siemens Gamesa plans US’s first offshore wind blade factory

European manufacturer will develop site once it receives firm order for Dominion Energy’s 2.6GW offshore wind farm

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  • October 25 @ 9:56 am

Rotor and blades fall into sea at Vattenfall’s Ormonde offshore wind farm

Vattenfall launches clean-up operation after rotor and blades fall into sea during maintenance work

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  • October 25 @ 7:24 am

MingYang secures 375MW offshore wind order in Vietnam

Cà Mau intertidal project will consist of four wind farms and will be built in two phases, according to OEM

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  • October 25 @ 5:39 am

Statkraft to build 400MW wind and storage project in Chile

Norwegian utility plans to invest €430 million in a wind and energy storage hybrid project in northern Chile after winning a tender

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  • October 22 @ 11:22 am

Wind power jobs rose in 2020 despite pandemic, says Irena

Employment has risen by more than half since 2012, but wind power lags behind other renewables for employing women, report finds

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  • October 22 @ 8:29 am

Chile’s new grid access rules “not enough” to help wind

Renewable energy association claims LNG-fuelled power plants will continue to abuse inflexibility rules to secure priority dispatch

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  • October 21 @ 9:28 am

Ørsted completes foundations installation at Hornsea Two offshore wind farm

When it comes online next year, Ørsted’s 1,386MW offshore wind farm in UK waters will become the world’s largest

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  • October 21 @ 6:50 am

Ørsted completes foundation installation at Hornsea Two offshore wind farm

When it comes online next year, Ørsted’s 1,386MW offshore wind farm in UK waters will become the world’s largest

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  • October 21 @ 6:50 am

Ørsted sell 50% stake in Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm to Glennmont

Developer signs €1.2 billion agreement with clean energy investor Glennmont Partners ahead of final investment decision

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  • October 20 @ 6:07 am

Spain awards 2.2GW of onshore wind in latest auction *updated*

Small players remain dominant in Spanish renewables tender as prices rise from record low seen in previous round

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  • October 20 @ 4:14 am

Spain awards 2.2GW of onshore wind in latest auction

Small players remain dominant in Spanish renewables tender as prices rise from record low seen in previous round

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  • October 20 @ 4:14 am

Belgian government expands offshore wind zone

Ministers’ plans could see North Sea development zone extended by up to 3.5GW and connected via energy island

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  • October 19 @ 9:37 am

World’s largest floating offshore wind farm becomes operational

The 50MW development off the Scottish coast comprises the largest turbines ever to be installed on floating platforms

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  • October 19 @ 5:42 am

OX2 plans 1.7GW offshore wind farm in Sweden

Developer has filed permit applications for project in the Kattegat that could provide 6-7TWh of wind power annually

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  • October 19 @ 3:48 am

Vestas preferred supplier for 2.1GW US offshore wind

Equinor and BP pre-select Danish manufacturer’s V236-15.0MW for Empire Wind 1 and 2 projects off New York state

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  • October 18 @ 9:09 am

Vestas named preferred supplier for 2.1GW offshore wind in US

Equinor and BP pre-select Danish manufacturer’s V236-15.0MW for Empire Wind 1 and 2 projects off New York state

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  • October 18 @ 9:09 am

Industry calls for global push to scale up wind power

More than 90 companies sign up to GWEC’s manifesto ahead of COP26 in Glasgow calling for faster wind energy deployment

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  • October 18 @ 7:11 am

Engie kicks off work on Peru’s largest wind farm

French developer’s 260MW Punta Lomitas will increase Peru’s total wind capacity to more than 700MW once online in 2023

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  • October 18 @ 6:07 am

Shanghai Electric unveils 11MW offshore wind turbine

Chinese manufacturer announces new offshore wind turbine with 11MW power rating and 102-metre blades

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  • October 15 @ 6:41 am

Ørsted and Polish energy firm Ze Pak plan JV for Baltic Sea offshore wind

Danish developer and Polish fossil-fuel company Ze Pak eye upcoming seabed lease auction and CfD tenders

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  • October 15 @ 4:40 am

Vestas to install V236-15.0MW prototype offshore wind turbine in Denmark

Manufacturer selects test site for its 15MW turbine, where the V236-15.0MW is due to produce first power next year

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  • October 15 @ 3:53 am

Aker Solutions, DeepOcean and Solstad form offshore wind services alliance

Nordio trio pool resources to jointly offer product supply, fabrication and engineering services for offshore renewables

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  • October 14 @ 6:37 am

Nordex’s wind turbine orders rise by nearly 50% in Q3

German turbine manufacturer Nordex saw new orders rise sharply in the third quarter of 2021 compared with Q3 2020

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  • October 14 @ 6:23 am

US outlines plans for new offshore wind leases by 2025

US government agency BOEM kicks off process to sell seven new leases off the east coast, California and Gulf of Mexico

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  • October 14 @ 5:52 am

Germany awards 1.5GW onshore wind in latest tender

Germany’s latest auction was the first time this year that developers have bid for more onshore wind capacity than was on offer

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  • October 14 @ 4:07 am

TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group form US floating offshore wind joint venture

Irish developer and rebranded oil major believe majority of US offshore wind resources are found in deeper waters

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  • October 13 @ 9:46 am

Vattenfall commits to immediate wind turbine blade landfill ban

Swedish developer commits to recycling all blades by 2030 with interim 2025 target of recycling half of turbine blades

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  • October 13 @ 6:36 am

Vattenfall commits to wind turbine blade landfill ban by 2030

Swedish developer commits to recycling all blades by 2030 with interim 2025 target of recycling half of turbine blades

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  • October 13 @ 6:36 am

Vestas targets fully recyclable wind turbine blades by 2030

Danish manufacturer accelerates plans for zero-waste blades in push for fully recyclable turbines by 2040

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  • October 13 @ 5:20 am

Iberdrola’s offshore wind leader to leave company

During Jonathan Cole’s tenure at Iberdrola, the Spanish energy giant has developed a global pipeline of offshore wind projects

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  • October 12 @ 12:20 pm

TotalEnergies and Macquarie plan offshore wind-to-green hydrogen in Scotland

Offshore wind-to-hydrogen option could provide ‘critical alternative route to market’ for large Scottish projects

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  • October 12 @ 7:30 am

GE Renewable Energy confirms Haliade-X order for Vineyard Wind 1

Developers upgrade GE’s preferred supplier status to firm order, having reached financial close on the offshore wind farm

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  • October 11 @ 9:00 am

Statkraft’s gigawatt-scale wind development violates reindeer owners’ UN rights

Construction of two large wind farms in northern Norway violated reindeer herders’ cultural heritage rights, Supreme Court rules

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  • October 11 @ 6:02 am

Statkraft’s gigawatt-scale wind development violated reindeer owners’ UN rights

Construction of two large wind farms in northern Norway violated reindeer herders’ cultural heritage rights, Supreme Court rules

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  • October 11 @ 6:02 am

New developer led by Ørsted veteran plans 1GW Irish offshore wind by 2030

Inis Offshore Wind believes its five-project pipeline could support more than 4GW of offshore wind capacity

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  • October 11 @ 5:51 am

Denmark looks for new offshore wind sites after halting tender

Government identifies potential alternative locations for offshore wind as planned tender is paused over installation concerns

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  • October 8 @ 7:41 am

BlueFloat Energy and Falck Renewables eye floating offshore wind off south-west England

Partners believe the Celtic Sea off south-west England and Wales offers great potential for floating offshore wind

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  • October 8 @ 4:28 am

BlueFloat Energy and Falck Renewables eye Celtic Sea floating offshore wind

Partners believe the area off south-west England and Wales offers great potential for floating offshore wind

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  • October 8 @ 4:28 am

Wind, solar, hydro and biomass meet full demand of Brazilian energy tender

Wind takes about a fifth of capacity awarded in tender, with Statkraft, PEC Energia and Casa dos Ventos all successful

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  • October 8 @ 3:59 am

GE Renewable Energy to supply 810MW of wind turbines in India

US manufacturer receives large order to supply turbines to JSW Energy and provide operations and maintenance training

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  • October 7 @ 8:37 am

Chemicals producer Dow signs eight wind and solar PPAs

Power purchase agreements relate to output from wind and solar plants in Europe, Brazil and Canada

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  • October 7 @ 6:45 am

Aker Offshore Wind included underwater substation in ScotWind floating bid

Developer claims underwater substations could be cheaper and more reliable than those above sea level

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  • October 7 @ 4:31 am

Aker Offshore Wind included underwater substations in ScotWind floating bid

Developer claims underwater substations could be cheaper and more reliable than those above sea level

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  • October 7 @ 4:31 am

Mexican energy reform could ‘shut down wind’s advance’, industry warns

Proposed shake-up of Mexican power system would negate renewables’ advantages of being cheap and clean, according to energy groups

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  • October 6 @ 4:58 am

Mexican energy reform to ‘shut down wind’s advance’, industry warns

Proposed shake-up of Mexican power system would negate renewables’ advantages of being cheap and clean, according to energy groups

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  • October 6 @ 4:58 am

Oil player Repsol ramps up 2030 renewables target

Repsol aims for 20GW renewables capacity by 2030, with onshore wind expected to account for about a third of the total

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  • October 5 @ 9:51 am

GE Renewable Energy boosts Haliade-X offshore wind prototype to 14MW

US technology giant becomes first manufacturer to operate a wind turbine at 14MW with latest upgrade

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  • October 5 @ 3:31 am

Statkraft buys 350MW onshore wind portfolio in Germany and France

The Norwegian state-owned firm has won control of 43 wind farms to bolster its position in European power

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  • October 4 @ 9:25 am

Vestas’ wind turbine orders down 25% in Q3

Danish manufacturer reports more than 3GW of turbine purchase agreements, down 25% on the same period last year

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  • October 4 @ 7:41 am

Offshore wind industry sees huge opportunity in new markets

Developers and sector analysts believe industry must put forward the business case for offshore wind in emerging markets

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  • October 4 @ 7:11 am

Senvion India secures first wind turbine order under new Saudi owners

Turbine manufacturer to supply 591MW in India – its first turbine order since being acquired by Saudi firm Alfanar

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  • October 4 @ 6:29 am

Four wind farms cancelled in Argentina under new rules

Developers cancel wind farms with 150MW combined capacity to free up demand and transmission for more viable projects

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  • October 1 @ 12:03 pm

Falck and BlueFloat plan floating offshore wind in Italy

Partners to start authorisation process for 1.2GW Kailia Energia wind farm and preliminary analysis for a second site in Apulia

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  • October 1 @ 9:56 am

Falck and BlueFloat team up for floating offshore wind in Italy

Partners to start authorisation process for 1.2GW Kailia Energia wind farm and preliminary analysis for a second site in Apulia

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  • October 1 @ 9:56 am

Siemens Gamesa confirms supply deal for two US offshore wind farms

OEM has firmed up conditional orders from Ørsted and Eversource JV for its 11MW turbine for two sites off the US’s north-east coast

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  • October 1 @ 9:28 am

SGRE confirms supply deal for two US offshore wind farms

OEM has firmed up conditional orders from Ørsted and Eversource JV for its 11MW turbine for two sites off the US’s north-east coast

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  • October 1 @ 9:28 am

Nordex halts 19 wind turbines after N149 collapses in Germany

Investigators are assessing what caused 4.5MW turbine installed on 164-metre tower at forest site to crumble

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  • October 1 @ 9:06 am

Italy assigns CfDs to 296MW of onshore wind in latest tender

Three repowering projects are among the wind and solar projects securing 20-year contracts in latest round

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  • September 30 @ 8:48 am

Collaboration ‘key to reducing impact of offshore wind on UK radar systems’

Industry, government and the military working together to ensure offshore wind farms and air defence systems can co-exist

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  • September 30 @ 8:04 am

Ørsted eyes 27MW offshore wind turbines for Swedish megaproject

Developer submits assessment citing turbines with power ratings up to 27MW, a 320m rotor diameter and tip heights up to 385m

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  • September 30 @ 5:57 am

NREL calls for ‘bendy’ onshore wind blades to boost deployment

Researchers say “controlled flexing” would enable rail transport of 100-metre single-piece turbine blades to more places

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  • September 30 @ 5:40 am

Offshore wind power project financing model is ‘disrupted’

The move to merchant project financing and the involvement of big oil is spurring radical change, according to offshore wind experts

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  • September 30 @ 4:19 am

SSE Renewables moves to enter Japanese offshore wind market

Joint venture with local developer Pacifico Energy paves way to participation in country’s offshore wind auctions

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  • September 29 @ 5:59 am

Offshore wind leaders warn CfD changes may be needed as UK sector grows

Auction mechanisms that have worked well in the past might not be fit for the future, according to conference panellists

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  • September 29 @ 5:55 am

Planned 10GW green hydrogen project could include Africa’s first offshore wind farm

UK firm agrees development rights for large areas to develop wind and solar resources for green hydrogen production

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  • September 28 @ 9:52 am

Video: Nabrawind unveils new wind turbine blade installation system

Manufacturer claims BladeRunner system can cut costs due to its minimal use of cranes and quick installation time

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  • September 28 @ 9:48 am

Wind industry slams new Spanish ‘gas tax’ charges

Government’s ‘windfall tax’ risks decimating wind farm revenues and destroying investment, warns WindEurope

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  • September 28 @ 7:18 am

Vestas introduces two new 4MW wind turbine variants

Danish turbine manufacturer boosts power rating of V150 and V136 models, increasing annual energy production

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  • September 28 @ 4:08 am

Opinion: Norway’s supply chain drives floating offshore wind momentum

Norway’s deep oceanic trenches and seafaring history will help its development of floating offshore wind

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  • September 27 @ 9:49 am

Analysis: Norway’s supply chain drives floating offshore wind momentum

ANALYSIS: Norway’s deep oceanic trenches and seafaring history will help its development of floating offshore wind

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  • September 27 @ 9:49 am

Sif, KCI and Smulders seek to revive tripod offshore wind foundation

Engineers believe tripod foundation could prove competitive as fixed-bottom wind farms move into deeper waters

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  • September 27 @ 8:21 am

Vestas receives 250MW wind turbine order in Russia

Danish manufacturer signs turbine supply deal for projects Fortum and Rusnano won at auction in 2017

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  • September 27 @ 6:00 am

Goldwind secures wind turbine orders for 600MW-plus in Ukraine

Two projects in southern Ukraine will consist of 75 of Goldwind’s GW 155-4.5MW and 60 of its GW 155-4.8MW wind turbines

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  • September 27 @ 5:50 am

Siemens Gamesa starts installing first 14MW offshore wind turbine prototype in Denmark

European turbine manufacturer installs 150-metre-plus tower for SG 14-222 DD at test site in Østerild

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  • September 24 @ 6:59 am

Chinese OEM MingYang ‘plans wind turbine plant’ in southern Germany

Planned factory would be first major wind manufacturing facility in Europe built by a Chinese company

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  • September 24 @ 4:34 am

MingYang ‘plans wind turbine plant’ in southern Germany

Planned factory would be first major wind manufacturing facility in Europe built by a Chinese company

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  • September 24 @ 4:34 am

Colbun to build one of Latin America’s largest wind farms

Developer set to build 778MW wind farm in Chile, which is due to supply power to a local copper mine

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  • September 23 @ 8:01 am

GWEC and Irena push for 380GW offshore wind by 2030

Wind and renewables groups form offshore wind pact to accelerate global deployment to 380GW by 2030 and then 2TW by 2050

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  • September 23 @ 5:45 am

EDF denies Mexican court ruling over indigenous land challenge will affect wind farm

Indigenous community in south-west Mexico claim wind development breaches their rights to self-determination and autonomy

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  • September 23 @ 4:50 am

State-owned utilities dominate India’s latest wind-solar hybrid tender

India’s tranche 4 wind-solar hybrid tender saw a shift from private developers to state-owned utilities, while prices fell

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  • September 22 @ 11:25 am

New offshore wind-to-green hydrogen project to host electrolysers on jack-up rigs

A renewables developer is teaming with offshore engineers and contractors on innovative green hydrogen solution

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  • September 22 @ 9:19 am

Ørsted and US gas giant Williams to explore power-to-X projects

Danish developer looks to transform onshore wind business into renewable hydrogen platform with new agreement

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  • September 22 @ 5:48 am

EDP Renewables agrees 15-year PPA for Canadian wind farm

Renewables producer EDPR has signed a contract to sell output from a planned new wind farm in Canada to TransCanada Energy

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  • September 22 @ 4:16 am

Fortum-Rusnano wins up to 1.6GW in latest Russian wind tender

Finnish-Russian joint venture takes lion share of wind capacity on offer, to be commissioned by 2025-27

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  • September 21 @ 11:36 am

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables to divide US offshore wind assets

US offshore wind pioneers to swap assets ahead of starting construction at their flagship Vineyard 1 project

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  • September 21 @ 8:20 am

Developers jostle for capacity in India’s 1.2GW wind tender

The country’s latest wind-only tender sees more bidders offering lower prices, with the full 1.2GW volume being allocated

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  • September 21 @ 5:59 am

Developers take all capacity in India’s 1.2GW wind tender

The country’s latest tender sees more bidders offering lower prices, with the full 1.2GW volume being allocated

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  • September 21 @ 5:59 am

Ecuador seeks 200MW of wind in renewables tender

South American country launches tender as part of plans to add 1GW of renewables capacity by the middle of the decade

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  • September 21 @ 4:05 am

Ørsted signs new offshore wind PPA with German supermarket chain REWE

German food retailer REWE Group signs ten-year power purchase agreement for 100MW of power from offshore wind farm

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  • September 20 @ 6:36 am

Vestas to close three European wind turbine component factories

Manufacturer cites introduction of new products and integration of onshore and offshore businesses as behind closures

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  • September 20 @ 5:37 am

SSE has made ‘no decision’ to spin out renewables unit

Media reports have suggested the Scottish utility and offshore wind farm developer could be carved up

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  • September 20 @ 5:07 am

Vattenfall aims to quadruple wind and solar to reach net-zero by 2040

Swedish utility plans to grow renewables fleet, phase out coal and help hard-to-decarbonise sectors boost electrification

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  • September 20 @ 4:22 am

ACWA Power in line for 100MW wind farm in Uzbekistan

Saudi developer grows its pipeline in the central Asian country with a $25.65/MWh winning bid in a tender

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  • September 17 @ 6:47 am

SSE Renewables combines Scottish offshore wind farms into 4.1GW mega-project

Developer hopes to bring one of the world’s largest planned offshore wind farms online by end of the decade

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  • September 17 @ 5:44 am

GE Renewable Energy to trial ‘gamechanging’ 3D printing for offshore wind turbine nacelles

Turbine manufacturer plans to begin trials of additive manufacturing for offshore wind turbine nacelles in 2022

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  • September 16 @ 8:47 am

Poland signs offshore wind sector deal to boost local content

Government and industry sign long-awaited sector deal mirroring an agreement reached in the UK two years ago

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  • September 16 @ 5:56 am

France picks bidders for 250MW floating offshore wind

Green energy giants, oil majors and investment firms are among ten bidders shortlisted for projects off Brittany

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  • September 16 @ 4:03 am

Avangrid and CIP reach financial close on $2.3bn Vineyard Wind 1 offshore project

Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ joint venture secures $2.3bn for 800MW US project

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  • September 15 @ 11:05 am

‘PPAs can hedge risks for German wind farms exposed to market’

Renewables software firm voices support for power purchase agreements at Husum Wind 2021 event in northern Germany

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  • September 15 @ 9:40 am

Ørsted and PGE seek turbine supplier for 2.5GW Polish offshore wind

Ørsted and PGE begin search for suppliers for projects, which are due to be among Poland’s first offshore wind farms

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  • September 15 @ 9:00 am

Europe leads 50GW-plus floating offshore wind pipeline – RenewableUK

The UK leads the world for planned or already operational floating offshore wind projects, new data reveal

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  • September 15 @ 8:29 am

Ørsted appoints new onshore wind leader

Developer names new onshore CEO as unit aims to reach 17.5GW of onshore renewables in operation and under construction by 2030

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  • September 15 @ 4:17 am

Siemens Gamesa boosts SG 5.X-170 onshore wind turbine to 6.6MW

European turbine manufacturer announces power boost at Husum Wind 2021 event in northern Germany

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  • September 14 @ 7:14 am

Nordex latest wind turbine manufacturer to raise prices

German OEM follows Siemens Gamesa and Vestas in raising turbine prices amid price pressures and higher materials costs

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  • September 14 @ 6:28 am

Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex to raise prices

German OEM follows Siemens Gamesa and Vestas in raising turbine prices amid price pressures and higher materials costs

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  • September 14 @ 6:28 am

Ocean Winds and Aker plan 6GW Scottish floating offshore wind

More developers announce they have entered already packed field in Scotland’s offshore wind leasing round

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  • September 14 @ 5:29 am

‘Siemens Gamesa infringed GE wind turbine grid technology patent’, US judge says

European manufacturer infringes GE patent for how turbines are connected to the grid, preliminary ruling finds

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  • September 13 @ 6:19 am

Offshore wind set for largest CfD budget share in UK tender

UK seeks up to 3.5GW of onshore wind in long-awaited tender round, but does not set capacity limit for offshore wind

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  • September 13 @ 4:06 am

Engie completes Campo Largo 2 wind complex in Brazil

Developer builds 361.2MW wind farm in north-east Brazil, bringing its installed wind capacity in the country to 1.26GW

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  • September 10 @ 7:25 am

RWE, NTE and Havfram target floating offshore wind off Norway

German developer teams up with two Norwegian companies for upcoming auction bid as competition intensifies

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  • September 10 @ 5:49 am

Ørsted plans multi-gigawatt offshore wind off Vietnam

Offshore wind giant signs agreement with Vietnamese conglomerate to develop project off country’s south-east coast

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  • September 9 @ 10:01 am

Green Investment Group acquires first Irish offshore wind project

Renewables investor enters Irish offshore wind market ahead of tender expected to take place next year

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  • September 9 @ 8:25 am

RWE and EDF win with zero-subsidy bids in German offshore wind tender

Developers win rights to build three projects with combined capacity of 958MW in North Sea and Baltic Sea

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  • September 9 @ 6:55 am

Offshore wind surge too slow for net-zero – GWEC

New additions are due to ramp up over the next ten years, but more ambition is needed for net zero, GWEC warns

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  • September 9 @ 5:58 am

Iberdrola eyes 6GW in Taiwan’s offshore wind rounds

Spanish energy giant aims to set up long-term operations in Taiwan, ahead of forthcoming offshore wind auctions

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  • September 9 @ 5:01 am

Iberdrola eyes 6GW in Taiwan’s offshore wind auctions

Spanish energy giant aims to set up long-term operations in Taiwan, ahead of forthcoming offshore wind auctions

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  • September 9 @ 5:01 am

European firms big winners in Chile’s 2GW renewables tender

EDPR, Mainstream and Spain’s Opdenergy win contracts in latest wind and solar tender, which pushes prices below $24/MWh

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  • September 8 @ 8:11 am

Wpd buys into 300MW Japanese offshore wind farm

German developer teams up with Japanese clean energy firm for offshore wind farm off coast of Nagasaki in southern Japan

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  • September 8 @ 8:08 am

Nordex cheered by flurry of German wind orders

German manufacturer upbeat about potential in its home market after receiving orders for 12 wind farms over the summer

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  • September 8 @ 6:49 am

Invenergy eyes gigawatt-scale offshore wind off Scotland

US renewables developer hopes to make European offshore wind debut with successful leasing bid in Scotland

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  • September 8 @ 4:32 am

Ørsted and Siemens Gamesa pick UK site for EU-funded green hydrogen pilot

EU-funded consortium plans €5m pilot project for fully marinised electrolyser inside an offshore wind turbine

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  • September 7 @ 9:02 am

Siemens Gamesa ‘produces first fully recyclable offshore wind turbine blades’

Wind turbine manufacturer makes ‘quantum leap’ towards production of more sustainable blades

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  • September 6 @ 10:01 am

Enel plans 100MW-plus wind farm in Russia

Developer due to take final investment decision on RUB 10 billion (US$137 million) wind farm in Rostov

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  • September 6 @ 8:34 am

Nordex launches new 6MW onshore wind turbine

German manufacturer joins likes of Siemens Gamesa, Vestas, MingYang and GE in offering a 6MW onshore turbine

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  • September 6 @ 3:28 am

Norway to back grid project for offshore wind

Equinor-led partnership launches three-year, €12m project to support offshore wind on the Norwegian continental shelf

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  • September 3 @ 9:22 am

Norway to provide financial support for offshore grid project

Ocean Grid partnership led by Equinor launches three-year, €12m project to support offshore wind in the Norwegian continental shelf

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  • September 3 @ 9:22 am

Goldwind’s first GW165-5.2MW wind turbine connected to grid

Chinese manufacturer announces successful connection to the grid of its first GW165-5.2MW turbine launched last year

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  • September 3 @ 5:15 am

EU backs project to make case for hybrid offshore wind

Plans to install demonstrators combining offshore wind turbines with floating solar and wave energy off Belgium and Portugal

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  • September 2 @ 9:46 am

Vestas secures nearly 300MW of wind turbine orders in US

The turbines are destined for three projects, including two of Algonquin Power’s in Michigan and Pennsylvania

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  • September 2 @ 9:05 am

Swiss firm H2 Energy Europe plans offshore wind-to-green hydrogen in Denmark

H2 Energy Europe buys plot of land in Esbjerg, Denmark to house electrolysers for green hydrogen project

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  • September 2 @ 5:35 am

Australian bill could pave way for offshore wind

Government introduced legislation to create framework for building, maintaining and decommissioning offshore wind

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  • September 2 @ 5:01 am

Shell and CoensHexicon plan 1.4GW floating offshore wind off South Korea

Partners plan to build MunmuBaram project in phases off the city of Ulsan in south-east of the country

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  • September 1 @ 9:03 am

Scotland turns to offshore wind to decarbonise oil and gas

Seabed landlord to auction leases for offshore wind farms that can help green Scotland’s oil and gas sector

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  • September 1 @ 7:36 am

Vestas picks up 500MW of wind turbine orders in Australia

Danish manufacturer set to add to its Australian footprint with large turbine orders from Tilt Renewables and RES

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  • September 1 @ 5:35 am

Nordex installs first N163/5.X onshore wind turbine

German manufacturer’s 5.X prototype due to undergo power, sound and load measurements at community wind farm

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  • September 1 @ 4:29 am

Global wind fleet set to reach 5.9TW by 2050 – DNV

Analysts predict continuing cost reductions for the wind sector amid increases to capacity factors both onshore and offshore

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  • August 31 @ 10:56 am

Siemens Gamesa ‘to raise wind turbine prices 3-5%’

Turbine manufacturer reportedly set to increase turbine prices and end onshore turbine sales in world’s largest wind market

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  • August 27 @ 7:29 am

Siemens Gamesa ‘to raise wind turbine prices 3-5%’ – report

Turbine manufacturer set to increase turbine prices and end onshore turbine sales in world’s largest wind market

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  • August 27 @ 7:29 am

Vestas to boost V155 onshore wind turbine to 3.6MW

Turbine manufacturer installs V155-3.3MW low-wind prototype in Denmark and announces plans to upgrade turbine to 3.6MW

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  • August 27 @ 3:53 am

Chile looks to wind farms to battle energy shortage

South American country asks wind developers for help as summer hydro shortage squeezes power supply

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  • August 26 @ 9:08 am

Wind industry calls for action ahead of German election

WindEurope and other groups urge Germany to fix permitting bottlenecks and implement a repowering strategy

  • Wind Power
  • August 26 @ 7:35 am

Global offshore wind farm commissioning slows in H1

Installations down by a third due to Covid-19 as China closes in on UK for global offshore wind top spot, according to a new report

  • Wind Power
  • August 26 @ 4:58 am

Germany seals Namibia green hydrogen partnership

African country’s abundant wind and solar resources underpin potential for successful hydrogen economy, German minister claims

  • Wind Power
  • August 25 @ 10:05 am

GE Renewable Energy signs Polish offshore wind agreement with PKN Orlen

Turbine manufacturer and state-owned oil refiner team up ahead of further Polish offshore wind tender rounds

  • Wind Power
  • August 25 @ 7:42 am

Indian firm ACME plans 3.5GW wind and solar to produce green ammonia

ACME signs agreement with Omani government body for $3.5 billion project and eyes exports to Europe and Asia

  • Wind Power
  • August 24 @ 9:43 am

PPA signed for one of Europe’s largest onshore wind farms

Energy trader Axpo agrees to buy more than 4TWh from Romania’s largest operational wind farm cluster

  • Wind Power
  • August 24 @ 7:08 am

Eurowind Energy enters US renewables market

Danish developer is targeting wind-solar-battery hybrid projects in California and standalone solar in Texas

  • Wind Power
  • August 24 @ 4:59 am

RWE Renewables CEO leaves company amid reorganisation

Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath resigns as RWE Renewables announces division to split offshore wind from onshore wind/PV

  • Wind Power
  • August 23 @ 10:08 am

RWE Renewables CEO quits amid reorganisation

Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath resigns as RWE Renewables announces division to split offshore wind from onshore wind/PV

  • Wind Power
  • August 23 @ 10:08 am

China Three Gorges buys Dubai-based wind and solar developer Alcazar Energy

Acquisition of Alcazar Energy Partners includes its portfolio of 411MW of wind and solar capacity in Jordan and Egypt

  • Wind Power
  • August 23 @ 6:44 am

RWE eyes Japanese floating offshore wind with Kansai Electric Power

Triton Knoll partners to explore potential for developing a large-scale floating offshore wind farm off Japan

  • Wind Power
  • August 23 @ 5:55 am

Shipping power in batteries from offshore wind farms

Japanese firm PowerX argues its vessel will be more resilient to natural disasters and quicker and cheaper to build than subsea cables

  • Wind Power
  • August 20 @ 2:59 am

MingYang unveils new 16MW offshore wind turbine

Manufacturer’s new offshore wind turbine surpasses power rating and rotor size of its rivals’ largest models

  • Wind Power
  • August 19 @ 10:08 am

MingYang launches new 16MW offshore wind turbine

Chinese OEM’s new 16MW offshore wind turbine surpasses power rating and rotor size of rival manufacturers’ largest models

  • Wind Power
  • August 19 @ 10:08 am

Offshore wind could boost Californian grid’s reliability – Schwarzenegger report

Schwarzenegger Institute claims 10GW of offshore wind power off the Pacific coast would also slash emissions and boost jobs

  • Wind Power
  • August 19 @ 7:35 am

Food giant BRF to build 160MW wind farm in Brazil with AES

BRF is due to buy output from half of the 160MW project in north-eastern state of Rio Grande do Norte

  • Wind Power
  • August 19 @ 4:09 am

Russian gas producer Novatek ‘plans 200MW wind farm to power Arctic Circle LNG plant’

Russian independent gas producer reportedly due to seek contractor to build 200MW wind farm in Arctic Circle

  • Wind Power
  • August 18 @ 9:09 am

Norway funds Odfjell Oceanwind’s floating offshore wind units to cut oil emissions

Enova awards NOK10 million pre-project grant for wind units capable of integration with oil and gas installations

  • Wind Power
  • August 18 @ 8:49 am

Spain pushes fast delivery in new 3.3GW wind and solar tender

Spanish government aims to capitalise on momentum of earlier renewables tender that returned record-low prices

  • Wind Power
  • August 17 @ 8:22 am

Russia to launch tender for 6.7GW of renewable energy

Fixed-return investment guarantee through capacity payments will support wind project pipeline of up to 4.1GW, industry believes

  • Wind Power
  • August 17 @ 6:06 am

Wind turbine prices ‘could rise by up to 10%’ – Wood Mackenzie report

Analysts at Wood Mackenzie warn of ongoing price rises but say “normal price levels” should return by the end of 2022

  • Wind Power
  • August 16 @ 6:50 am

Nordic developers plan onshore wind-to-green ammonia project

St1 Nordic and Horisont Energi sign pact to use Norwegian wind farms to produce green ammonia

  • Wind Power
  • August 16 @ 6:13 am

South African wind industry mourns death of Ntombi Ntuli

South African Wind Energy Association CEO Ntombi Ntuli leaves behind two young children and an extended family

  • Wind Power
  • August 13 @ 8:49 am

South Africa wind industry leader Ntombi Ntuli dies

South African Wind Energy Association CEO Ntombi Ntuli leaves behind two young children and an extended family

  • Wind Power
  • August 13 @ 8:49 am

How Aloys Wobben made Enercon a direct-drive wind power pioneer

From innovative turbines to transport, Enercon founder Aloys Wobben was a gifted inventor and climate visionary in many ways. Eize de Vries looks at his legacy

  • Wind Power
  • August 13 @ 8:21 am

Ignitis enters Latvian renewables market with 160MW wind deal

The Lithuanian developer has agreed to acquire three wind farms in western Latvia once construction permits are granted

  • Wind Power
  • August 13 @ 6:56 am

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group joins Vårgrønn and Agder Energi for Norwegian offshore wind

Green Investment Group joins consortium of oil and gas investors Vårgrønn and hydropower specialist Agder Energi

  • Wind Power
  • August 12 @ 8:41 am

Strong wind turbine sales boost Nordex H1 2021 results

German turbine manufacturer reports sales up 32%, installations up 44% leading to Ebitda margin of 2.5%

  • Wind Power
  • August 12 @ 6:26 am

Aker Offshore Wind and Mainstream Renewable Power target Japanese floating project

Developers in line to acquire shared 50% stake in US developer Progression Energy’s planned 800MW project

  • Wind Power
  • August 12 @ 5:50 am

RWE’s renewables profits hit by low winds in H1

Developer records lower profits from its core renewables business in the first half of 2021, while coal and nuclear performed well

  • Wind Power
  • August 12 @ 4:58 am

Ørsted sees profits boosted by offshore wind farm stake sale

Danish developer benefits from offshore wind farm stake sale in H1, but narrows full-year guidance to lower end of profit range

  • Wind Power
  • August 12 @ 2:33 am

Giant offshore wind clusters planned off Brazil

Permitting starts for 2.1GW complex off Rio de Janeiro, while Rio Grande do Norte eyes offshore wind and green hydrogen

  • Wind Power
  • August 11 @ 5:47 am

Floating offshore wind newcomer raises $4m for hybrid pilot project

Gazelle Wind Power aims to combine features from tension-leg and semi-submersible designs in its floating offshore wind platform

  • Wind Power
  • August 11 @ 2:53 am

Floating offshore wind newcomer raises $4m for pilot project

Gazelle Wind Power aims to combine features from tension-leg and semi-submersible designs in its floating offshore wind platform

  • Wind Power
  • August 11 @ 2:53 am

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas lowers expectations due to inflation and Covid-19

Turbine manufacturer reduces its full-year guidance despite higher operating income in the second quarter of 2021

  • Wind Power
  • August 11 @ 2:37 am

Solar player Hanwha in talks to acquire RES’s 5GW renewables pipeline in France

Adding wind power to portfolio “will accelerate transition” to position Korean company as a clean energy solutions provider

  • Wind Power
  • August 10 @ 6:08 am

Solar player Hanwha in talks to acquire RES’ 5GW renewables pipeline in France

Adding wind power to portfolio “will accelerate transition” to position Korean company as a clean energy solutions provider

  • Wind Power
  • August 10 @ 6:08 am

Solar player Hanwha to acquire RES’ 5GW renewables pipeline in France

Adding wind power to portfolio “will accelerate transition” to position Korean company as a clean energy solutions provider

  • Wind Power
  • August 10 @ 6:08 am

Chinese wind power additions up 72% in first half of 2021

Wind power connected to the Chinese grid rose dramatically in the H1 2021, while generation increased and curtailment fell

  • Wind Power
  • August 9 @ 10:15 am

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas invests in Swedish crane technology for 200 metre-plus lifting

Danish manufacturer believes the technology will be safer and easier to use compared to standard cranes

  • Wind Power
  • August 9 @ 8:24 am

Octopus Renewables buys into floating offshore wind developer Simply Blue Group

The clean energy investor has acquired a stake in the floating offshore wind developer that is currently targeting UK and Irish projects

  • Wind Power
  • August 9 @ 7:55 am

EDF and Masdar deliver first power from Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm

Grid-connected portion of 400MW project will boost the grid during summer peak electricity consumption

  • Wind Power
  • August 9 @ 6:22 am

Siemens Gamesa to expand UK offshore wind blade factory

Expansion due to be completed a year before the manufacturer’s 14MW turbine becomes commercially available

  • Wind Power
  • August 9 @ 4:37 am

TotalEnergies weighs buying 20% stake in Dogger Bank C offshore wind farm – report

French oil major said to be eyeing stake in the 1.2GW UK North Sea wind farm as it expands its renewables portfolio

  • Wind Power
  • August 6 @ 5:41 am

Eneti to buy offshore wind installation firm Seajacks

Monaco-based contractor claims deal will make it “the world’s leading owner and operator of wind turbine installation vessels”

  • Wind Power
  • August 5 @ 8:27 am

Argentina seeks to unlock delayed wind farms

Industry cautiously optimistic about latest measures to spur development amid economic crisis and coronavirus pandemic

  • Wind Power
  • August 5 @ 7:56 am

Finland’s Ilmatar Energy ready to build 216MW wind complex

Two wind-farm 36-turbine project will be one of the largest in Europe, delivering nearly 1% of Finnish electricity production

  • Wind Power
  • August 5 @ 6:29 am

Enercon founder Aloys Wobben has died

Founder of German manufacturer and pioneer of gearless wind turbines, Aloys Wobben, has died after a long illness

  • Wind Power
  • August 4 @ 9:35 am

Enercon founder Aloys Wobben dies

Founder of German manufacturer and pioneer of gearless wind turbines, Aloys Wobben, dies after a long illness

  • Wind Power
  • August 4 @ 9:35 am

France awards just 57% of capacity in onshore wind tender

Energy regulator believes slow issuing of environmental permits caused developers to stay away from French onshore wind auction

  • Wind Power
  • August 4 @ 9:24 am

Neoenergia begins commercial operations at Brazilian wind cluster

Power begins flowing to the grid from part of near-500MW wind cluster developed by Iberdrola subsidiary

  • Wind Power
  • August 4 @ 7:28 am

Colombia plans third renewable energy tender

South American country set for third auction, after first two rounds allocate contracts for 1.7GW of wind power

  • Wind Power
  • August 4 @ 6:52 am

Ørsted commissions its largest onshore wind farm to date

Danish developer grows operational onshore wind, solar and battery storage portfolio to 2.8GW with new commissioning

  • Wind Power
  • August 4 @ 6:32 am

Scotland could host ‘world’s first’ floating offshore wind-to-green hydrogen project

ERM Dolphyn technology could be deployed at Subsea 7 and Simply Blue Energy’s 200MW Salamander project

  • Wind Power
  • August 4 @ 5:34 am

US Wind plans 1.2GW offshore wind farm off Maryland

Offshore wind developer plans to make Maryland an offshore wind manufacturing hub with new port facility and steel plant

  • Wind Power
  • August 4 @ 4:26 am

Ørsted onshore wind leader to leave company

Danish developer begins search for new onshore CEO after Declan Flanagan decides to resign from the company

  • Wind Power
  • August 3 @ 11:18 am

Wind investments down but record H1 renewables spending – BloombergNEF

Spending on wind farms was down in the first half of 2021 due to cost reductions and policy changes, according to BloombergNEF

  • Wind Power
  • August 3 @ 9:19 am

Seagreen offshore wind farm to offer shorter-term corporate PPAs

Scotland’s 1GW-plus offshore wind project being developed by TotalEnergies and SSE will power 1.6 million homes

  • Wind Power
  • August 3 @ 7:17 am

Subsea 7 to buy into floating offshore wind specialist

The deal to acquire a controlling stake in Nautilus Floating Solutions should be finalised in Q3 2021

  • Wind Power
  • August 2 @ 9:11 am

Russia mulls blockchain green certificate scheme for wind

Wind power producers and purchasers voice opposition to proposed green certificate system designed to help reduce carbon taxes on exports

  • Wind Power
  • August 2 @ 8:36 am

Big month of wind farm commissioning in Middle East and Africa

Windpower Intelligence identified nearly 300MW of newly operational capacity in the Middle East and Africa last month

  • Wind Power
  • August 2 @ 6:12 am

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners invests $100m in Indian renewable energy market

Investment in Amp Energy India will support development of 1.7GW of utility-scale wind and solar assets

  • Wind Power
  • August 2 @ 5:51 am

US starts permitting for 800MW Kitty Hawk offshore wind farm off North Carolina

BOEM launches public consultation ahead of environmental review for Avangrid Renewables’ 800MW-plus project

  • Wind Power
  • July 30 @ 6:44 am

Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa makes loss in ‘challenging’ Q3

Turbine manufacturer reports triple-digit million euro loss in third quarter, but CEO buoyed by swelling order book

  • Wind Power
  • July 30 @ 3:41 am

Record 16.8GW US onshore wind brought online in 2020 – ACP

Last year was a record for new US wind power, according to the American Clean Power Association (ACP), but 2021 could rival 2020

  • Wind Power
  • July 29 @ 12:47 pm

GE Renewable Energy claims success in automated wind blade finishing

Research partners hope automated process can improve throughput, health, safety and quality in blade finishing

  • Wind Power
  • July 29 @ 9:20 am

Equinor to trial safe fishing with floating offshore wind at Hywind Scotland

Equinor and government group Marine Scotland launch investigation on safe fishing around floating offshore wind

  • Wind Power
  • July 29 @ 5:56 am

EnBW hit by low winds in first half of 2021

German developer’s operating profit impacted by low winds, onshore and offshore, but expects results to even out in H2

  • Wind Power
  • July 29 @ 5:41 am

US to miss 30GW offshore wind target, new report warns

Lack of manufacturing facilities, US-registered vessels and dedicated ports could cause country to fall short of federal target, new report warns

  • Wind Power
  • July 28 @ 8:32 am

US to miss 30GW offshore wind target, analyst warns

IHS Markit flags concerns with lack of manufacturing facilities, US-registered vessels and dedicated ports

  • Wind Power
  • July 28 @ 8:32 am

How Siemens Gamesa plans to make wind turbine blades fully recyclable by 2030

The turbine manufacturer has set itself recycling targets. But how will it get there, and what challenges does it face?

  • Wind Power
  • July 28 @ 6:52 am

Opinion: Why Vietnam shouldn’t rush into offshore wind auctions

Vietnam’s offshore wind sector has attracted much interest. But what needs to be done for it to grow and succeed?

  • Wind Power
  • July 27 @ 9:01 am

Rio Tinto to get power from Madagascar’s first wind project

Mining giant and government joint venture agrees to purchase power from solar, wind and battery storage project

  • Wind Power
  • July 27 @ 6:08 am

GE Renewable Energy narrows losses in first half of 2021

Turbine manufacturer improves margin due to cost reductions and higher volumes in onshore wind, but remains in red

  • Wind Power
  • July 27 @ 6:04 am

Acciona and SSE target Polish offshore wind

Developers continue offshore wind partnership initially forged for Spain and Portugal, turning attention to Polish Baltic Sea

  • Wind Power
  • July 27 @ 4:55 am

UK advances floating offshore wind pilot trio

Developers pass milestones for technical competence, delivery capability and technological innovation set by seabed landlord

  • Wind Power
  • July 27 @ 4:24 am

Four missing after South China Sea offshore wind accident

Offshore construction vessel in operation at Huizhou Gangkou I wind farm tilted with 65 people on board, according to reports

  • Wind Power
  • July 26 @ 8:40 am

Four missing in South China Sea offshore wind accident

Offshore construction vessel in operation at Huizhou Gangkou I wind farm tilted with 65 people on board, according to reports

  • Wind Power
  • July 26 @ 8:40 am

Ocean Winds plans Canary Islands floating offshore wind

EDPR and Engie team up with Canary Islands renewables developer for floating wind development

  • Wind Power
  • July 23 @ 9:04 am

TPI to take over Nordex’s wind blade factory in Mexico

US manufacturer to take over operations of plant for three years with an option to extend the arrangement

  • Wind Power
  • July 23 @ 5:50 am

Wpd enters Vietnamese wind market with 103.5MW project

German company targets further onshore and offshore wind development with project partners in Asia Pacific region

  • Wind Power
  • July 23 @ 4:08 am

Wpd enters Vietnamese wind market

German company targets further onshore and offshore wind development with project partners in Asia Pacific region

  • Wind Power
  • July 23 @ 4:08 am

Vestas poised to build offshore wind factory in Japan

Danish manufacturer plans assembly and manufacturing facility after Japan selects it in supply chain subsidy programme

  • Wind Power
  • July 22 @ 6:41 am

Vestas plans Japanese offshore wind factory

Danish manufacturer eyes assembly and manufacturing facility after Japan selects it in supply chain subsidy programme

  • Wind Power
  • July 22 @ 6:41 am

EDPR wind farm starts powering Facebook in US

Headwaters II goes online, taking Portuguese developer to 1.2GW of operational capacity in US midwestern state of Indiana

  • Wind Power
  • July 22 @ 5:33 am

GWEC calls for Vietnamese offshore wind clarity

Industry body urges Vietnam to provide details of transition from tariffs to tenders and to raise offshore wind target

  • Wind Power
  • July 22 @ 5:08 am

EDPR agrees €80m deals to enter UK onshore wind market

EDP Renewables has entered the UK onshore wind market with deals to buy a 544MW portfolio of wind and solar projects

  • Wind Power
  • July 21 @ 8:59 am

Record investment drives Iberdrola’s strong H1 results

Spanish giant’s renewables gross operating profit is up 63%, with net profit up 8.4%, underpinning ambitious wind expansion plans

  • Wind Power
  • July 21 @ 6:39 am

Vattenfall back to black in first six months of 2021

Higher electricity prices and lower wind speeds combine to produce slight increase in wind operating profit

  • Wind Power
  • July 20 @ 9:59 am

Samsung receives DNV nod for large offshore wind floater

SHI developed Tri-Star Float for the South Korean market, eying 200MW project being developed by Equinor-led group

  • Wind Power
  • July 20 @ 8:51 am

Siemens Gamesa wins second order for Indian wind turbine

Contract is for 93 SG 3.4-145 turbines to be supplied to ReNew Power’s 322MW Tondehal wind farm in Karnataka

  • Wind Power
  • July 20 @ 6:34 am

Siemens Gamesa wins second major India order

Contract is for 93 SG 3.4-145 turbines to be supplied to ReNew Power’s 322MW Tondehal wind farm in Karnataka

  • Wind Power
  • July 20 @ 6:34 am

Mainstream plans new 1GW renewables cluster in Chile

Six wind and solar assets, potentially incorporating battery energy storage, will avoid 1.1 million tonnes of CO2, developer says

  • Wind Power
  • July 20 @ 5:46 am

Mainstream plans new 1GW renewable energy cluster in Chile

Six wind and solar assets, potentially incorporating battery energy storage, will avoid 1.1 million tonnes of CO2, developer says

  • Wind Power
  • July 20 @ 5:46 am

Saipem launches pan-renewables hydrogen solution

Oil and gas contractor launches system to be used on offshore wind project off Italy’s Adriatic coast

  • Wind Power
  • July 19 @ 10:03 am

Votorantim secures financing for 409MW onshore wind hub

Ten projects at Vento do Piauí phases two and three close $317 million deal with Brazil’s state development bank

  • Wind Power
  • July 19 @ 6:49 am

Votorantim secures financing for Vento do Piauí wind farms

Ten projects at complex’s phases two and three close €270 million deal with Brazil’s state development bank

  • Wind Power
  • July 19 @ 6:49 am

Wind leaders urge G20 to “get serious” on renewables

Ahead of COP26 talks later this year, world leaders told they must accelerate the energy transition to reduce climate risks

  • Wind Power
  • July 19 @ 5:50 am

Wind leaders urge G20 countries to “get serious” on renewables

Ahead of COP26 talks later this year, world leaders told they must accelerate the energy transition to reduce climate risks

  • Wind Power
  • July 19 @ 5:50 am

AES signs up partner for Chilean wind pipeline

US firm’s Chilean arm brings in investor in preparation to take ownership of three wind farms its parent is currently constructing

  • Wind Power
  • July 16 @ 10:57 am

Azerbaijan’s state oil firm plans floating offshore wind pilot

Socar is working with engineers Technip Energies to evaluate project to power upstream oil and gas activities in Caspian Sea

  • Wind Power
  • July 16 @ 7:37 am

Shell bids for Scottish floating offshore wind – updated

SSE Renewables, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Marubeni Corporation, and lone bidder RWE have also entered

  • Wind Power
  • July 16 @ 4:14 am

Shell bids for Scottish floating offshore wind

Oil major teams with subsidiary of Spanish energy giant Iberdrola to enter multiple bids in leasing round that closes today

  • Wind Power
  • July 16 @ 4:14 am

GE plans to expand Canadian wind blade factory

Governments of Canada and Québec pledge support for expansion, which is due to be completed next year

  • Wind Power
  • July 16 @ 3:38 am

Russian oil company considers 1GW offshore wind in Vietnam

Zarubezhneft plans $800 million offshore wind project off Vietnam in a bid to to reduce its carbon footprint

  • Wind Power
  • July 15 @ 7:34 am

Siemens Gamesa lowers guidance due to supply chain pressures

Manufacturer lowers financial guidance due to increases in raw material prices and costs of delivering 5.X onshore wind platform

  • Wind Power
  • July 15 @ 3:59 am

CIP to sell minority stake in Taiwanese offshore wind cluster

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners aims to start commercial operations at the Changfao and Xidao wind farms in 2024

  • Wind Power
  • July 15 @ 3:27 am

El Salvador’s first wind farm commissioned

Wind farm successful in 2017 auction endures two hurricanes and coronavirus pandemic to reach completion

  • Wind Power
  • July 14 @ 6:00 am

Transmission delay ‘could slow Colombian wind rush’

Covid-19 has delayed consultations with indigenous communities along the route of a key transmission line – jeopardising connection of wind farms

  • Wind Power
  • July 14 @ 4:32 am

Transmission delay ‘could slow Colombia’s wind rush’

Covid-19 has delayed consultations with indigenous communities along the route of a key transmission line – jeopardising connection of wind farms

  • Wind Power
  • July 14 @ 4:32 am

Vestas in talks with port for Polish offshore wind hub

Turbine manufacturer hopes site in north-east Poland could aid impending ramping up of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea

  • Wind Power
  • July 13 @ 7:39 am

Vestas in talks for Polish offshore wind hub

Turbine manufacturer hopes site in north-east Poland could aid impending ramping up of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea

  • Wind Power
  • July 13 @ 7:39 am

UK extends work visa waiver for offshore wind workers

‘Acute worker shortages’ believed to be behind the government’s decision to allow immigration to continue for another year

  • Wind Power
  • July 13 @ 4:45 am

Plans unveiled for 50GW wind- and solar-to-green hydrogen

Hong Kong and Australian developers plan world’s largest green hydrogen facility near coast of Western Australia

  • Wind Power
  • July 13 @ 4:09 am

Mainstream delivers first power from three wind farms in Chile

Developer exports power to grid from first phase of 1.3GW wind and solar cluster in south American country

  • Wind Power
  • July 12 @ 9:45 am

Stiesdal floating offshore wind pilot en route to test site

Industry veteran’s floating offshore wind platform begins 666km journey to test site off Stavanger in Norway

  • Wind Power
  • July 12 @ 8:27 am

Digital twins ‘can cut steel costs for offshore wind foundations’

Findings from Akselos and Lamprell’s EU-backed research project could help offshore wind foundation designers cut costs

  • Wind Power
  • July 12 @ 6:51 am

Italian oil major Eni to bid for Scottish offshore wind

Oil major joins forces with offshore wind developer and transmission expert to secure capacity in ScotWind leasing round

  • Wind Power
  • July 12 @ 6:03 am

Ocean Winds and Aker Offshore team up for Scottish tender

The partners aim to secure leases to support floating offshore wind farms off Scotland in an ongoing tender process

  • Wind Power
  • July 9 @ 9:24 am

Eni to expand Italian wind capacity with 315MW deal

State-owned Eni signs deal to buy operational Italian wind portfolio from Glennmont Partners and PGGM Infrastructure Fund

  • Wind Power
  • July 9 @ 8:23 am

Vestas in line for first 15MW offshore wind turbine order

Danish manufacturer pre-selected for EnBW’s 900MW subsidy-free offshore wind farm in German North Sea

  • Wind Power
  • July 9 @ 6:08 am

Brazilian tender awards tiny portion of wind and solar on offer

Wind takes more capacity than other power sources in latest tender, but regulator awards only a fraction of available projects

  • Wind Power
  • July 9 @ 5:45 am

Huge offshore wind farm to power green hydrogen in Brazil

French developer and Ceará government sign MoU for 1.2GW offshore wind farm to power hydrogen production in windy northern state

  • Wind Power
  • July 9 @ 4:42 am

Opinion: What might stop the UK hitting offshore wind goals?

The UK is still the current global leader in offshore wind, but what does it need to do to reach its 40GW by 2030 target?

  • Wind Power
  • July 9 @ 4:37 am

Opinion: What might stop the UK hitting its offshore wind goals?

The UK is still the current global leader in offshore wind, but what does it need to do to reach its 40GW by 2030 target?

  • Wind Power
  • July 9 @ 4:37 am

Saudi industrial giant Alfanar buys Senvion India

The deal closing will enable Senvion India to operate as a fully fledged wind turbine manufacturer again, the companies explained

  • Wind Power
  • July 8 @ 11:04 am

GE signs further large wind turbine order in Lithuania

Turbine deals signed between GE and European Energy are enough to boost Lithuania’s wind fleet by more than half

  • Wind Power
  • July 8 @ 9:27 am

Maine bans offshore wind development in state waters

In sharp contrast to other US east coast states, Maine’s governor has signed a bill preserving state waters for recreation and fishing

  • Wind Power
  • July 8 @ 9:05 am

Spain aims for 1-3GW of floating offshore wind by 2030

Energy ministry roadmap promises to align environmental objectives with social and economic targets

  • Wind Power
  • July 8 @ 6:39 am

Spain plans to roll out up to 3GW of floating offshore wind by 2030

Energy ministry roadmap promises to align environmental objectives with social and economic targets

  • Wind Power
  • July 8 @ 6:39 am

Mexico blames excess wind energy for power cut

Blame for December 2020 blackout likely to fuel government effort to hinder Mexican wind sector, analyst believes

  • Wind Power
  • July 8 @ 5:54 am

Ørsted joins duo targeting Scottish floating offshore wind

Ørsted, Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy eye auction offering leases capable of supporting up to 10GW of offshore wind capacity

  • Wind Power
  • July 8 @ 4:57 am

BayWa acquires firm with 700MW German wind pipeline

Move aims to strengthen northern Germany presence with addition of 60-project, 700MW under-development portfolio

  • Wind Power
  • July 7 @ 9:49 am

Ørsted bids for 760MW offshore wind in Maryland tender

Danish developer looks to grow its offshore wind portfolio off Maryland to nearly 900MW in latest tender round

  • Wind Power
  • July 7 @ 9:34 am

UK explores offshore wind and CCUS co-location

“Increasingly crowded” UK seas mean both technologies will be needed, newly created government-industry working group says

  • Wind Power
  • July 7 @ 9:08 am

Ideol works with oil refiner on Japanese floating offshore wind

Project partners plan to use solution based on Ideol’s patented damping pool technology for unspecified floating offshore wind farm

  • Wind Power
  • July 7 @ 7:39 am

UK backs ‘world’s biggest’ offshore wind monopile factory

South Korean steel firm to invest in monopile plant while Smulders will build transition piece factory in boost for north-east England

  • Wind Power
  • July 7 @ 5:52 am

Nordex confirms record wind turbine order for N163/5.X

Firm order to supply 923MW MacIntyre wind farm in Australia ‘ demonstrates global success of Delta4000 series’, Nordex says

  • Wind Power
  • July 7 @ 5:32 am

SGRE’s 11MW turbine cleared for typhoon markets

TÜV Nord verifies that Siemens Gamesa’s 11MW offshore wind turbine can operate safely and efficiently in extreme wind conditions

  • Wind Power
  • July 6 @ 9:10 am

Siemens Gamesa’s 11MW turbine cleared for typhoon markets

TÜV Nord verifies that Siemens Gamesa’s 11MW offshore wind turbine can operate safely and efficiently in extreme wind conditions

  • Wind Power
  • July 6 @ 9:10 am

Iberdrola €400m offshore wind deal brings new factory to Spain

Developer’s €400 million framework deal means Navantia-Windar consortium will build facility for larger monopiles in Galicia

  • Wind Power
  • July 6 @ 9:09 am

Nordex nearly doubles wind turbine order intake in Q2

Europe and Latin America share order book that grew to 1,534MW in Q2 2021 – up from 888MW in Q2 2020

  • Wind Power
  • July 6 @ 5:03 am

Siemens Gamesa wins first deal for 3.4MW Indian wind turbine

Turbine manufacturer secures debut order for turbine model aimed at Indian wind market one year after product launch

  • Wind Power
  • July 5 @ 9:18 am

Kenya’s 100MW Kipeto wind farm fully commissioned

Second largest project in the country is delivering full power to the grid and will power a quarter of a million households

  • Wind Power
  • July 5 @ 6:33 am

Engie to build 1.5GW of wind-solar hybrid projects in Chile

Engie’s projects in northern Antofagasta region will help it towards target of developing 2GW renewables in Chile by 2025

  • Wind Power
  • July 5 @ 4:23 am

Uzbekistan scraps plans to offer subsidies for wind farms

Government makes U-turn over plans for wind subsidies amid fears of rising electricity prices, according to deputy energy minister

  • Wind Power
  • July 2 @ 10:33 am

Wind owners fined A$1.6 million over South Australian blackouts

Pacific Hydro and Neoen fined for not complying with regulations during once-in-50-year storm in September 2016

  • Wind Power
  • July 2 @ 5:33 am

US starts environmental checks for 3GW Virginia offshore wind

Federal agencies have launched early checks for several large-scale US offshore wind farms in recent months

  • Wind Power
  • July 1 @ 11:22 am

Mainstream finances 1.35GW wind-solar cluster in Chile

Irish developer reaches financial close on third and final phase of large wind and solar project in central Chile

  • Wind Power
  • July 1 @ 9:52 am

Brazil enjoys bumper month for wind turbine sales in June

More than 1GW of turbine purchase agreements were announced for Brazil last month, according to data from Windpower Intelligence

  • Wind Power
  • July 1 @ 8:08 am

Vestas wind turbines to power steel producer and car giant

Danish turbine manufacturer to supply wind farms powering hard-to-abate sectors in Belgian industrial port

  • Wind Power
  • July 1 @ 6:35 am

Indian wind turbine orders surge past 500MW in June

Suzlon, Vestas and GE Renewable Energy all announced large turbine purchase agreements in India last month

  • Wind Power
  • July 1 @ 3:46 am

Ørsted, EDF and Shell win New Jersey offshore wind round

Developers selected to build offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of more than 2.6GW off the east coast state

  • Wind Power
  • June 30 @ 11:58 am

Vestas boosts EnVentus onshore wind platform to 6.2MW

Danish manufacturer increases load assessments and carries out hardware upgrades for higher turbine power rating

  • Wind Power
  • June 30 @ 9:35 am

EU steel duties ‘set to squeeze wind industry’

Continuing duties on steel used in turbine towers, motors and generators will put pressure on manufacturers, WindEurope fears

  • Wind Power
  • June 30 @ 8:09 am

Indian wind OEM Suzlon’s US unit files for liquidation

Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation’s pending liquidation is not expected to impact the Indian parent company, the manufacturer stated

  • Wind Power
  • June 30 @ 5:32 am

Ocean Winds secures Polish offshore wind support

Poland’s Energy Regulatory Office latest award of CfDs means it has now contracted just over 5.9GW of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea

  • Wind Power
  • June 30 @ 3:42 am

Green hydrogen to unlock Chile’s wind wealth

Chile aims to become a world leader in cheap green hydrogen production powered by huge wind farms in its remote far south

  • Wind Power
  • June 29 @ 9:59 am

CIP targets floating offshore wind off Greece

Investor sets sights on future market in Greece, which is due to unveil offshore wind framework this summer

  • Wind Power
  • June 29 @ 9:50 am

BOEM launches Vineyard Wind South’s environmental review

Public comment sought on up to 2.3GW offshore wind project off Rhode Island and Massachusetts

  • Wind Power
  • June 29 @ 8:30 am

Voltalia hits 1GW milestone at Brazilian wind-solar cluster

France-based Voltalia surpasses 1GW of operational wind capacity at 2.4GW complex in Rio Grande do Norte

  • Wind Power
  • June 29 @ 5:55 am

‘Not enough for clean power’ in US infrastructure plan

Infrastructure agreement does not contain wind and solar tax credits and falls short of Biden’s plan for grid spending, ACP says

  • Wind Power
  • June 29 @ 5:29 am

Vattenfall unveils plans for large European wind warehouse

Developer plans Danish facility to store gearboxes, generators, transformers, shafts, blades, array cables and switchgear

  • Wind Power
  • June 29 @ 3:58 am

GE Renewable Energy names new offshore wind CEO

Former Bonus Energy commercial boss and ex-Siemens wind chief to lead GE Renewable Energy’s offshore wind unit

  • Wind Power
  • June 28 @ 10:21 am

Onshore wind beats solar on price in joint Polish tender

But despite higher prices, solar takes four times as much capacity due to minimum-distance law hampering onshore wind development

  • Wind Power
  • June 28 @ 9:35 am

Denmark plans technology-neutral renewables tender

Onshore and offshore wind are due to compete alongside solar PV, hydropower and wave power in Denmark’s upcoming auction

  • Wind Power
  • June 28 @ 8:18 am

Vestas increases share in wooden wind tower start-up

Turbine manufacturer to support scale-up of production scale-up with a view to use Modvion’s wooden towers in the future

  • Wind Power
  • June 28 @ 7:00 am

Enercon to sell Swedish wind farm to Nordic developers

Eolus Vind and Hydro Rein due to complete deal soon and divest majority of shares in the project in east-central Sweden

  • Wind Power
  • June 28 @ 4:10 am

Enercon to sell Swedish wind fam to Nordic developers

Eolus Vind and Hydro Rein due to complete deal soon and divest majority of shares in the project in east-central Sweden

  • Wind Power
  • June 28 @ 4:10 am

Eolus and Hydro Rein to buy 260MW Swedish wind farm

Developers due to complete transaction with Enercon soon and divest majority of shares in the project in east-central Sweden

  • Wind Power
  • June 28 @ 4:10 am

Svevind plans 45GW wind- and solar-to-green hydrogen

The German developer has gained government backing for 45GW of renewables and 30GW of electrolysers in western and central Kazakhstan

  • Wind Power
  • June 25 @ 9:25 am

Svevind planning 45GW Kazakh wind and solar-to-green hydrogen

The German developer has gained government backing for 45GW of renewables and 30GW of electrolysers in western and central Kazakhstan

  • Wind Power
  • June 25 @ 9:25 am

Vattenfall and Fred Olsen bid for Scottish offshore wind lease

The renewable energy companies are eyeing the auction offering leases capable of supporting 10GW of offshore wind capacity

  • Wind Power
  • June 25 @ 9:12 am

Denmark suspends tender for up-to 1.2GW offshore wind farm

Site investigations in the Kattegat have revealed soft clay formations that could make turbine foundations installation difficult

  • Wind Power
  • June 25 @ 4:49 am

Colombia prepares for wind power boom

Momentum is building behind the country’s wind sector with recent announcements of a new tender and energy transition law

  • Wind Power
  • June 25 @ 3:47 am

Scallop fishermen protest at Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm

Iberdrola’s offshore wind project off the Brittany coast has been beset by an oil leak and protesting fishermen

  • Wind Power
  • June 24 @ 9:33 am

Scallop fishers protest at Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm site

Iberdrola’s offshore wind project off the Brittany coast has been beset by oil leaks and protesting fishermen

  • Wind Power
  • June 24 @ 9:33 am

Floating installation a ‘game changer’ for offshore wind

A floating dual-crane vessel will be used to install Vestas’ V174-9.5 MW turbines at Arcadis Ost 1 in the German Baltic Sea

  • Wind Power
  • June 24 @ 7:30 am

Floating installation method for Vestas offshore wind turbines

A floating dual-crane vessel will be used to install V174-9.5 MW turbines at Arcadis Ost 1 in the German Baltic Sea

  • Wind Power
  • June 24 @ 7:30 am

Chemicals giant BASF buys into Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm

BASF agrees deal for large minority stake in Vattenfall’s subsidy-free wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands

  • Wind Power
  • June 24 @ 6:02 am

Nordex secures 313.5MW wind turbine order in Brazil

Manufacturer announces another large turbine order in June, adding to other supply deals in Finland and Spain

  • Wind Power
  • June 24 @ 5:48 am

BloombergNEF warns of commodity price pressure on wind sector

Global average onshore wind costs fell in the first half of 2021, but rising commodity prices may make renewables temporarily more expensive

  • Wind Power
  • June 23 @ 9:07 am

Ideol and Hitachi to design floating wind substation

Companies pledge to provide modular, scalable substations that will make floating wind deployment ‘viable and profitable’

  • Wind Power
  • June 23 @ 5:48 am

GE to test blade add-ons to boost wind turbine efficiency

Research partners plan to test spoilers, serrations, vortex generators, ‘turbulators’ and blade tip improvements in Netherlands

  • Wind Power
  • June 23 @ 5:12 am

Albania launches first 100-150MW onshore wind tender

The Balkan state expects to announce the winners in the country’s first onshore wind tender in the first half of 2023

  • Wind Power
  • June 22 @ 8:44 am

Asia Pacific wind and solar spend to hit $1.3trn this decade

Investments in renewables in Asia Pacific are set to rise in the next decade, while fossil fuel spending is due to decline

  • Wind Power
  • June 22 @ 6:36 am

Vestas secures its largest French wind turbine order ever

The Danish manufacturer will supply TTR Energy with 30 of its V150-4.2MW turbines for a wind farm in Marne, northern France

  • Wind Power
  • June 22 @ 6:20 am

Nordex racks up 500MW of wind orders in Finland in 2021

The German manufacturer secures new 199.5MW order for four projects in booming Finnish wind market

  • Wind Power
  • June 22 @ 5:16 am

Nordex racks up 500MW of wind turbine orders in Finland in 2021

German manufacturer secures new 199.5MW order for four projects in booming Finnish wind market

  • Wind Power
  • June 22 @ 5:16 am

New offshore wind development hits 200GW since start of 2020

Government and investor ambition could be thwarted by supply chain constraints and poor frameworks, consultancy RCG warns

  • Wind Power
  • June 21 @ 7:01 am

Setback for Australia’s 26GW wind-solar green hydrogen hub

Australia’s environment department flags impacts on wetlands and migratory bird species in decision on Asian Renewable Energy Hub

  • Wind Power
  • June 21 @ 5:09 am

Australia rules 26GW wind-solar green hydrogen ‘unacceptable’

Australia’s environment department flags impacts on wetlands and migratory bird species in decision on Asian Renewable Energy Hub

  • Wind Power
  • June 21 @ 5:09 am

Saitec plans pilot with three 15MW floating wind turbines

Spanish engineering firm aims to install three 15MW turbines on its Sath (swinging around twin hull) concrete floating platforms

  • Wind Power
  • June 18 @ 5:40 am

Saitec plans pilot with first 15MW floating wind turbines

Spanish engineering firm aims to install three 15MW turbines on its Sath (swinging around twin hull) concrete floating platforms

  • Wind Power
  • June 18 @ 5:40 am

Vessel ‘oil leak’ halts offshore wind work at Saint Brieuc

Iberdrola has stopped work at the site off Brittany, France, after hydraulic fluid leaked from a jack-up vessel

  • Wind Power
  • June 17 @ 9:28 am

Oil major Shell joins hunt for Norwegian offshore wind

Shell, BKK and Lyse will apply for licences in the Sørlige Nordsjø II and Utsira Nord Norwegian offshore wind auctions

  • Wind Power
  • June 17 @ 6:34 am

Iberdrola targets Asian wind and solar projects

Spanish energy giant signs pact with GS Energy to build renewables projects in South Korea and other Asian markets

  • Wind Power
  • June 17 @ 6:04 am

Ocean Winds JV plans 1.2GW offshore wind in South Korea

EDP Renewables and Engie announced plans for the new project at an investment forum in Madrid, according to South Korean officials

  • Wind Power
  • June 17 @ 4:36 am

CWP plans 30GW wind and solar power-to-x in Mauritania

North African country’s government pledges to accelerate $40 billion project’s permitting and development

  • Wind Power
  • June 16 @ 8:09 am

Vestas secures large turbine orders in Brazil and Ukraine

Danish OEM Vestas secures more than 700MW of orders for different wind turbine models in Brazil and Ukraine

  • Wind Power
  • June 16 @ 5:49 am

Vestas clinches 372MW Ukraine wind turbine order

Second phase of DTEK’s 500MW Tiligulska wind farm will use 62 EnVentus turbines and includes 20-year service agreement

  • Wind Power
  • June 16 @ 5:49 am

Call for Europe-wide ban on landfilling wind turbine blades

WindEurope believes landfilling ban will accelerate development of sustainable recycling technologies for wind turbine blades

  • Wind Power
  • June 16 @ 5:40 am

Northland Power wins Polish offshore wind contract

Poland’s Energy Regulatory Office latest award of CfDs means it has now contracted about 5.5GW of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea

  • Wind Power
  • June 15 @ 9:37 am

TotalEnergies joins group bid for Scottish offshore wind

The rebranded oil major is working with the Green Investment Group and the Renewable Infrastructure Development Group

  • Wind Power
  • June 15 @ 9:36 am

Offshore wind clusters ‘to lower energy production’ – study

Study warns of greater impact of wake effect on wind turbines’ energy output as more offshore wind farms are built

  • Wind Power
  • June 15 @ 7:14 am

German wind auction reaches 1GW for first time since 2017

Developer appetite drove higher capacity awards, according to German wind energy association BWE, but problems persist

  • Wind Power
  • June 15 @ 4:46 am

Wpd plans 400MW onshore wind farm in North Macedonia

German company applies for preferential status for developing 400MW onshore wind farm in Balkan state

  • Wind Power
  • June 15 @ 3:22 am

US plans 7GW offshore wind lease sale in New York Bight

US government considers sale of eight sites in shallow waters between Long Island, New York and New Jersey

  • Wind Power
  • June 14 @ 5:12 am

Fossil fuel major BP targets Norwegian offshore wind

Trio of BP, Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind sets sights on bottom-fixed offshore wind in Sørlige Nordsjø II region

  • Wind Power
  • June 14 @ 4:18 am

Oil major BP targets Norwegian offshore wind

Trio of BP, Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind set sights on bottom-fixed offshore wind in Sørlige Nordsjø II region

  • Wind Power
  • June 14 @ 4:18 am

Japan picks winner for first floating offshore wind tender

A consortium of six companies led by Toda Corporation was the only bidder for the 16.8MW project off Goto City, Nagasaki

  • Wind Power
  • June 11 @ 9:21 am

RWE launches construction for 1.4GW Sofia offshore wind farm

Enabling works have started at the site of the 100-turbine wind farm’s converter system in Teesside, north-east England

  • Wind Power
  • June 11 @ 7:18 am

RWE launches construction of 1.4GW Sofia offshore wind farm

Enabling works have started at the site of the 100-turbine wind farm’s converter system in Teesside, north-east England

  • Wind Power
  • June 11 @ 7:18 am

TransWest transmission line ‘will open for service in 2025’

Construction for $3bn line to take power from 3GW wind cluster in Wyoming to California and beyond expected to start next year

  • Wind Power
  • June 11 @ 4:22 am

South America’s largest wind farm goes live in Brazil

Enel Green Power Brasil Participações’ brings its 716MW Lagoa dos Ventos I and II project online

  • Wind Power
  • June 10 @ 11:23 am

New UK database aims to speed up offshore wind site surveys

Database hopes to avoid duplication work on environmental permits while protecting flora and fauna in marine environment

  • Wind Power
  • June 10 @ 9:47 am

GE aims to use recycled turbine blades for new wind farms

Deals with LafargeHolcim and Neowa will explore options to use recycled wind turbine blades for construction materials

  • Wind Power
  • June 10 @ 8:51 am

US offshore wind’s first movers’ lessons for future development

Developers of early US offshore wind farms hope their experiences can help others as the sector prepares to grow

  • Wind Power
  • June 10 @ 7:24 am

New technologies can help connect more wind to grid

Grid-enhancing technologies make existing powerlines work smarter so they can carry more renewable capacity, saving time and money

  • Wind Power
  • June 10 @ 7:22 am

New technologies can help connect more wind farms to grid

Grid-enhancing technologies make existing powerlines work smarter so they can carry more renewable capacity, saving time and money

  • Wind Power
  • June 10 @ 7:22 am

North Carolina eyes offshore wind opportunity

State governor’s executive order asks for 2.8GW by 2030 and 8GW by 2040 as momentum builds in the US’s nascent offshore sector

  • Wind Power
  • June 10 @ 4:49 am

Indian wind sector to bounce back from 2021 – GWEC

Global Wind Energy Council sees positive signs for Indian wind market, but warns of “external shocks” similar to coronavirus pandemic

  • Wind Power
  • June 9 @ 9:05 am

BOEM kickstarts Gulf of Mexico offshore wind drive

Task force meeting will explore opportunities for offshore wind development on the Outer Continental Shelf

  • Wind Power
  • June 9 @ 7:18 am

Ørsted forms JV for Norwegian offshore wind

Ørsted, Hafslund Eco and Fred Olsen Renewables aim to compete in Norway’s upcoming tender rounds for offshore wind

  • Wind Power
  • June 9 @ 5:46 am

Better framework needed to co-locate wind with storage in US

Falling battery costs are driving growth in hybrid projects, but experts call for more coordination in siting, grid connection and tax credits

  • Wind Power
  • June 9 @ 3:56 am

India bets big on wind-solar hybrid technology

With more than 6GW of capacity awarded and tenders outperforming standalone wind auctions, hybrid projects are taking centre stage in India

  • Wind Power
  • June 8 @ 11:05 am

Norway to open more sites for offshore wind development

Energy minister Tina Bru announced plans for identifying more offshore wind sites and auction processes at a floating wind event

  • Wind Power
  • June 8 @ 7:21 am

Wind energy ‘will lead’ Europe’s net-zero journey – WindEurope

Delivering a net-zero system can be achieved at the same share of GDP as today’s energy system costs, according to a new report

  • Wind Power
  • June 8 @ 5:50 am

Wind energy ‘will lead’ Europe’s net-zero journey

Delivering a net-zero system can be achieved at the same share of GDP as today’s energy system costs, according to a new report

  • Wind Power
  • June 8 @ 5:50 am

US firm promises faster build with spiral-welded wind towers

Keystone Tower Systems claims its spiral-welded towers can be cheaper and easier to transport than traditional units

  • Wind Power
  • June 8 @ 5:34 am

US firm promises faster build with spiral-weld wind towers

Keystone Tower Systems claims its spiral-welded towers can be cheaper and more easily transported than traditional units

  • Wind Power
  • June 8 @ 5:34 am

US ‘needs clean power standard’ to reach Biden’s climate goal

Delegates at Clean Power summit called for measures to help install and connect 140GW/year of wind power to meet 2035 target

  • Wind Power
  • June 8 @ 4:16 am

Floating multi-rotor wind prices ‘to compete with fixed-bottom’

New technology could cut acreage and reduce capital costs compared to conventional floating offshore wind turbines, developers claim

  • Wind Power
  • June 7 @ 7:52 am

Floating multi-rotor wind ‘could compete with fixed-bottom prices by 2022’

Innovative technology could cut acreage by 80% and reduce capital costs in comparison to conventional floating offshore wind turbines, its developers claim

  • Wind Power
  • June 7 @ 7:52 am

Saipem eyes French floating tender with Naval Energies deal

Italian firm Saipem signs a deal to acquire Naval Energies, which is targeting floating offshore wind projects off France and Japan

  • Wind Power
  • June 4 @ 6:44 am

Taaleri fund acquires two Finnish wind farms

Solar and wind fund invests in 252MW of under-construction wind capacity in northern Finland

  • Wind Power
  • June 4 @ 6:12 am

Iberdrola kick-starts 980MW floating offshore wind off Spain

Capacity would be split between two sites off Galicia in northern Spain, with the power giant investing around €3 billion

  • Wind Power
  • June 4 @ 4:32 am

WindEurope slams planned Spanish levy on wind farms

Making wind farms connected to the grid before 2005 pay up contradicts purpose of carbon tax and will put off investors, trade body warns

  • Wind Power
  • June 4 @ 4:30 am

WindEurope slams planned Spanish CO2 levy on wind farms

Making wind farms connected to the grid before 2005 pay up contradicts purpose of carbon tax and will put off investors, trade body warns

  • Wind Power
  • June 4 @ 4:30 am

Nordics and Baltics top onshore wind markets in May

Sweden, Finland and Latvia accounted for half of last month’s onshore TPAs, according to Windpower Intelligence

  • Wind Power
  • June 3 @ 7:08 am

Vestas to sell last wind tower factory to South Korean firm

The Danish manufacturer aims to focus on its areas of expertise and grow suppliers like CS Wind, the buyer of its factory in Colorado, US

  • Wind Power
  • June 3 @ 5:12 am

Germany plans raising 2030 onshore wind target to 95GW

A draft law envisages raising the onshore wind target for 2030 — but it cannot be passed until after the federal election in September

  • Wind Power
  • June 3 @ 4:33 am

Germany proposes boosting 2030 onshore wind target to 95GW

A draft law envisages raising Germany’s onshore wind targets for 2030 — but it cannot be passed until after the federal election in September

  • Wind Power
  • June 3 @ 4:33 am

Ørsted ups renewables ambition to 50GW by 2030

Danish developer plans increased investment to boost offshore wind, onshore renewables and green hydrogen production

  • Wind Power
  • June 2 @ 9:42 am

European wind “needs CfD auctions” to meet targets

Industry calls for better policy support as it rallies round for next year’s in-person get together in Spain

  • Wind Power
  • June 2 @ 7:40 am

US budget proposes $2bn for wind and solar tax credits

Joe Biden’s $6 trillion plan doubles BOEM funding and boosts spending on climate change and infrastructure, but details are scant

  • Wind Power
  • June 2 @ 5:18 am

Iberdrola plans 238MW floating wind array in the Canaries

Biggest name so far among five floating projects in the region, which could see offshore wind capacity auction later this year

  • Wind Power
  • June 1 @ 7:15 am

Developers stay away from latest Italian auction

Wind secures just 41.4MW in Italy’s latest joint tender for 1.5GW, with solar taking even less, as permitting troubles persist

  • Wind Power
  • June 1 @ 6:17 am

Half a million workers in wind will need training by 2025

Forecast expansion calls for training rollout, with net-zero ambition requiring further scaling up

  • Wind Power
  • June 1 @ 3:07 am

Georgia plans 200MW wind build-out

Country at intersection between Europe and Asia selects developer to increase wind power fleet more than tenfold

  • Wind Power
  • May 28 @ 7:47 am

Offshore wind turbine catches fire at Horns Rev 1

Developers Vattenfall and Ørsted are analysing why Vestas’ V80-2.0MW turbine caught fire at the Danish wind farm

  • Wind Power
  • May 28 @ 6:04 am

EDPR enters Chile with 600MW wind and solar PV deals

The developer plans to pursue additional wind and solar project in Chile, as well as green hydrogen projects

  • Wind Power
  • May 28 @ 5:06 am

China’s first floating wind turbine ready for installation

Manufacturer MingYang’s 5.5MW offshore wind turbine will be installed on a semi-submersible platform located in the South China Sea

  • Wind Power
  • May 28 @ 4:56 am

Ørsted links with Korean steel firm for offshore wind and H2

Developer to collaborate with POSCO on Ørsted’s 1.6GW project pipeline off South Korea and explore green hydrogen potential

  • Wind Power
  • May 27 @ 6:47 am

Ex-MHI Vestas boss Kavafyan to take over at Aker Offshore Wind

Norwegian floating offshore wind specialist hires industry veteran to replace its outgoing CEO from 1 November

  • Wind Power
  • May 27 @ 5:08 am

WindEurope: Ports need €6.5bn boost for EU offshore wind goal

The industry body called on the European Commission and national governments to develop a strategy for ports

  • Wind Power
  • May 26 @ 11:03 am

GE supports robotic solution for wind blade and bolt repair

US firm backs ORE Catapult collaboration to combine blade repair robot with ultrasonic bolt inspection device

  • Wind Power
  • May 26 @ 9:44 am

Siemens Gamesa to supply the Philippines’ largest wind farm

Turbine manufacturer secures 160MW turbine supply and maintenance deal to grow its leading market share in Filipino wind market

  • Wind Power
  • May 26 @ 9:37 am

Equinor, RWE and Hydro team up for Norwegian offshore wind

Three companies form partnership to apply for fixed-bottom offshore wind project in Norwegian North Sea

  • Wind Power
  • May 26 @ 6:07 am

California to lease sites for 4.6GW floating offshore wind

West Coast state and federal government select two sites off California’s northern and central coast for offshore wind development

  • Wind Power
  • May 26 @ 5:25 am

California plans to lease sites for 4.6GW floating offshore wind

West Coast state and federal government select two sites off California’s northern and central coast for offshore wind development

  • Wind Power
  • May 26 @ 5:25 am

Bad weather and Covid-19 delay Dutch lake project

Multiple challenges mean the Fryslân wind farm in the IJsselmeer lake is now scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2021

  • Wind Power
  • May 25 @ 8:42 am

Vestas confirmed for Iberdrola’s Baltic Eagle offshore wind site

Vestas’ first firm offshore wind turbine order since it bought out MHI will see turbines installed at Baltic Sea site in 2024

  • Wind Power
  • May 25 @ 6:42 am

GE Haliade-X to help revive floating offshore wind platform

GE Research and engineers Glosten have secured a US government grant to develop a new controls system for floating offshore wind

  • Wind Power
  • May 25 @ 4:30 am

Opinion: Wind’s winners and losers in Texas’ deep freeze

Resurety provides exclusive analysis of hourly data from the Ercot region in February, when a harsh winter storm caused blackouts in Texas

  • Wind Power
  • May 21 @ 9:36 am

Vestas secures first EnVentus order in Asia Pacific

The Danish manufacturer received an order to supply 157MW of its V162-5.6MW turbines for a wind-plus-battery project in Australia

  • Wind Power
  • May 21 @ 8:20 am

Plan to link offshore wind mega-project off Iceland to UK

Developer plans to deliver electricity from the initial 2GW offshore wind farm off Iceland to the UK grid by 2025

  • Wind Power
  • May 21 @ 7:16 am

RWE plans 2GW offshore wind to supply chemical giant BASF

RWE hopes to complete the project by 2030 if sufficient grid capacity is available and offshore wind tenders enable commissioning in time

  • Wind Power
  • May 21 @ 5:07 am

Longer offshore wind blade test bench takes shape

Fraunhofer’s €19m project in Bremerhaven, Germany will include a modular test block and allow subsegment investigations

  • Wind Power
  • May 20 @ 7:28 am

RWE targets US offshore wind with National Grid tie-up

RWE sets its sights on the upcoming New York Bight seabed lease auction and further opportunities off the US north-east coast

  • Wind Power
  • May 20 @ 3:07 am

GE wind turbines to power McDonald’s and Facebook in US

GE Renewable Energy secures a large order for the most widely deployed turbine in the US last year, according to ACP figures

  • Wind Power
  • May 19 @ 9:50 am

Ørsted forms alliance for Japanese offshore wind

Partnership with JWD and Eurus Energy gears up to enter bids for 1.15GW of capacity in forthcoming offshore wind auction

  • Wind Power
  • May 19 @ 6:39 am

Ørsted forms alliance for Japan’s Akita offshore wind sites

Partnership with JWD and Eurus Energy gears up to enter bids for 1.15GW of capacity in forthcoming offshore wind auction

  • Wind Power
  • May 19 @ 6:39 am

Ørsted forms consortium for Japan’s Akita offshore wind sites

Partnership with JWD and Eurus Energy gears up to enter bids for 1.15GW of capacity in forthcoming offshore wind auction

  • Wind Power
  • May 19 @ 6:39 am

‘Largest Indian renewables deal’ as Adani buys rival

The $3.5bn deal to buy SB Energy will include a near-5GW renewables portfolio, with nearly 900MW of wind and wind-solar hybrid capacity

  • Wind Power
  • May 19 @ 4:26 am

‘Largest Indian renewables deal’ as Adani buys $3.5bn rival

The deal to buy SB Energy will include a near-5GW renewables portfolio, comprising nearly 900MW of wind and wind-solar hybrid capacity

  • Wind Power
  • May 19 @ 4:26 am

RWE to launch airborne wind energy test site

RWE plans to trial a 150kW demonstrator project and then a commercial-scale 1GW system at a new test field in Ireland

  • Wind Power
  • May 18 @ 10:36 am

Oman plans 25GW renewables-backed green fuels project

Developers plan to use 25GW of solar and wind capacity to produce millions of tonnes of green hydrogen and green ammonia a year

  • Wind Power
  • May 18 @ 6:48 am

Hexicon to pilot twin-turbine floating wind at old wave test site

Swedish engineers Hexicon plans a 30-40MW floating offshore wind array at a former wave energy test site it has agreed to buy

  • Wind Power
  • May 18 @ 6:32 am

‘Immediate, massive renewables roll-out needed for net zero’

The International Energy Agency sees a need for annual wind capacity additions hitting 390GW within a decade if the world is to reach net zero

  • Wind Power
  • May 18 @ 3:58 am

Siemens Gamesa trading suspended amid takeover rumours

Spanish stock market regulator halts trading amid reports that the wind turbine manufacturer’s parent company is weighing up its options

  • Wind Power
  • May 18 @ 3:08 am

Ørsted appoints railways expert as chief operating officer

The Danish company’s newly created COO role will manage offshore wind projects and combined heat and power plants

  • Wind Power
  • May 17 @ 6:13 am

Vestas develops ‘gamechanger’ wind blade recycling method

A team of Danish technology companies and universities aims to present a way to commercialise their solution within three years

  • Wind Power
  • May 17 @ 3:40 am

Vestas develops ‘gamechanger’ wind turbine blade recycling method

A team of Danish technology companies and universities aim to present a way to commercialise their solution within three years

  • Wind Power
  • May 17 @ 3:40 am

ERG targets 1GW wind power growth by 2025

Italian energy developer lays out five-year plan to become a pure renewables player and eyes green hydrogen and energy storage

  • Wind Power
  • May 14 @ 9:50 am

Lekela plans battery storage at wind farm in Senegal

DNV contracted to assess feasibility of 40MW battery energy storage system at West Africa’s first utility-scale wind farm

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  • May 14 @ 8:47 am

First-quarter US wind record as momentum builds

Projects carried over from final months of 2020 help first quarter set new record levels for commissioning as project pipelines also swell

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  • May 14 @ 4:25 am

Plans for 1GW-plus offshore wind farm with 20MW turbines

Norwegian developer unveils plans for a giant offshore wind farm that would use both fixed-bottom foundations and floating platforms

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  • May 13 @ 8:42 am

Swedish mega-project reaches financial close

Three-lender consortium lends €300 million to 372MW Björnberget wind farm in northern Sweden. The project is due online in 2022

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  • May 13 @ 7:37 am

Norwegian wind industry slams retroactive tax on production

Norwegian rules introducing a production tax from 2022 on new and existing wind farms risks derailing the sector, industry body warns

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  • May 12 @ 6:47 am

Norwegian wind industry slams retroactive production tax

Norwegian rules introducing a production tax from 2022 on new and existing wind farms risks derailing the sector, industry body warns

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  • May 12 @ 6:47 am

Floating wind pilot could power Canadian oil and gas drilling

Saitec secures a government grant for a feasibility study into using floating offshore wind to power oil and gas drilling in Canada

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  • May 12 @ 5:42 am

Texas freeze and lower European winds hit RWE in Q1

RWE faced a roughly €400m hit to earnings in its onshore wind and solar unit due to the Texas cold snap and subsequent blackouts

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  • May 12 @ 3:36 am

Texas freeze and lower European winds hit RWE’s Q1 profits

RWE faced a roughly €400 million hit to earnings in its onshore wind and solar unit due to the Texas cold snap and subsequent blackouts

  • Wind Power
  • May 12 @ 3:36 am

Vineyard set to become first large US offshore wind farm

Government grants final go-ahead after lengthy federal review and public consultation on the project’s environmental impact

  • Wind Power
  • May 11 @ 10:39 am

US gives final go-ahead to Vineyard Wind

The decision follows more than three years of federal review and public consultation on the project’s environmental impact

  • Wind Power
  • May 11 @ 10:39 am

Taiwan ups offshore wind goal with plans to auction 15GW

The Taiwanese government releases plans to auction 15GW of new offshore wind capacity due online between 2026 and 2035

  • Wind Power
  • May 11 @ 9:12 am

Local content to drive BP and EnBW’s ScotWind bid

Prospective bidders look to attract Scottish supply chain in preparation for Scotland’s first offshore wind leasing round

  • Wind Power
  • May 11 @ 6:45 am

GE and Toshiba to manufacture Haliade-X in Japan

The two technology giants team up to produce and commercialise the 12-14MW Haliade-X as Japan’s offshore wind sector prepares for launch

  • Wind Power
  • May 11 @ 3:33 am

Repsol starts building 860MW Spanish onshore wind cluster

The Delta II project will help the oil major move towards its target of having 7.5GW of “low-carbon emission generation capacity” by 2025

  • Wind Power
  • May 10 @ 7:12 am

Massachusetts launches 1.6GW offshore wind tender

The new tender has a bid deadline of September 2021 and – if the full 1.6GW on offer is awarded – would nearly double the state’s offshore wind pipeline

  • Wind Power
  • May 10 @ 4:58 am

Wind operators face cumulative fines under new Russian system

Wind farms could lose all production payments from the Russian state under a new support scheme for projects commissioned in 2025-35

  • Wind Power
  • May 7 @ 6:22 am

UK urged to target 30GW onshore wind by 2030

RenewableUK calls for capacity targets for onshore wind and green hydrogen to help the country’s move towards its net zero by 2050 goal

  • Wind Power
  • May 7 @ 4:46 am

Equinor eyes Norwegian floating offshore wind bid

Equinor teams with Norwegian renewable energy company Vårgrønn to prepare a bid for a project off the country’s south-west coast

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  • May 6 @ 7:33 am

Enel pairs US wind farms with battery storage

The developer is adding a large battery storage component to an existing wind farms, and is building new hybrid projects in Texas

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  • May 6 @ 4:41 am

Siemens Gamesa in line for full 1GW-plus Hai Long off Taiwan

Northland Power and Yushan Energy have named Siemens Gamesa as preferred supplier for its 1,044MW Hai Long offshore wind cluster in Taiwan

  • Wind Power
  • May 5 @ 5:32 am

Equinor and Polenergia win Polish offshore wind contracts

Poland’s Energy Regulatory Office latest award of CfDs means it has now contracted about 4.3GW of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea

  • Wind Power
  • May 5 @ 4:08 am

Equinor and Polenergia wind Polish offshore wind contracts

Poland’s Energy Regulatory Office latest award of CfDs means it has now contracted about 4.3GW of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea

  • Wind Power
  • May 5 @ 4:08 am

Vestas’ EnVentus turbines to power Google and Heineken

The turbine manufacturer is due to provide an EPC turnkey solution for Neoen’s 404MW Mutkalampi wind farm in western Finland

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  • May 4 @ 9:30 am

Floating offshore wind farm eyes Chevron-backed platform

Local content drive underpins Simply Blue Energy and Subsea 7’s deal to assess Ocergy’s low-weight floating platform design

  • Wind Power
  • May 4 @ 6:34 am

Scottish floating offshore wind farm eyes Chevron-backed platform

Local content drive underpins Simply Blue Energy and Subsea 7’s deal to assess Ocergy’s OCG-Wind modular low-weight floating foundation design

  • Wind Power
  • May 4 @ 6:34 am

Vestas enters Latvian wind power market with 59MW deal

The Danish manufacturer hopes wind will play a bigger role as hydro-dominated Latvia moves towards 50% renewables by 2030 target

  • Wind Power
  • May 4 @ 5:01 am

GE’s Haliade-X cleared for markets in typhoon zones

DNV’s certification verifies that the Haliade-X can operate safely and efficiently under extreme wind conditions

  • Wind Power
  • April 30 @ 6:41 am

Developers stay away from German onshore wind tender

Germany’s last onshore wind tender of 2020 was oversubscribed. But 2021’s first auction saw the return of a familiar trend

  • Wind Power
  • April 30 @ 5:30 am

Developers stay away from latest German onshore wind tender

Germany’s last onshore wind tender of 2020 was oversubscribed. But 2021’s first auction saw the return of a familiar trend

  • Wind Power
  • April 30 @ 5:30 am

German onshore wind tender undersubscribed

Germany’s last onshore wind tender of 2020 was oversubscribed. But 2021’s first auction saw the return of a familiar trend

  • Wind Power
  • April 30 @ 5:30 am

How Ørsted plans to solve offshore wind cable challenge

Danish developer reports erosion and risk of cable failures due to cable protection system that was previously the “industry standard”

  • Wind Power
  • April 29 @ 8:27 am

Total buys into Taiwanese offshore wind sector

Deal to purchase 23% stake in Wpd’s 640MW Yunlin project marks oil major’s entry in the Asian offshore wind market

  • Wind Power
  • April 29 @ 5:44 am

Total buys into Taiwanese offshore wind

Deal to purchase 23% stake in wpd’s 640MW Yunlin project marks oil major’s entry in the Asian offshore wind market

  • Wind Power
  • April 29 @ 5:44 am

Ørsted’s profits down in first quarter despite higher revenues

Offshore maintenance provisions and lower wind speeds than last year pushed down Danish developer’s Q1 profits

  • Wind Power
  • April 29 @ 2:41 am

GWEC predicts wind industry jobs boom

The industry body believes the global build-out of 470GW of new wind capacity between 2021 and 2025 will create employment across the value chain

  • Wind Power
  • April 28 @ 4:26 pm

Enel Green Power commissions 269MW Mexican wind farm

Enel’s 269MW Dolores wind farm is the third largest operational wind farm in Mexico, according to Windpower Intelligence

  • Wind Power
  • April 28 @ 10:01 am

France chooses bidders for 1GW offshore wind farm

Oil majors, green energy giants and investment firms are among six parties pre-qualified to bid for the project off Normandy

  • Wind Power
  • April 26 @ 10:42 am

Wind operators suffer $4bn hit in Texas cold snap

The average financial impact across all wind farms analysed in the study was $44.4m, with the highest hit for one project being $172.5m

  • Wind Power
  • April 26 @ 8:10 am

Exus plans 85MW wind-solar hybrid project in Portugal

Exus sees hybrid wind and solar projects as an opportunity to optimise the grid, its chief operating officer explained

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  • April 26 @ 7:24 am

Ørsted eyes cross-border offshore wind in the Baltic Sea

The Danish developer plans to form a joint venture with Baltic utility Enefit to bid for projects to power both Estonia and Latvia

  • Wind Power
  • April 26 @ 5:27 am

Aker supports wind blade recycling development

Two Aker companies have teamed with a UK university to tackle recycling of wind turbine blades – a growing issue for the sector

  • Wind Power
  • April 23 @ 6:29 am

Germany plans to boost onshore wind auction volumes

Energy minister Peter Altmaier announced plans to raised auction volumes from 2022 and cut the levy consumers pay to support renewable energy generation

  • Wind Power
  • April 23 @ 4:54 am

Video: Hywind Tampen floating foundations move to deep water

Concrete slip-forming of 11 spar foundations reached 20m at Aker Solutions’ yard and will continue to 107.5m at a deep-water site

  • Wind Power
  • April 22 @ 7:16 am

Ørsted and pension giant to bid for Danish North Sea energy island

The Danish clean energy developer and ATP plan to use their industrial and financial capabilities to bid to build a North Sea hub connecting offshore wind farms

  • Wind Power
  • April 22 @ 4:14 am

Iberdrola plans French offshore wind build around fishing

Iberdrola-owned Ailes Marines will start St Brieuc construction in May – a schedule chosen to appease the local fishing community

  • Wind Power
  • April 21 @ 9:16 am

Taiwanese firm plans to produce offshore wind turbines

Substation and generator specialist TECO Electric signs framework deals with developers to deliver prototype before 2025

  • Wind Power
  • April 20 @ 6:11 am

Taiwanese firm plans to manufacture offshore wind turbines

Substation and generator specialist TECO Electric signs framework deals with developers to deliver prototype before 2025

  • Wind Power
  • April 20 @ 6:11 am

Taiwan’s TECO Electric plans to manufacture offshore wind turbines

Substation and generator specialist signs framework agreements with developers to deliver turbine prototype before 2025

  • Wind Power
  • April 20 @ 6:11 am

Cost of wind energy will likely continue to fall, study finds

Berkeley Lab survey of experts concludes costs may reduce by up to a third by 2035 and as much as half by 2050

  • Wind Power
  • April 19 @ 6:38 am

Ørsted thinks big for onshore wind growth in Europe

Danish developer is looking at 100MW-plus projects, hoping to capitalise on BRI’s ability to develop large-scale projects

  • Wind Power
  • April 16 @ 8:09 am

Northland Power to buy large Spanish wind and solar fleet

Concurrent C$900m equity financing to fund Spanish acquisition and capital requirements of 4-5GW renewables development portfolio

  • Wind Power
  • April 16 @ 5:41 am

Ørsted makes European onshore wind return

The Danish developer has agreed to acquire 100% of Brookfield Renewable’s UK and Irish onshore wind portfolio

  • Wind Power
  • April 16 @ 4:03 am

Ørsted makes European onshore wind return with Brookfield deal

The Danish developer has agreed to acquire 100% of Brookfield Renewables’ UK and Irish onshore wind portfolio

  • Wind Power
  • April 16 @ 4:03 am

European grid operators plan modular offshore wind link

Seven TSOs have launched the Eurobar scheme to work towards pan-European interconnection for offshore wind. But some key players have not joined yet

  • Wind Power
  • April 15 @ 10:06 am

Latest wind power news in brief

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  • April 15 @ 5:57 am

Latest wind power news in brief — April 2021

  • Wind Power
  • April 15 @ 5:57 am

Nordex wind turbine orders fall in first quarter of 2021

The German manufacturer recorded a slump in orders in the first three months of the year, with totals down in both Europe and Latin America

  • Wind Power
  • April 15 @ 3:55 am

Nordex wind turbine orders fall in Q1 2021

The German manufacturer recorded a slump in orders in the first three months of the year, with totals down in both Europe and Latin America

  • Wind Power
  • April 15 @ 3:55 am

Nordex wind turbine orders fall in Q1

The German manufacturer recorded a slump in orders in the first three months of the year, with totals down in both Europe and Latin America

  • Wind Power
  • April 15 @ 3:55 am

World Bank group to help Azerbaijan launch offshore wind sector

  • Wind Power
  • April 14 @ 9:08 am

Deme and Penta-Ocean to form Japanese offshore wind JV

  • Wind Power
  • April 14 @ 7:08 am

Nordex wins Arctic Circle order for Delta 4000 wind turbines

Seventeen of Nordex’s N163/5.X turbines will be adapted for cold climates and deployed at Wpd’s Nuolivaara wind farm in Finland

  • Wind Power
  • April 14 @ 5:53 am

Nordex secures Arctic Circle order for Delta 4000 wind turbines

Seventeen of Nordex’s N163/5.X turbines will be adapted for cold climates and deployed at wpd’s Nuolivaara wind farm in Finland

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  • April 14 @ 5:53 am

Taiwan green lights 300MW Hai Long offshore wind farm

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  • April 14 @ 5:14 am

Oil major Chevron backs new floating offshore wind company

Chevron and Moreld have invested in Ocergy – a new company launched by former senior staff at floating offshore wind pioneer Principle Power

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  • April 14 @ 4:41 am

Iberdrola to make green hydrogen at Whitelee wind farm

The Spanish company’s Scottish subsidiary plans to use the Whitelee wind farm and new solar and battery capacity to produce hydrogen

  • Wind Power
  • April 13 @ 9:02 am

Iberdrola plans green hydrogen production at Whitelee wind farm

The Spanish company’s Scottish subsidiary plans to use the Whitelee wind and new solar and battery capacity to produce hydrogen

  • Wind Power
  • April 13 @ 9:02 am

Google-contracted Swedish site sees another crane crash

Wind farm developer Treblade reports no injuries or construction delays after auxiliary crane overturns at Björkvattnet wind farm

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  • April 13 @ 6:07 am

Google-contracted Swedish wind farm sees another crane crash

Wind farm developer Treblade reports no injuries or construction delays after auxiliary crane overturns at Björkvattnet wind farm

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  • April 13 @ 6:07 am

Further crane collapse at Swedish wind farm due to power Google

Wind farm developer Treblade reports no injuries or construction delays after auxiliary crane overturns at Björkvattnet wind farm

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  • April 13 @ 6:07 am

WindEurope: Permitting key hurdle to EU wind investments

Despite investor appetite, inadequate permitting frameworks in some European markets mean there are insufficient available projects

  • Wind Power
  • April 13 @ 4:29 am

Permitting the key obstacle to EU wind investments – WindEurope

Despite investor appetite, inadequate permitting frameworks mean there are insufficient available projects

  • Wind Power
  • April 13 @ 4:29 am

Permitting the key obstacle to EU wind investments, WindEurope warns

Despite investor appetite, inadequate permitting frameworks mean there are insufficient available projects

  • Wind Power
  • April 13 @ 4:29 am

Ørsted sells 25% of Ocean Wind project

  • Wind Power
  • April 13 @ 4:17 am

Enercon signs up investors for German onshore wind

The German turbine manufacturer and developer’s fund is investing in operational German onshore wind farms. It plans to launch similar investment products

  • Wind Power
  • April 12 @ 5:58 am

Enercon closes German onshore wind investment fund

The German turbine manufacturer and developer’s fund is investing in operational German onshore wind farms. It plans to launch similar investment products

  • Wind Power
  • April 12 @ 5:58 am

BloombergNEF: US renewables outlook falls short of Biden goal

The US’s wind and solar fleet is set to nearly triple in the next ten years. But this will not be enough to decarbonise the power sector by 2035

  • Wind Power
  • April 9 @ 8:39 am

‘US renewables forecast falls short of Biden ambition’ – BloombergNEF

The US’s wind and solar fleet is set to nearly triple in the next ten years, according to new analysis. But this will not be enough to decarbonise the power sector by 2035

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  • April 9 @ 8:39 am

Equinor, ESB plan 1.4GW Irish floating offshore wind farm

The developers’ planned Moneypoint project is part of a multi-billion-euro scheme to transform a coal-fired plant into a renewables hub

  • Wind Power
  • April 9 @ 5:21 am

Equinor and ESB plan 1.4GW Irish floating offshore wind farm

The developers’ planned Moneypoint project will be part of a multi-billion-euro programme to transform a coal-fired plant into a renewable energy hub

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  • April 9 @ 5:21 am

Neoen commits to 400MW Finnish wind farm

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  • April 8 @ 9:07 am

Investors slam Texas wind power balancing bills

Critics argue making renewable energy operators pay for grid balancing services is based on wrong assumption they were to blame for Texas blackouts

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  • April 8 @ 8:26 am

Nekkar developing automated wind turbine installation method

The Norwegian firm claims a ‘major turbine manufacturer’ is supporting the development of its SkyWalker technique

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  • April 8 @ 4:48 am

Ørsted, PGE, RWE awarded Polish offshore wind CfDs

The developers are the first to be awarded Polish offshore wind power deals. Their projects have a combined capacity of 2.9GW

  • Wind Power
  • April 8 @ 3:34 am

Ørsted, PGE, RWE awarded Polish offshore wind CfDs for 2.9GW

The developers are the first to be awarded power contracts for Polish offshore wind farms. The energy regulator is still considering applications

  • Wind Power
  • April 8 @ 3:34 am

Seven 100MW-plus wind farms brought online in March

Windpower Intelligence recorded several large onshore wind farms being commissioned in the US, India and New Zealand last month

  • Wind Power
  • April 7 @ 8:36 am

Iberdrola agrees investment joint venture with Spanish insurer

Energy utility partners with leading insurer to co-invest in up to 1GW of wind and solar projects in Spain. Their initial portfolio will consist of 230MW

  • Wind Power
  • April 7 @ 7:16 am

Ørsted to sell half of Borssele 1 & 2 to Norwegian oil fund

Ørsted will sell 50% of the 752MW wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands to Norges Bank Investment Management, with close expected this summer

  • Wind Power
  • April 7 @ 4:31 am

Masdar adds to Uzbekistan’s wind pipeline with 1.5GW plans

Developer’s agreement with the government means two 1.5GW wind projects are now planned in a country that currently has just one 750kW turbine installed

  • Wind Power
  • April 6 @ 4:23 am

Masdar building 1.5GW wind cluster in Uzbekistan

Developer’s agreement with the government means two 1.5GW wind projetcs are now planned in a country that currently has just one 750kW turbine installed

  • Wind Power
  • April 6 @ 4:23 am

Masdar building 1.5GW wind farm in Uzbekistan

Developer’s agreement with the government means two 1.5GW wind farms are now planned in a country that currently has just one 750kW turbine installed

  • Wind Power
  • April 6 @ 4:23 am

Spain records bumper month for turbine sales

Data from Windpower Intelligence reveals TPAs of more than 500MW with Siemens Gamesa, Nordex and Vestas, plus GE’s 1GW framework deal

  • Wind Power
  • March 31 @ 8:55 am

Enel deal signals second wave for wind power in Romania

As Romania plans for a second wave of investments in wind power, Italian utility Enel teams with domestic developer Monsson for a 500MW-plus pipeline

  • Wind Power
  • March 31 @ 7:44 am

GE to supply ‘largest onshore wind project in its history’

GE Renewable Energy has secured a deal to supply three wind farms in a 1.5GW cluster in Oklahoma, supplying nearly 500 turbines from its 2.X platform

  • Wind Power
  • March 31 @ 7:37 am

Ørsted plans 2GW offshore wind-to-green hydrogen for industrial giants

Danish developer Ørsted plans to use 2GW of new offshore wind capacity to produce green hydrogen for Dutch and Belgian clients

  • Wind Power
  • March 31 @ 5:20 am

Russian wind industry fears job losses after support cut

Industry groups have criticised the Russian government’s planned $2.3 billion funding for wind farms coming online between 2025 and 2035 — nearly a quarter less than promised in 2019

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  • March 30 @ 7:08 am

Ørsted starts building 500MW-plus wind-solar hybrid in US

Danish developer Ørsted’s 518MW Helena Energy Center in southern Texas consists of a 268MW wind farm and 250MWAC solar PV array

  • Wind Power
  • March 30 @ 5:33 am

US to spend billions on offshore wind for 30GW goal by 2030

US government agencies announced plans to prompt $12 billion of annual investment in new factories and ships to support the country’s offshore wind target

  • Wind Power
  • March 30 @ 3:46 am

Global wind power additions to 2030 will be close to 1TW

Analysts expect China to install more than 400GW of new wind capacity between 2021 and 2030, and the rest of the world to connect nearly 600GW to the grid

  • Wind Power
  • March 29 @ 9:36 am

Denmark to offer Hesselø offshore wind project CfD-style support

Danish government hails arrangement to achieve net-zero subsidies by sharing long-term price risk with concession owner

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  • March 29 @ 8:43 am

Enercon owner forms onshore wind developer with EWE

The new company – Alterric – claims its pooled development portfolio and project pipeline make it a leader for onshore wind in Germany

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  • March 29 @ 6:58 am

Irish firm boosts floating offshore wind pipeline with Scottish project

Simply Blue Energy and Subsea 7 aim to secure a lease for their 200MW Salamander project through the ongoing Scottish offshore wind leasing round

  • Wind Power
  • March 29 @ 6:41 am

Simply Blue Energy boosts floating offshore wind pipeline with Scottish project

Simply Blue Energy and Subsea 7 aim to secure a lease for their 200MW Salamander project through the ongoing Scottish offshore wind leasing round

  • Wind Power
  • March 29 @ 6:41 am

Increased wind electricity generation helps displace coal

Rising electricity generation from wind and solar is helping to force coal off the grid, new analysis shows. But it is not happening fast enough

  • Wind Power
  • March 26 @ 11:30 am

Siemens Gamesa adds to swelling 5.X order book in Sweden

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa has received more orders for its 5.X platform in Sweden than in any other market

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  • March 26 @ 10:33 am

China Haizhuang installs first 5MW onshore wind turbine

China Haizhuang claimed that its 5MW turbine would help developers in the ‘era of grid parity’ following the expiration of China’s feed-in tariff for onshore wind

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  • March 26 @ 8:35 am

RWE gets credit rating nod due to renewables growth

Fitch Ratings has increased RWE’s long-term rating, citing the developer’s growth in renewables and profitability from wind and solar

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  • March 25 @ 9:22 am

UK offshore wind jobs to triple in next five years

The UK offshore wind workforce is due to grow as the sector moves to meet 40GW by 2030 target, but is falling short of targets to employ more women and apprentices, new report finds

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  • March 25 @ 6:57 am

GWEC warns of slow pace after record wind growth in 2020

A record 93GW of new wind power capacity was added in 2020 despite the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. However, this is not enough, warns GWEC

  • Wind Power
  • March 24 @ 12:26 pm

Delayed Scottish offshore wind leasing round re-opens

Scotland resumes a tender to award leases capable of supporting up to 10GW of offshore wind capacity – but with much higher maximum fees

  • Wind Power
  • March 24 @ 11:46 am

Spanish firm plans 180MW floating offshore wind off Canary Islands

Floating offshore wind developer EnerOcean applies to build two projects off Gran Canaria. The projects would consist of up to 15 twin-rotor floating platforms

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  • March 24 @ 11:17 am

RWE reaches financial close on 1.4GW Sofia offshore wind farm

RWE Renewables has committed to building the £3 billion (€3.5 billion) Sofia wind farm in the North Sea. It aims to finalise supplier contracts in the coming weeks

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  • March 24 @ 10:45 am

UK plans leasing round for floating offshore wind in Celtic Sea

UK seabed landlord announces leasing process for floating wind commercial-scale projects off southwestern coast of England and Wales

  • Wind Power
  • March 24 @ 7:58 am

Vestas tops GWEC’s world wind turbine supplier ranking for fifth successive year

Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas supplied the most installed wind capacity last year, ahead of GE Renewable Energy, Goldwind, Envision and Siemens Gamesa

  • Wind Power
  • March 23 @ 5:44 am

Wind output increases when heat demand rises – study

Wind turbines adapted to extreme cold could have prevented Texas blackouts by providing critical power through winter storm, study’s author concludes

  • Wind Power
  • March 22 @ 10:30 am

Engie gets green light for 260MW Peruvian project

Engie’s planned Punta Lomitas project in Peru would have a capacity equal to nearly two-thirds of the country’s existing wind power fleet

  • Wind Power
  • March 22 @ 7:55 am

Oregon bill targets 3GW floating offshore wind by 2030

A newly introduced bill could pave the way for Oregon’s first offshore wind capacity. It sets a 3GW target for 2030

  • Wind Power
  • March 22 @ 6:50 am

German wind sector proposes permitting and repowering fixes

WindEurope, BWE and several turbine manufacturers and wind developers have called on the German government to help the sector

  • Wind Power
  • March 19 @ 10:26 am

EnBW joins AquaVentus’ offshore wind-to-hydrogen scheme

Developer EnBW joins E.on, Vestas, RWE and Siemens Gamesa in a consortium aiming to generate hydrogen from offshore wind

  • Wind Power
  • March 19 @ 8:00 am

South Africa launches 1.6GW onshore wind tender

Energy minister launches a bidding window for 1.6GW wind and 1GW solar capacity, and announces that the two technologies are among preferred bidders in a separate round for dispatchable power

  • Wind Power
  • March 18 @ 11:02 am

New JV to combine floating offshore wind with hydrogen storage

Norwegian developer Magnora and UK engineers TechnipFMC are targeting upcoming leasing rounds and offshore wind tenders in Scotland and Norway

  • Wind Power
  • March 18 @ 8:20 am

Avangrid investigates turbine fire at Pennsylvania wind farm

The latest incident at the Locust Ridge wind farm in Pennsylvania follows a fire in December 2020 and at least two other blazes in the last decade, according to local media

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  • March 17 @ 12:10 pm

Acciona to sell 30% stake in Australian mega-project

Metals group Korea Zinc partners with Acciona to build the 923MW MacIntyre wind farm in Queensland, Australia

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  • March 17 @ 7:37 am

GE and Capital Energy sign deal for up to 1GW of wind turbines in Spain

Framework agreement includes 620MW of capacity Capital Energy won in January’s tender, in which the developer was awarded the lion’s share of capacity

  • Wind Power
  • March 17 @ 6:47 am

Iberdrola adds 600MW to Japanese offshore wind pipeline

Spanish energy giant Iberdrola will team up with two domestic firms to develop an offshore wind farm off the island of Honshu

  • Wind Power
  • March 17 @ 5:09 am

Iberdrola grows Japanese offshore wind pipeline with new 600MW project

Spanish energy giant Iberdrola will team up with two domestic firms to develop an offshore wind farm off the island of Honshu

  • Wind Power
  • March 17 @ 5:09 am

GE to create 300 new jobs at French offshore wind blade factory

GE Renewable Energy plans to expand its workforce in Cherbourg, France, enabling subsidiary LM Wind Power to meet growing demand for offshore wind equipment

  • Wind Power
  • March 16 @ 8:46 am

Offshore wind boosts RWE’s 2020 profits to exceed expectations

Renewable energy is becoming an increasingly important part of RWE’s business, as the German utility builds more wind farms and closes coal plants

  • Wind Power
  • March 16 @ 5:32 am

Offshore wind boosts RWE’s profits in 2020

Renewable energy is becoming an increasingly important part of RWE’s business, as the German utility builds more wind farms and closes coal plants

  • Wind Power
  • March 16 @ 5:32 am

Local leaders slam plan to cut Russian wind power support

The Russian government is due to set the level of state support available to wind farm owners commissioning projects between 2025 and 2035

  • Wind Power
  • March 15 @ 8:59 am

GE’s modular wind converter promises greater reliability

GE Research has successfully completed a five-year project to test a megawatt-scale modular wind power converter

  • Wind Power
  • March 15 @ 8:07 am

How 1GW Fosen hub is changing Norway’s wind power production

Two wind farms from the six-phase, 1GW-plus Fosen cluster in western Norway exceeded the developer’s expectations

  • Wind Power
  • March 12 @ 9:13 am

Two projects supplied a fifth of Norwegian wind production last year

Two wind farms from the six-phase, 1GW-plus Fosen cluster in western Norway exceeded the developer’s expectations

  • Wind Power
  • March 12 @ 9:13 am

RWE to become majority owner of Rampion offshore wind farm

German energy company RWE has agreed a deal to buy a further 20% stake in the 400MW Rampion wind farm off England’s south coast

  • Wind Power
  • March 12 @ 6:33 am

‘We can go further in the North Sea’ – GE Renewable Energy CEO

GE’s Jerôme Pécresse talks exclusively to Windpower Monthly about the manufacturer’s plans for a new blade factory in the UK and exports to Europe

  • Wind Power
  • March 11 @ 9:27 am

Exclusive: ‘We can do more in the North Sea’ – GE Renewable Energy CEO

GE renewables boss Jerôme Pécresse talks to Windpower Monthly about the manufacturer’s plans for a new blade factory in the UK and exports to Europe

  • Wind Power
  • March 11 @ 9:27 am

Spanish joint venture plans 1GW floating wind farm off Catalan coast

Team hopes experience gained with WindFloat Atlantic project off Portugal will help secure financing and construction permission

  • Wind Power
  • March 11 @ 8:36 am

Wind power boom in the Americas defies pandemic

North and Latin America installed almost 22GW of new capacity with a 62% increase on 2019 – despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, GWEC data shows

  • Wind Power
  • March 11 @ 4:34 am

GE plans North Sea offshore wind blade factory in UK

GE Renewable Energy is in advanced talks to finance and build a factory to produce 107-metre blades for its Haliade-X offshore wind turbines

  • Wind Power
  • March 10 @ 6:14 pm

Extreme weather losses for wind on the rise since 2010

Tornadoes, flooding and ice storms led to a spike in severe wind losses measured in insurance claims, a new report into renewables finds

  • Wind Power
  • March 10 @ 5:30 am

GE and Goldwind overtake Vestas in record year for new wind capacity

Concentrating on the largest markets helped the two manufacturers leapfrog Vestas, which had supplied the most capacity in the previous four years, according to BloombergNEF

  • Wind Power
  • March 9 @ 12:19 pm

Global offshore wind O&M market due 16% annual growth in 2020s

Europe will still account for more than half of $12 billion offshore O&M sector in 2029, with China as the biggest individual market

  • Wind Power
  • March 9 @ 6:58 am

Global offshore wind O&M market due 16% annual growth through 2020s

Europe will still account for more than half of $12 billion offshore O&M sector in 2029, with China as the biggest individual market

  • Wind Power
  • March 9 @ 6:58 am

Nacelle fire triggers major US roll-out of suppression tech

A renewable energy firm that owns and operates 2GW of wind power has ordered fire suppression technology across its American fleet following a nacelle fire

  • Wind Power
  • March 9 @ 5:42 am

Vineyard Wind inches closer to decision following BOEM review

BOEM completes assessment of Vineyard Wind’s potential environmental impact ahead of a final decision on the project in 30 days’ time

  • Wind Power
  • March 8 @ 12:31 pm

Vineyard Wind inches closer to approval following BOEM review

BOEM completes assessment of Vineyard Wind’s potential environmental impact ahead of a final decision on the project in 30 days’ time

  • Wind Power
  • March 8 @ 12:31 pm

Statkraft divests 256MW Norwegian wind farm

TrønderEnergi and Stadtwerke München have bought out Statkraft from the 71-turbine Roan Vindpark in the Fosen region on the west coast of Norway

  • Wind Power
  • March 8 @ 9:54 am

Jera plans 600MW Japanese offshore wind farm

Utility Jera unveils plans for a project that could use 15MW wind turbines installed on fixed-bottom foundations off the north-west of Japan’s main island

  • Wind Power
  • March 8 @ 9:12 am

Wind beats coal to top spot in Germany’s electricity supply

Wind produced 25.6% of the electricity fed into Germany’s grid last year – the first time a renewable energy source accounted for the largest supply of power

  • Wind Power
  • March 5 @ 9:11 am

Icy conditions can reduce wind production by 80%

Researchers observed ice build-up during a field study at a wind farm facing conditions similar to those that hit all energy sources in Texas last month

  • Wind Power
  • March 5 @ 9:03 am

Ørsted sells €1.4bn transmission assets for world’s largest wind farm

Mitsubishi-led JV has bought transmission assets for the UK’s Hornsea One wind farm – the world’s largest operational offshore site

  • Wind Power
  • March 4 @ 8:54 am

Large-scale floating project planned off Ireland’s west coast

Simply Blue Energy has outlined its plans for a 1.1GW floating offshore wind farm off County Clare. A wave energy pilot project would also be developed

  • Wind Power
  • March 4 @ 7:34 am

Gigawatt floating project planned off Ireland’s west coast

Simply Blue Energy has outlined its plans for a floating offshore wind farm off County Clare. A wave energy pilot project would also be developed

  • Wind Power
  • March 4 @ 7:34 am

Africa missing out on ‘incredible’ wind resource potential – GWEC

Africa and the Middle East’s cumulative wind capacity reached more than 7GW by the end of 2020. However, the region is not fulfilling its potential, GWEC warns

  • Wind Power
  • March 4 @ 3:44 am

UK offshore wind hubs ‘big bang moment’ for industry

Renewables industry group welcomes ‘world-class offshore wind hubs’ and free ports in the north east of England to boost offshore wind

  • Wind Power
  • March 3 @ 10:35 am

Irish wind beats gas electricity generation for the first time

The Republic of Ireland’s onshore wind sector set new records last year and even outperformed gas, new findings show

  • Wind Power
  • March 3 @ 9:08 am

Irish wind beats gas for first time ever

The Republic of Ireland’s onshore wind sector set new records last year and even outperformed gas, new findings show

  • Wind Power
  • March 3 @ 9:08 am

Spanish wind brings Europe’s lowest winter electricity prices

Wind power accounted for nearly a third of Spain’s national electrical generation between December 2020 and February 2021 – more than any other power source

  • Wind Power
  • March 3 @ 7:05 am

Record winds in Spain bring Europe’s lowest winter electricity prices

Wind power accounted for nearly a third of Spain’s national electrical generation between December 2020 and February 2021 – more than any other power source

  • Wind Power
  • March 3 @ 7:05 am

Record winds in Spain contribute to Europe’s lowest winter electricity prices

Wind power accounted for nearly a third of Spain’s national electrical generation between December 2020 and February 2021 – more than any other power source

  • Wind Power
  • March 3 @ 7:05 am

EDPR and Engie plan 1.5GW floating offshore wind off Greece

The Ocean Winds joint venture plans to work with Greece’s Terna Energy on developing what could be the country’s first offshore wind capacity

  • Wind Power
  • March 2 @ 8:35 am

Vattenfall appoints new head of business for wind

Helene Biström will start as Vattenfall’s new senior vice president, head of business area wind and leadership team member by 1 September at the latest

  • Wind Power
  • March 1 @ 10:40 am

Vattenfall to end Danish onshore wind development

Swedish developer Vattenfall plans to focus its onshore wind activities in the Nordics region on its home market. However, it will still continue with offshore wind development in Denmark

  • Wind Power
  • March 1 @ 7:26 am

First power at RWE’s largest offshore wind farm

Triton Knoll has delivered power to the UK grid for the first time – on schedule, despite challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic

  • Wind Power
  • March 1 @ 6:36 am

Flurry of acquisitions shows appetite for European wind

Oil majors and a Chinese developer were among companies buying into projects during a busy period for wind farm acquisitions in Europe

  • Wind Power
  • March 1 @ 6:21 am

Wind deals help Boralex move towards five-year target

Canada-based developer reports it is on course to bring 2.8GW of renewables capacity online by 2023

  • Wind Power
  • February 26 @ 10:54 am

UK network operator sees wind top renewable growth by 2050

Wind triumphs in the future of Scotland’s energy generation capacity, according to all three visions set out this week by the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks.

  • Wind Power
  • February 26 @ 7:00 am

UK network operator sees wind dominate renewable growth by 2050

Wind triumphs in the future of Scotland’s energy generation capacity, according to all three visions set out this week by the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks.

  • Wind Power
  • February 26 @ 7:00 am

SkySails airborne wind system kite ships to Asia

Ambitious near-future tech from Hamburg offers a replacement for diesel generators in remote locations alongside plans to scale up with projects in Germany and Mauritius

  • Wind Power
  • February 26 @ 6:54 am

EDP sets sights on 10GW wind growth by 2025

The Portugese developer has big plans to boost wind projects in the US and Europe to add 10GW gross wind capacity by 2025

  • Wind Power
  • February 25 @ 11:06 am

Bladt to expand facilities for future offshore wind turbines

Bladt Industries plans to invest in its facilities in Odense, Denmark, to cater for new offshore wind turbines with tip heights of 250-300 metres

  • Wind Power
  • February 25 @ 8:49 am

China accounts for half of 2020 offshore wind additions

For a third year in a row, China leads global offshore wind installations, adding more than 3GW of capacity last year, according to GWEC

  • Wind Power
  • February 25 @ 7:11 am

China accounts for half of 2020 offshore wind growth

For a third year in a row, China leads global offshore wind installations, adding more than 3GW of capacity last year, according to GWEC

  • Wind Power
  • February 25 @ 7:11 am

EU wind growth too slow for climate targets, WindEurope warns

As wind installations slowed in Europe last year, industry body WindEurope warned that the EU is off track to hit its carbon-neutrality goal

  • Wind Power
  • February 25 @ 5:31 am

Spain connected 1.7GW of wind in 2020 despite Covid

New installations dropped a quarter from Spain’s comeback year in 2019, but trade body AEE believes country can reach 2030 renewables target

  • Wind Power
  • February 24 @ 11:23 am

Siemens Gamesa retains top spot in slow year for Indian wind

Last year saw the lowest level of wind commissioning in a decade in India as 1.1GW of onshore wind projects were added in 2020, according to BloombergNEF

  • Wind Power
  • February 24 @ 6:42 am

SSE and Acciona team up for Iberian offshore wind

Acciona and SSE form an alliance to co-develop offshore wind farms off the coasts of Spain and Portugal, and potentially in other markets

  • Wind Power
  • February 23 @ 10:54 am

CIP to use offshore wind for 1GW green ammonia plant

Investment firm Copenhagen Infrastructure Plans to build an offshore wind-powered, 1GW electrolysis plant on the west coast of Denmark

  • Wind Power
  • February 23 @ 10:03 am

China Three Gorges to buy 400MW wind portfolio in Spain

CTGE agrees to acquire 11 wind farms with a capacity of more than 400MW and a PV plant in Spain from a group of developers led by Corporación Masaveu

  • Wind Power
  • February 23 @ 7:16 am

Floating offshore wind could flourish in Asia as costs fall

The capital expenditure needed to pay for floating offshore wind in Asia Pacific could fall by 40% over the next decade, new research shows

  • Wind Power
  • February 23 @ 6:27 am

Danish TSO Energinet plans to expand wind flexibility markets

The transmission system operator claims reducing wind turbines’ output in times of excessive production can be a cost-effective, temporary alternative to grid expansion

  • Wind Power
  • February 23 @ 5:15 am

Russia considers scrapping fines amid coronavirus pandemic

Russia’s energy ministry may allow operators to retain all revenue generated by new wind turbines prior to full commissioning, to allow for delays caused by Covid-19 restrictions

  • Wind Power
  • February 22 @ 10:29 am

Global offshore wind employment to triple by 2030

Hundreds of thousands of additional workers will be needed over the next decade to deliver the growth in offshore wind capacity, new analysis suggests

  • Wind Power
  • February 22 @ 8:56 am

Siemens Gamesa secures 448MW French offshore wind order

Manufacturer confirms a firm order of 64 SWT-7.0-154 offshore wind turbines from a consortium of EDF Renewables, Enbridge and Wpd

  • Wind Power
  • February 22 @ 6:28 am

Mining firm plans green hydrogen from 1GW wind-solar hybrid

Province Resources plans to use 1GW of wind and solar capacity to produce green hydrogen and ammonia in Western Australia

  • Wind Power
  • February 19 @ 6:53 am

Australian mining firm plans green hydrogen from 1GW wind-solar hybrid

Province Resources plans to use 1GW of wind and solar capacity to produce green hydrogen and ammonia

  • Wind Power
  • February 19 @ 6:53 am

Texas blackouts to hit RWE Renewables profits

Buying electricity at abnormally high prices to meet its own delivery obligations while part of its own wind fleet was forced offline will hit RWE Renewables’ profits, the operator has said

  • Wind Power
  • February 19 @ 5:23 am

Judge blocks Vattenfall’s 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard project

Construction consent for Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind project has been quashed by the UK high court after a legal challenge

  • Wind Power
  • February 18 @ 8:49 am

Vestas backs wooden wind tower start-up

Danish manufacturer’s corporate venture capital arm Vestas Ventures backs Swedish firm Modvion to scale-up the production of wooden wind turbine towers

  • Wind Power
  • February 18 @ 8:34 am

Vestas backs ‘stronger than steel’ wooden tower start-up

Danish manufacturer’s corporate venture capital arm Vestas Ventures backs Swedish firm Modvion to scale-up the production of wooden wind turbine towers

  • Wind Power
  • February 18 @ 8:34 am

First picture of Siemens Gamesa’s record-breaking blade

SGRE releases an image of the 108-metre blade for its SG 14-222 DD turbine. It is the largest wind turbine blade produced to date

  • Wind Power
  • February 17 @ 9:34 am

Call to reform Scotland’s ‘volatile’ grid charges for wind projects

Outdated policy to charge remote projects for supplying power to the grid runs contrary to decarbonisation targets, Scottish network operator argues

  • Wind Power
  • February 17 @ 7:28 am

Oil and gas firm buys into Ideol to target large offshore wind projects

BW Offshore, which provides floating services for the fossil-fuel industry, signs a share purchase agreement to become a strategic owner of floating offshore wind technology firm Ideol

  • Wind Power
  • February 17 @ 6:03 am

Frozen wind turbines ‘not solely to blame for Texas blackouts’

Freezing conditions have forced power outages at nearly half of Texas’ wind fleet – but also at many of the state’s gas, coal and nuclear plants – leaving millions without power

  • Wind Power
  • February 17 @ 5:07 am

Iberdrola plans 300MW floating wind farm off Spain

With an investment of €1 billion, developer Iberdrola has unveiled plans to create the first commercial-scale floating wind farm in its home country

  • Wind Power
  • February 16 @ 10:40 am

Iberdrola to build Spain’s first 300MW floating project

With an investment of 1bn euros, the Spanish developer Iberdrola has unveiled plans to create the first commercial-scaled floating wind farm in its home country

  • Wind Power
  • February 16 @ 10:40 am

Wind auction volumes bounce back in second half of 2020

Less than 5GW was auctioned in the first half of 2020, before nearly 30GW was tendered in the final six months, according to GWEC figures

  • Wind Power
  • February 16 @ 8:02 am

Nordex wins 33MW order in the Netherlands

Nordex will supply 33MW of turbines to a Dutch wind farm co-developed by local farmers and a clean energy company

  • Wind Power
  • February 16 @ 5:21 am

Wind turbines ‘attract’ EU-protected bats

The EU-protected Pipistrelle bat may be attracted to wind farms, raising question marks over the efficacy of environmental impacts when locating turbines away from bat roosts, new research shows.

  • Wind Power
  • February 15 @ 9:55 am

GE to supply one of Europe’s largest onshore wind farms

GE Renewable Energy will start installing its 5.5MW Cypress turbines at the project in northern Sweden in July

  • Wind Power
  • February 15 @ 9:16 am

Greencoat enters Nordic wind market

Ireland-based developer branches out into the Nordic markets with the acquisition of its first onshore wind project in Finland

  • Wind Power
  • February 15 @ 6:28 am

California bill targets 10GW offshore wind by 2040

A newly introduced bill calls for state agencies to accelerate planning and development of offshore wind

  • Wind Power
  • February 15 @ 5:55 am

Scotland’s Seabed landlord temporarily halts leasing

Crown Estate Scotland has pushed back the application deadline for its ScotWind leasing process to review a new fee structure adopted in England and Wales

  • Wind Power
  • February 12 @ 8:38 am

US forecast to commission 21GW of wind power in 2021

The US looks set to break last year’s record for new wind capacity, but it will need to keep up this pace to meet ambitious state targets, a new report reveals

  • Wind Power
  • February 12 @ 8:07 am

OX2 buys 400MW wind farm in Finland

Nordic developer has acquired the subsidy-free 400MW Lestijärvi wind farm, set to become Finland’s largest

  • Wind Power
  • February 12 @ 6:32 am

Crane collapse delays work at Swedish wind farm

The crashing of a crane at Sweden’s 175MW Björkvattnet onshore wind farm site has pushed construction back by roughly three weeks, developer confirms

  • Wind Power
  • February 11 @ 10:41 am

SGRE turbines earmarked for zero-subsidy Dutch offshore wind farm

Siemens Gamesa and Shell-led consortium are inches away from closing a deal to supply turbines for the 759MW Hollandse Kust Noord project

  • Wind Power
  • February 11 @ 8:16 am

‘Market concentration should not derail offshore wind growth’ – WindEurope

A small number of companies dominate Europe’s offshore wind supply chain as larger projects enable economies of scale, the industry body believes

  • Wind Power
  • February 11 @ 8:11 am

Shell to increase renewables spending under sped-up net-zero plans

The oil major outlines $2-3 billion investment in renewables and energy solutions but has not given any indication of how much Capex will go to wind

  • Wind Power
  • February 11 @ 7:31 am

Back to the gearbox innovations that helped define wind’s future

Moventas launched its first wind turbine gearbox in 1980. Four decades later, it is still manufacturing, innovating and leading the way in turbine gear technology

  • Wind Power
  • February 10 @ 8:06 am

Ørsted and PGE to partner for Polish offshore wind farms

Ørsted and PGE plan to jointly develop 2.5GW of offshore wind capacity in the Polish Baltic Sea

  • Wind Power
  • February 10 @ 8:02 am

Macquarie eyes wind investments after securing €1.6bn fund

As one of the world’s largest infrastructure managers, Macquarie has closed its second renewables fund to invest in solar and wind projects across the globe

  • Wind Power
  • February 10 @ 7:32 am

‘First’ natural fibre nacelle built for offshore wind turbines

Engineers Greenboats aims to test what it claims is the world’s first natural fibre composite nacelle for offshore wind turbines later this year

  • Wind Power
  • February 10 @ 5:49 am

‘First ever’ natural fibre composite nacelle built for offshore wind turbines

Resin firm Sicomin aims to test what it claims is the world’s first natural fibre composite nacelle for offshore wind turbines later this year

  • Wind Power
  • February 10 @ 5:49 am

‘First ever’ natural fibre composite nacelle to be built for offshore wind turbines

Resin firm Sicomin has designed and built what it claims is the world’s first natural fibre composite nacelle for offshore wind turbines

  • Wind Power
  • February 10 @ 5:49 am

Vestas launches new 15MW offshore wind turbine with 236-metre rotor

Vestas’ new turbine, the V236-15.0MW, sets new benchmarks for rotor diameter, swept area and nominal power rating

  • Wind Power
  • February 9 @ 11:53 am

Vattenfall picks Siemens Energy and Aker Solutions to help connect 3.6GW off UK

Vattenfall names a consortium of Aker Solutions and Siemens Energy as preferred bidder to deliver HVDC converter platforms for its Norfolk offshore wind farms

  • Wind Power
  • February 9 @ 6:52 am

WFO: Record growth for offshore wind in 2020 despite Covid-19

The global growth trajectory for offshore wind is accelerating with ever larger-scale projects going online, according to the WFO’s Global Offshore Wind Report 2020

  • Wind Power
  • February 9 @ 6:46 am

Sweden unveils plans to reduce offshore wind connection costs

The Swedish government intends to carry out proposals for making offshore wind more cost-effective later this year, even though it is not clear yet who will pay for grid expansion

  • Wind Power
  • February 8 @ 9:45 am

Amazon to buy power from Shell and Eneco’s subsidy-free Dutch offshore wind farm

The deal will help the online retail behemoth towards its goal of powering its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025

  • Wind Power
  • February 8 @ 8:14 am

BP and Total among winners in 8GW UK offshore wind leasing round

The Crown Estate has awarded leases for six proposed offshore wind projects with a potential capacity of 8GW – but critics argue too few sites were made available to developers

  • Wind Power
  • February 8 @ 7:13 am

BP and Total win in 8GW UK offshore wind leasing round

The Crown Estate has awarded leases for six proposed offshore wind projects with a potential capacity of 8GW – but critics argue too few sites were made available to developers

  • Wind Power
  • February 8 @ 7:13 am

European offshore wind investments hit record levels in 2020

But despite positive trends in offshore wind technology and finance last year, more still needs to be done to deliver the volumes European governments, industry body WindEurope warned

  • Wind Power
  • February 8 @ 5:44 am

French wind auction secures lower prices

Fifteen onshore projects of 519.7MW combined capacity have been awarded power deals

  • Wind Power
  • February 5 @ 10:11 am

World’s largest offshore wind farm planned for South Korean waters

President Moon Jae-in attended an unveiling ceremony for a $43 billion, 8.2GW offshore wind project

  • Wind Power
  • February 5 @ 8:30 am

Iberdrola acquires 3GW Irish offshore wind pipeline

The Spanish developer has moved into the Irish offshore market, having agreed to acquire majority stakes in three nascent projects that could provide 3GW between them

  • Wind Power
  • February 5 @ 6:34 am

US wind shatters records in 2020 with 16.9GW connected to grid

The US wind sector had its strongest ever year in 2020 and its strongest ever quarter in Q4

  • Wind Power
  • February 4 @ 12:11 pm

Denmark prepares to tender world’s first wind energy island in North Sea

Denmark has reached a landmark agreement to construct an artificial island in the North Sea that will serve as an energy hub for offshore wind in Europe

  • Wind Power
  • February 4 @ 9:56 am

Vattenfall weighs up selling stakes in 5GW offshore wind portfolio

CEO Anna Borg told reporters the Swedish developer is looking at reducing its holdings in the 1.5GW Hollandse Kust Zuid development off the Netherlands and 3.6GW Norfolk sites in UK waters

  • Wind Power
  • February 4 @ 7:49 am

Offshore wind industry commits €3.9m to researching blockage effects

A consortium featuring major offshore developers has launched a full-scale research project into global blockage effects that have been shown to skew energy-yield forecasts

  • Wind Power
  • February 4 @ 7:26 am

Vestas announces its first wind turbine orders of 2021

Turbine maker wins orders for a 75MW wind farm in Ireland and a 36MW extension project in Scotland

  • Wind Power
  • February 3 @ 10:37 am

Ørsted CEO Nipper ‘optimistic’ for long-term future of US market

In his first financial results conference call as Ørsted CEO, Mads Nipper told reporters about the company’s expectations and strategies for the US and UK markets, floating offshore wind, and possible stake sales

  • Wind Power
  • February 3 @ 10:20 am

Finance heavyweights launch new firm to repower old German wind farms

Independent power producer NeXtWind has raised $100m to invest and repower the German onshore market

  • Wind Power
  • February 3 @ 9:30 am

‘Telescopic’ tower rises 170 metres to become highest ever self-supported wind turbine

Onshore prototype in China should be completed in the first quarter of 2021 as part of research into a “disruptive” solution for offshore wind turbines substructures

  • Wind Power
  • February 3 @ 6:53 am

Wind drives Ørsted’s 2020 profit increase

Danish energy giant Ørsted was boosted by increased generation from onshore and offshore wind farms in the UK, the US and the Netherlands last year

  • Wind Power
  • February 3 @ 4:06 am

Iberdrola nominates Siemens Gamesa for 3.1GW UK offshore wind cluster

With the latest preferred supplier deal with Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power, Siemens Gamesa has now received tentative agreements for more than 7GW for its 14MW turbine

  • Wind Power
  • February 2 @ 9:36 am

Enagás and Naturgy probe green hydrogen production from wind

Wind powered green hydrogen project could decarbonise steel and shipyards in north-west Spain

  • Wind Power
  • February 2 @ 9:24 am

New blade retrofit boosts wind turbine output

Wind start-up Evoblade and Deutsche Windtechnik created a retrofittable spoiler that increased output from a 1.5MW Neg Micon turbine by 6% in recent testing

  • Wind Power
  • February 2 @ 8:43 am

Exclusive: which OEMs are off to strong start with January wind turbine orders?

Vestas announced no new turbine in orders in January, while rival manufacturer GE Renewable Energy reported the largest total in the first month of the year

  • Wind Power
  • February 2 @ 6:46 am

Exclusive: which OEMs are off to strong start with January wind orders?

Vestas announced no new turbine in orders in January, while rival manufacturer GE Renewable Energy reported the largest total in the first month of the year

  • Wind Power
  • February 2 @ 6:46 am

Vestas announces no wind turbine orders in January

Vestas announced no new turbine in orders in January, while rival manufacturer GE Renewable Energy reported the largest total in the first month of the year

  • Wind Power
  • February 2 @ 6:46 am

German developer buys 300MW Polish onshore wind pipeline

The VSB Group has acquired a 300MW portfolio of onshore wind projects located west of Warsaw

  • Wind Power
  • February 1 @ 10:05 am

Ideol’s French floating offshore wind pilot ramps up production

New records have been set for France’s only floating wind turbine, which produced 14% more power than the previous year

  • Wind Power
  • February 1 @ 6:57 am

Enel Green Power plans bumper year for renewable additions

The Americas will be a major focus as Enel Green Power ramps up annual wind and solar installation to 6GW, with Spain, South Africa and India also featuring large

  • Wind Power
  • January 29 @ 11:05 am

Northland Power moves into Baltic Sea offshore wind expansion

Canada-based Northland Power has bought a 49% stake in a 1.2GW Polish offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea

  • Wind Power
  • January 29 @ 9:57 am

Northland Power moves into Baltic Sea offshore expansion

Canada-based Northland Power has bought a 49% stake in a 1.2GW Polish offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea

  • Wind Power
  • January 29 @ 9:57 am

Analysis: Spain’s wind industry ‘gobsmacked’ at €25/MWh tender average

With projects awarded at prices below the national wholesale electricity market, there is concern the entire value chain could be hit, even though the government declared the oversubscribed tender a success

  • Wind Power
  • January 29 @ 7:35 am

World’s largest 3D printer to cut wind turbine blade costs by half

Multi-million dollar research project estimates new 3D printing practices can reduce new blade development costs by 25-50%

  • Wind Power
  • January 29 @ 6:26 am

Wind beats solar in Italian joint tender amid rising prices

Industry calls for better permitting process as a lack of submitted projects pushes up prices and less than a quarter of the available 1.2GW is awarded in latest joint wind-solar auction

  • Wind Power
  • January 28 @ 10:55 am

EDF presses ahead with UK floater

EDF Renewables has committed to build a floating wind farms in UK waters off northern England

  • Wind Power
  • January 28 @ 9:35 am

Biden commits to doubling offshore wind

A series of executive orders signed by president Joe Biden includes a new direction to double US offshore wind leases in federal waters by 2030.

  • Wind Power
  • January 28 @ 7:40 am

Spanish onshore wind plummets to €20/MWh in latest tender

Spain’s energy ministry awarded 12-year contracts to seven developers for around 1GW of onshore wind capacity, with prices falling to new lows

  • Wind Power
  • January 27 @ 12:10 pm

UK floating offshore wind ‘could be subsidy-free by 2029’

Large floating offshore wind projects could secure cheaper subsidy costs lower than wholesale electricity prices by as early as 2029, new research suggests

  • Wind Power
  • January 27 @ 10:29 am

Statkraft and Aker team up for Norwegian offshore wind

Statkraft, Aker Offshore Wind and Aker Horizons plan to develop offshore wind together off Norway

  • Wind Power
  • January 27 @ 7:39 am

Statkraft re-enters offshore wind through Aker partnership

Statkraft, Aker Offshore Wind and Aker Horizons plan to develop offshore wind together off of Norway

  • Wind Power
  • January 27 @ 7:39 am

Shell buys into large Irish floating offshore wind project

Oil major Shell partners with Simply Blue Energy to develop Ireland’s first 300MW floating offshore wind project

  • Wind Power
  • January 27 @ 6:50 am

Analysis: GE’s intellectual property battle with Siemens Gamesa

GE is suing Siemens Gamesa in a UK court over an alleged IP infringement. Windpower Monthly invites an analyst to consider the lawsuit’s wider context and its possible impacts

  • Wind Power
  • January 27 @ 5:17 am

German onshore wind growth lags climate targets

Germany grew its onshore wind fleet by 1.4GW last year, but wind industry groups called for a faster expansion to help the country meet its climate targets

  • Wind Power
  • January 26 @ 10:40 am

Ørsted-led consortium researching blade decommissioning

The new DecomBlades consortium will aim to make Denmark a ‘frontrunner’ in establishing recycling solutions within the wind industry

  • Wind Power
  • January 26 @ 10:14 am

Vineyard Wind asks US government to reopen permitting

Developers. Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners had paused permitting after changing turbines at the pathfinder 800MW offshore wind farm off Massachusetts

  • Wind Power
  • January 26 @ 7:12 am

Renewables overtake fossil fuels to dominate electricity supply in Europe

In 2020, renewables became the predominant source of electricity generation in the EU, thanks to big gains in wind and solar, overtaking fossil fuels for the first time in history, new research shows.

  • Wind Power
  • January 25 @ 10:42 am

GE sues Siemens Gamesa in UK over IP infringement

If successful, GE’s latest lawsuit against Siemens Gamesa could block construction of two large UK offshore wind farms, according to an intellectual property expert

  • Wind Power
  • January 25 @ 7:15 am

MingYang enters European offshore wind market

Chinese turbine manufacturer MingYang has secured a deal to supply a 30MW Italian offshore wind farm

  • Wind Power
  • January 25 @ 7:02 am

China reports 72GW wind connected to grid in record-breaking 2020

China’s National Energy Administration stunned industry observers this week when it announced 71.7GW of wind was connected to the grid last year. However, the record-shattering figure comes with a few caveats

  • Wind Power
  • January 22 @ 7:18 am

China connects 72GW wind capacity to grid in record-breaking 2020

China’s National Energy Administration stunned industry observers this week when it announced 71.7GW of wind was connected to the grid last year. However, the record-shattering figure comes with a few caveats

  • Wind Power
  • January 22 @ 7:18 am

Energy heavyweights plan green H2 at old German coal plant

Vattenfall, Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the municipal Wärme Hamburg utility plan to house a 100MW wind and solar-powered electrolyser at a former coal plant in Hamburg

  • Wind Power
  • January 22 @ 7:07 am

Industry heavyweights plan green H2 at old German coal plant

Vattenfall, Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the municipal Wärme Hamburg utility plan to house a 100MW wind and solar-powered electrolyser at a former coal plant in Hamburg

  • Wind Power
  • January 22 @ 7:07 am

German offshore wind industry demands action after expansion slows

Industry groups claim a recent lack of activity in the German offshore wind sector had led to job losses and company closures

  • Wind Power
  • January 21 @ 10:26 am

Danish wind energy island moves step closer

A new German-Danish agreement to see the 2GW buildout of offshore wind island in the Baltic Sea has been signed between two grid operators

  • Wind Power
  • January 21 @ 7:32 am

US set to rejoin Paris Climate Agreement under Biden

Soon-to-be-sworn-in president Joe Biden’s rhetoric around wind contrasts sharply with the outgoing Donald Trump, who claimed wind turbines drive down house prices, kill birds and cause cancer

  • Wind Power
  • January 20 @ 9:21 am

Ørsted commits to first green hydrogen project

Ørsted expects to produce its first green hydrogen from offshore wind later this year

  • Wind Power
  • January 20 @ 7:15 am

Equinor offshore wind boss leaves for Aker Solutions

Equinor’s senior vice president of wind and low-carbon development, Stephen Bull, is leaving to join offshore wind sector newcomer Aker Solutions

  • Wind Power
  • January 19 @ 11:29 am

Offshore wind spending reaches record high in 2020

A surge of offshore wind farm finance in 2020 set an all time record for the sector, smashing the old benchmark by more than 56%, new findings show

  • Wind Power
  • January 19 @ 11:20 am

RWE sells further stakes in Texas portfolio

A part of a global reboot, Germany developer RWE has pressed ahead with its divestment of 861MW of onshore wind capacity in Texas to UK investment manager Greencoat

  • Wind Power
  • January 19 @ 6:09 am

South America takes biggest share of December onshore wind orders

Driven by large orders in Brazil and Colombia, South America accounted for the bulk of global onshore turbine deals in the final month of 2020. Windpower Monthly takes a look at the figures

  • Wind Power
  • January 18 @ 11:12 am

Acciona researching Spanish offshore wind-solar-green hydrogen hybrid

EU backs first-of-a-kind green hydrogen experiment project with €6m to establish an industrial-scale floating wind and solar array in the laboratory

  • Wind Power
  • January 18 @ 7:02 am

Offshore wind newcomer divests 80% of Swedish lake project

UK investment firm Downing will buy a majority stake in a 100MW wind farm in Lake Vänern for around €29 million

  • Wind Power
  • January 15 @ 11:04 am

Massachusetts governor vetoes higher offshore wind target

A climate bill that would have raised the state’s offshore wind target by an additional 2.4GW has been stymied by the governor on the grounds that cutting emissions by an extra 5% in the next ten years would cost $6 billion

  • Wind Power
  • January 15 @ 10:27 am

Vestas halts 150 turbines following blade investigation

Vestas has removed from operation 150 turbines of its V150 turbines, following a collapsed turbine at a Swedish wind farm last year.

  • Wind Power
  • January 15 @ 6:35 am

Six groups join race for Denmark’s Thor offshore wind farm

The Danish Energy Agency has prequalified sector giants and energy companies from across Europe to develop the up to 1GW offshore wind farm — the country’s largest yet

  • Wind Power
  • January 14 @ 10:26 am

Turn of the year sees US commissioning surge

Wind farm commissioning ramped up significantly in the US towards the end of 2020, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly

  • Wind Power
  • January 14 @ 9:54 am

Equinor and BP victorious in New York offshore wind tender

Equinor and BP have been selected to build nearly 2.5GW of offshore wind off the coast of New York, taking the US state’s total offshore commitments with the energy giants to 3.3GW

  • Wind Power
  • January 14 @ 7:38 am

Wind to contribute 30% of new US capacity this year despite sharp drop

Even though new wind power additions are expected to fall sharply in 2021, wind will still account for a third of total new US generating capacity this year, government data suggest

  • Wind Power
  • January 14 @ 6:37 am

Vestas to cut jobs as part of offshore wind JV integration

Vestas plans to cut about 220 jobs as it integrates MHI Vestas into the company

  • Wind Power
  • January 14 @ 5:51 am

SGRE and Siemens Energy plan offshore-wind powered hydrogen pilot

Siemens Gamesa and its parent company aim to install an array of electrolysers inside the manufacturer’s 14MW offshore wind turbine

  • Wind Power
  • January 13 @ 8:44 am

Wind developers must prepare to adapt projects to win over communities

Rapid wind power expansion must include radical changes to development, cheaper local electricity and jobs for the unemployed, according to leaders at Vattenfall, Valorem and Falck Renewables

  • Wind Power
  • January 12 @ 10:18 am

Enercon commissions part of Europe’s largest onshore wind cluster

German manufacturer hands over the first turbines at one of the wind farms in the Markbygden onshore wind cluster in north-east Sweden

  • Wind Power
  • January 11 @ 11:16 am

EU backs Ørsted and Siemens Gamesa’s offshore wind-powered hydrogen study

A consortium including Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, ITM Power and Element Energy has landed a €5 million funding boost from an EU research programme

  • Wind Power
  • January 8 @ 7:07 am

Enel teams up with Qatar fund for African renewables development

Enel Green Power and the Qatar Investment Authority have agreed to form a new joint venture to develop wind and solar PV projects in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Wind Power
  • January 8 @ 6:13 am

Wpd orders 5.7MW Nordex turbines for large Finnish wind farm

wpd places 188 MW order in Finland with the Nordex Group for turbines to supply electricity to paper company UPM through a corporate PPA

  • Wind Power
  • January 7 @ 10:32 am

Green hydrogen ‘must balance need for speed with learning process’

Coordinating policies and investment to support the creation of the entire green hydrogen value chain will take a vast effort but bring huge rewards, according to wind industry experts

  • Wind Power
  • January 7 @ 9:57 am

Falck and BlueFloat Energy eye Scottish offshore wind

Falck Renewables and the newly formed BlueFloat Energy plan to apply for at least one Scottish seabed lease.

  • Wind Power
  • January 7 @ 7:52 am

Massachusetts to increase offshore wind target

A new Massachusetts bill would raise its offshore wind target by an additional 2.4GW

  • Wind Power
  • January 6 @ 10:45 am

Onshore wind operators face hit from grid parity in China

Newly installed wind and solar PV projects stopped receiving subsidies from 1 January 2021, and the change may impact some power producers more than others

  • Wind Power
  • January 6 @ 9:32 am

‘Stunning’ test results offer longer lifetime hope for offshore wind foundations

Foundation scanning technology at the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea reveals the potential to ramp up the lifetime of offshore wind structures

  • Wind Power
  • January 5 @ 9:50 am

Massive 1GW New Mexico order for GE Renewable Energy

Pattern Energy’s 1,050MW Western Spirit Wind project is the “largest single-phase construction of renewable power in US history” and will feature 377 GE turbines

  • Wind Power
  • January 4 @ 10:46 am

Hornsea Three granted construction permission after repeated pushbacks

UK government green lights 2.4GW offshore wind farm after Ørsted reduced number of turbines and vows to build nesting schemes to protect birds

  • Wind Power
  • January 4 @ 10:12 am

Hornsea 3 granted construction permission after repeated pushbacks

UK government green lights 2.4GW offshore wind farm after Ørsted reduced number of turbines and vows to build nesting schemes to protect birds

  • Wind Power
  • January 4 @ 10:12 am

Hornsea granted construction permission after repeated pushbacks

The 2.4GW Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm has been granted construction permission in UK waters after Ørsted convinced the government that the project was necessary to meet its energy ambitions, despite projected bird kills.

  • Wind Power
  • January 4 @ 10:12 am

Enel faces up to $1.5 million fines in Russia over coronavirus delays

Enel claims it has faced force majeure circumstances in developing wind farms in Russia during the coronavirus pandemic and will try to convince customers not to collect fines

  • Wind Power
  • December 22 @ 8:40 am

Enercon-owner and EWE to form new wind development company

Aloys Wobben Foundation and German energy company EWE aim to develop onshore wind farms in Germany, France and other European countries

  • Wind Power
  • December 22 @ 7:10 am

Congress approves tax credits boost for US wind

US Congress approved support for wind, solar and other renewable energy technologies as part of a $2.3 trillion pandemic relief package

  • Wind Power
  • December 22 @ 4:54 am

Wind farm owners join forces to share turbine performance data

Enel, Engie and Equinor have joined a programme to share turbine performance data and “end OEMs’ superiority” in data ownership

  • Wind Power
  • December 21 @ 9:24 am

German onshore wind reverses trend with successful tender

For the first time this year, developers submitted bids for more capacity than was on offer in a German onshore wind tender

  • Wind Power
  • December 21 @ 5:32 am

GE turbine catches fire at newly completed US wind farm

The 225MW Roundhouse wind farm in Wyoming was commissioned in June and features two models of GE turbines

  • Wind Power
  • December 21 @ 5:30 am

US backs 10MW floating offshore wind demo in Shell lease area

The US government has backed plans for a 10MW floating offshore wind project as part of a new funding round for demonstration projects

  • Wind Power
  • December 18 @ 9:36 am

Iberdrola enters Polish offshore with 50% stake in 7.3GW pipeline

Iberdrola plans to use its foothold in Poland to expand its offshore wind capacity in other Baltic Sea countries

  • Wind Power
  • December 18 @ 7:24 am

GE boosts Haliade-X to 14MW for third Dogger Bank site

GE’s newly uprated 14MW Haliade-X is now the joint most powerful offshore wind turbine in the world

  • Wind Power
  • December 18 @ 4:15 am

New York to install 100MW battery system to integrate offshore wind

New York City is set to install a 100MW battery system to help maximise the city’s 9GW offshore wind potential, the largest storage project built yet.

  • Wind Power
  • December 17 @ 10:44 am

New York to install massive battery system to integrate offshore wind

New York City is set to install a 100MW battery system to help maximise the city’s 9GW offshore wind potential, the largest storage project built yet.

  • Wind Power
  • December 17 @ 10:44 am

Wind balances Danish grid for first time

Forecasts of wind power’s availability are so advanced that turbines can deliver what they have promised in advance, pilot project in Denmark shows

  • Wind Power
  • December 17 @ 7:54 am

EU energy infrastructure proposals ‘jeopardise carbon neutrality goals’

Industry group WindEurope warns the European Commission’s new revision to energy infrastructure rules may still allow fossil-fuel projects to receive funding

  • Wind Power
  • December 16 @ 9:49 am

Siemens Gamesa and Ørsted extend US partnership to onshore wind

Siemens Gamesa and Ørsted have partnered in the US on offshore wind projects in the past, but the Haystack project in Nebraska will be their first collaboration in US onshore wind

  • Wind Power
  • December 16 @ 7:30 am

RWE signs PPA with E.on for UK offshore site

RWE Renewables has signed a 13-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with E.on UK for the entire electricity output of a 219MW offshore wind farm following a complex asset swap deal last year

  • Wind Power
  • December 15 @ 10:49 am

Polish wind wins majority share in joint tender with PV

Onshore wind projects totalling 900MW were awarded contracts in a 1.7GW joint tender, but prices were far below the wholesale market price

  • Wind Power
  • December 15 @ 9:15 am

Japan targets up to 45GW offshore wind by 2040

The Asian country is reported to plan a 30-45GW target by 2040 for offshore wind, which would make it one of the global leaders in the sector

  • Wind Power
  • December 15 @ 7:46 am

RWE to divest 51% stake in Texas wind farms

RWE will sell a majority holding in four onshore wind farms, with the 51% stake equivalent to 439MW

  • Wind Power
  • December 14 @ 11:39 am

Japan to decommission floating offshore wind test turbines

The Japanese government has decided to remove floating offshore wind pilot turbines off Fukushima due to concerns about profitability, according to the Japanese Wind Power Association

  • Wind Power
  • December 14 @ 9:14 am

Vestas closes deal to buy out MHI from offshore wind venture

Vestas’ chairman describes deal as the start of a “new chapter” for the company, as it brought its offshore wind venture back under its control

  • Wind Power
  • December 14 @ 4:24 am

Asian offshore wind market to match Europe within five years

Asian offshore wind capacity will grow sixfold to 52GW by 2025, according to new reasearch. China will continue to dominate, but foreign developers will drive major growth in Taiwan and Vietnam

  • Wind Power
  • December 11 @ 10:20 am

Developers call on EU states to speed up permitting regimes

Complex permitting procedures that often vary even between regions in the same country can hold up wind farms for years and restrict technology choices. How can the process be improved?

  • Wind Power
  • December 11 @ 8:40 am

Ørsted, Shell and EDF bid in New Jersey’s offshore wind tender

Developers are competing in New Jersey’s latest offshore wind round, which could see the state’s pipeline more than triple to 3.5GW

  • Wind Power
  • December 11 @ 5:55 am

Offshore wind-powered interconnector ‘black starts’ grid

Energinet and 50Hertz claim this was the first time a power plant was restarted using a land and sea interconnector and offshore wind power

  • Wind Power
  • December 10 @ 6:08 am

Amazon knocks Google off top spot as ‘world’s biggest’ renewable energy buyer

With the addition 26 new utility-scale wind and solar projects in Australia, South Africa, Europe and the US, Amazon now sources output from 6.5GW of renewable energy projects

  • Wind Power
  • December 10 @ 6:00 am

Amazon ‘replaces Google’ as top corporate buyer of renewable energy

With the addition 26 new utility-scale wind and solar projects in Australia, South Africa, Europe and the US, Amazon now sources output from 6.5GW of renewable energy projects

  • Wind Power
  • December 10 @ 6:00 am

UK needs up to 125GW offshore wind by 2050 to achieve net zero

The UK government’s climate adviser has issued a ‘first ever routemap’ for the country to fully decarbonise over the next 30 years and has revised the predicted costs down to less than 1% of GDP

  • Wind Power
  • December 9 @ 11:00 am

Vestas backs wind-powered commercial-scale green ammonia plant

Power-to-X project developed by Skovgaard Invest, backed by Vestas and chemical and refining specialists Haldor Topsoe to produce ammonia for fuel and fertiliser

  • Wind Power
  • December 9 @ 6:19 am

GE signs deal to use old turbine blades in cement production

Wind turbine blades will be used to replace the raw material for cement manufacturing and cut emissions under a new agreement between GE Renewables and waste company Veolia

  • Wind Power
  • December 8 @ 10:48 am

Global ‘surge’ in offshore wind capacity in 2021, predicts industry report

Fitch Solutions’ Power and Renewables report paints a positive picture for 2021 on the back of rising investments and expansion into new markets

  • Wind Power
  • December 8 @ 9:55 am

Decarbonisation ‘needs detailed grid development plans’

Strategies are being drawn up, and investments made in renewable energy deployment. But this level of planning is missing for development of the grid needed to integrate increasing volumes of wind and solar

  • Wind Power
  • December 8 @ 9:05 am

Ørsted and Iberdrola join global green hydrogen scheme

Wind industry giants are among founding partners of a new scheme to halve the costs of green hydrogen and increase global capacity 50-fold in the next six years

  • Wind Power
  • December 8 @ 6:40 am

Vestas receives first 6MW turbine order

The commercial debut of Vestas’ V162-6.0MW turbine will take place at a wind farm in western Finland

  • Wind Power
  • December 7 @ 11:27 am

Mining group sister company plans one of UK’s biggest onshore wind farms

Banks Group’s subsidiary plans 300MW onshore wind farm in Scotland

  • Wind Power
  • December 7 @ 10:23 am

France to auction ‘1GW offshore wind site’

The new project will be tendered under France’s multi-year energy plan, known as PPE

  • Wind Power
  • December 7 @ 8:07 am

Ørsted to sell 25% of 1.1GW Ocean Wind site

New Jersey local utility will take a 25% stake in the offshore wind farm, which could produce first power in 2024

  • Wind Power
  • December 4 @ 8:28 am

Oil giant Eni to buy stake in 2.4GW Dogger Bank offshore project

With completion of the deal, Equinor and SSE will each own a 40% stake in Dogger Bank A & B, while Eni will hold a 20% stake in the wind farm

  • Wind Power
  • December 4 @ 4:08 am

Equinor and SSE to sell stakes in 2.4GW Dogger Bank to oil giant Eni

With completion of the deal, Equinor and SSE will each own a 40% stake in Dogger Bank A & B, while Eni will hold a 20% stake in the wind farm

  • Wind Power
  • December 4 @ 4:08 am

WindEnergy Hamburg 2020: Why communication must be central to energy transition

COP26’s climate champion called for stronger messaging from the wind power industry at the WindEnergy Hamburg 2020 virtual event

  • Wind Power
  • December 3 @ 7:43 am

WindEnergy Hamburg 2020: How top wind CEOs are navigating the Covid-19 pandemic

Manufacturing, developer and investor chiefs say the wind industry has proved its resilience while showing it can be relied upon in a crisis

  • Wind Power
  • December 3 @ 5:50 am

Proposed Vietnam tariff cuts ‘jeopardise wind sector growth’

GWEC has described the proposed cuts as “one of the most dramatic reductions seen in any wind power market to date”

  • Wind Power
  • December 2 @ 8:11 am

WindEnergy Hamburg 2020: European cooperation ‘critical’ to UK offshore wind targets

The UK’s trade commissioner for Europe said the country wants and needs to work with its European partners in offshore wind development

  • Wind Power
  • December 2 @ 5:55 am

GE replaces MHI Vestas as Vineyard Wind’s preferred supplier

Vineyard Wind has chosen GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X as the preferred turbine model for its project off Massachusetts

  • Wind Power
  • December 2 @ 4:01 am

Climate policies ‘not enough’ for Paris climate goals

With 62% of global electricity from solar and wind predicted by mid-century, a DNV GL forecast for growth falls well short of transformation needed for decarbonisation

  • Wind Power
  • November 30 @ 7:46 am

RWE to test offshore wind ‘collared’ foundation

RWE believes its ‘collared monopile’ will increase the foundations’ load-bearing capacity and increase structural stability

  • Wind Power
  • November 30 @ 6:51 am

GE launches 6MW onshore wind turbine

GE Renewable Energy’s new Cypress 6.0-164 turbine will have a power rating of 6.00MW and a rotor diameter of 164 metres

  • Wind Power
  • November 30 @ 5:54 am

GE launches new 6MW onshore wind turbine

GE Renewable Energy’s new Cypress 6.0-164 turbine will have a power rating of 6.00MW and a rotor diameter of 164 metres

  • Wind Power
  • November 30 @ 5:54 am

Vestas confirms 328MW of V136-4.2MW orders in Australia

Vestas wins two wind projects totalling 328MW in Victoria, Australia, for in a partnership deal with Global Power Generation, a subsidiary of multinational power company Naturgy Group

  • Wind Power
  • November 27 @ 6:19 am

Borssele 1 & 2 offshore 752MW wind farm now fully online

Ørsted’s first Dutch offshore wind farm has been fully commissioned, making it the largest in the Netherlands and the second biggest globally

  • Wind Power
  • November 27 @ 5:31 am

Warning over heavy lift vessel ‘bottleneck’ for offshore wind

Analysis from Rystad Energy indicates demand from offshore wind’s development pipeline is outpacing the number vessels capable of installing large components

  • Wind Power
  • November 26 @ 11:23 am

Repsol plans to grow wind fleet in new ‘low-carbon’ unit

Wind is due to play a key role in Repsol increasing its ‘low carbon generation’ fleet, but the majority of the Spanish oil major’s investments through to 2025 will still be in carbon-intensive activities

  • Wind Power
  • November 26 @ 11:20 am

SSE and Equinor secure ‘world’s largest offshore wind project financing’

Banks and export credit agencies from around the world have now backed the first two 1.2GW phases of SSE and Equinor’s Dogger Bank wind farm in the North Sea

  • Wind Power
  • November 26 @ 6:38 am

Siemens Gamesa to supply subsidy-free Canadian wind farm

Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s Rattlesnake Ridge wind farm in Alberta will receive no public money, subsidy or tax benefit

  • Wind Power
  • November 25 @ 10:32 am

Russia more than triples capacity in 2020 but now faces delays

Wind farm commissioning in Russia has continued in 2020 as developers caught up with delays from 2019, but they now face a race against time, with 700MW still due to come online by the end of the year

  • Wind Power
  • November 25 @ 4:52 am

Wind developers avoid latest German wind-solar PV tender

No wind power developer has ever been successful in Germany’s technology-neutral tenders, which pit wind and solar PV against one another

  • Wind Power
  • November 24 @ 11:24 am

WPM & Castrol Infographic – The future of wind power

Download this Wind Power Monthly and Castrol infographic, as we highlight how the renewables market is set to thrive in 2021 and how the latest lubricants and technology can help the journey.

  • Wind Power
  • November 24 @ 8:09 am

Ørsted joins flurry of offshore wind projects in South Korea

Ørsted aims to develop South Korean offshore wind projects with a potential capacity of up to 1.6GW off the coast of Incheon City

  • Wind Power
  • November 24 @ 6:30 am

UK offshore wind to compete in own CfD tender round

The UK government hopes to award contracts to 12GW of renewable energy capacity in the next auction rounds, which are scheduled for late 2021

  • Wind Power
  • November 24 @ 6:22 am

Europe’s ‘hidden demand’ for green hydrogen could hit 1,400TWh

Demand could see the technology become mainstream in three years according to a report from a new coalition backed by WindEurope, Nordex and RWE Renewables

  • Wind Power
  • November 23 @ 9:28 am

RWE to sell 49% stake in Humber Gateway wind farm

RWE continues its strategy of selling stakes in its offshore wind assets to fund investments in further renewable energy development

  • Wind Power
  • November 23 @ 7:03 am

Vestas launches probe as newly installed V150 collapses in Sweden

Vestas and developer Wpd have launched investigation after a newly installed Vestas V150 turbine collapsed at a Swedish wind farm over the weekend

  • Wind Power
  • November 23 @ 5:49 am

Vestas launches probe as newly installed V150 turbine collapses in Sweden

Vestas and developer Wpd have launched investigation after a newly installed Vestas V150 turbine collapsed at a Swedish wind farm over the weekend

  • Wind Power
  • November 23 @ 5:49 am

GE ‘in talks’ to set up UK offshore wind turbine factory

GE Renewable Energy is understood to be negotiating with UK government officials over a wind turbine factory in north-east England or eastern Scotland

  • Wind Power
  • November 20 @ 8:03 am

ORE Catapult plans 3D wind turbine blade printing

The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult will invest in prototype blade manufacturing facility that uses additive manufacturing

  • Wind Power
  • November 20 @ 7:13 am

‘Wind turbines don’t turn forever’: Industry issues new end-of-life guidance

WindEurope has issued new guidance on dismantling onshore turbines, many thousands of which are due to be decommissioned over the next three years

  • Wind Power
  • November 20 @ 6:58 am

‘Melting’ blades offer glimpse of recyclable future

A thermoplastic composite turbine blade could “transform” the wind industry following validation at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

  • Wind Power
  • November 19 @ 9:37 am

Offshore wind construction rules ‘need major shift’ to hit 300GW target

The EU’s wind industry has warmly welcomed the EU Commission’s plans for 300GW of offshore wind by 2050, but it warns that money alone won’t solve the ‘mammoth task ahead’

  • Wind Power
  • November 19 @ 7:20 am

Offshore wind construction rules ‘need major shift’ to hit 300GW target – industry

The EU’s wind industry has warmly welcomed the EU Commission’s plans for 300GW of offshore wind by 2050, but it warns that money alone won’t solve the ‘mammoth task ahead’

  • Wind Power
  • November 19 @ 7:20 am

Offshore blade maintenance robot wins major backing from GE

Novel remote blade maintenance technique for offshore wind farms wins accolades in an important competition organised by GE Renewable Energy and renewable energy research groups

  • Wind Power
  • November 18 @ 7:11 am

Offshore wind ‘key to UK’s green industrial revolution’

The UK government’s ten-point plan includes £12 billion of government investment in offshore wind, hydrogen, nuclear, electrical vehicles and other sectors key to energy transition

  • Wind Power
  • November 18 @ 5:51 am

GE to supply Cypress turbines for Lithuanian wind farms

The 121MW project sees European Energy turn to GE Renewable Energy to supply 22 Cypress onshore wind turbines units for three wind farms

  • Wind Power
  • November 17 @ 10:55 am

Leaked document reveals plan for 300GW of EU offshore wind by 2050

WindEurope responds to the document that foresees a 25-fold increase in EU offshore wind capacity

  • Wind Power
  • November 17 @ 7:17 am

CIP and Forestalia to invest in 27 Spanish wind farms

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Forestalia are to partner on a 1GW portfolio in Aragon, Spain

  • Wind Power
  • November 17 @ 6:45 am

‘First US offshore wind tower factory’ planned for New York

Equinor’s Port of Albany extension initiative is part of the energy giant’s bid submitted for New York’s ongoing 2.5GW offshore wind tender

  • Wind Power
  • November 16 @ 9:11 am

MingYang builds 2GW wind-solar-storage project in China

MingYang has started construction of a huge hybrid project in Inner Mongolia, including 1.7GW of wind power capacity

  • Wind Power
  • November 16 @ 6:36 am

Vestas wins 50MW UK onshore order

Vestas lands a 50MW order from wind energy operator ERG for the Sandy Knowe wind project in Scotland

  • Wind Power
  • November 13 @ 7:02 am

Goldwind sells US wind farm to fund new product investment

Chinese manufacturer Goldwind this week sold its last major US wind farm. Windpower Monthly looks at the investment strategy behind the sale of its 160MW Rattlesnake project

  • Wind Power
  • November 12 @ 11:24 am

Norwegian wind industry and communities unite in call for wind taxes

The Norwegian wind industry and regional authorities call on parliament to introduce taxes to benefit local communities

  • Wind Power
  • November 12 @ 10:04 am

WPM Report: Squeezing more value out of your wind farm data

WPM and Bitbloom explores how a new approach to advanced analytics can give wind farm owners and operators more control without needing to become experts in IT and software development.

  • Wind Power
  • November 12 @ 8:44 am

Siemens Gamesa unveils new low-wind turbine

Siemens Gamesa’s new SG 4.7-155 will feature 76-metre blades and will be capable of operating between 4MW and 5MW

  • Wind Power
  • November 12 @ 6:54 am

Offshore wind helps RWE earnings grow in first nine months of 2020

Better wind conditions and higher wind farm utilisation helped boost RWE’s earnings from offshore wind in the first nine months of the year

  • Wind Power
  • November 12 @ 5:59 am

Toshiba to produce ‘state of the art’ wind turbine

Toshiba plans to reject contracts for coal construction works and invest heavily in renewables over the next ten years

  • Wind Power
  • November 11 @ 10:03 am

Oil and gas investors target Norwegian offshore wind

Eni and HitecVision aim to bid in Norway’s forthcoming tender for offshore wind licences

  • Wind Power
  • November 11 @ 6:26 am

MHI Vestas installs ‘most powerful’ floating offshore wind turbine

A 9.5MW MHI Vestas wind turbine has been installed on a floating platform for the first time

  • Wind Power
  • November 11 @ 6:07 am

World’s longest wind turbine blade gets engineers’ approval

LM Wind Power’s 107-metre blade is currently the longest in the world

  • Wind Power
  • November 10 @ 12:24 pm

Price set at $58/MWh for Massachusetts offshore wind farm

Shell and EDP Renewables’ 804MW Mayflower Wind project will generate electricity for $58.47/MWh (in 2019 prices) over its 20-year lifetime, marking a new benchmark for US offshore wind

  • Wind Power
  • November 10 @ 6:57 am

Ørsted and BP plan massive wind-powered renewable hydrogen project

Companies agree deal for potential large-scale renewable hydrogen project at BP’s Lingen Refinery in north-west Germany

  • Wind Power
  • November 10 @ 6:49 am

Wind and solar could overtake gas and coal by 2024

The International Energy Agency forecasts renewable energy capacity additions will reach record levels this year, while other energy sectors have struggled during the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Wind Power
  • November 9 @ 10:49 am

‘Radically different vision’: Wind industry reacts to Biden win

Key industry voices offer reactions as US president-elect Joe Biden pushes forward with plans for office

  • Wind Power
  • November 9 @ 6:42 am

Russia to slash support and increase fines for new wind farms

Government proposes halving support for new projects while mandating 100% local content and increasing fines for late commissioning

  • Wind Power
  • November 6 @ 6:47 am

Russia to slash support and increases fines for new wind farms

Government proposes halving support for new projects while mandating 100% local content and increasing fines for late commissioning

  • Wind Power
  • November 6 @ 6:47 am

Wind shares recover with Biden on the brink

After prices plummeted earlier this week, wind power shareholders recover their confidence as Joe Biden edges ever closer to the White House

  • Wind Power
  • November 6 @ 6:25 am

‘Wind will be the backbone of future energy systems’: WindEurope CEO

In a wide-ranging interview, WindEurope’s head Giles Dickson assesses the current and near-future state of play for wind power

  • Wind Power
  • November 6 @ 3:23 am

Iberdrola pinpoints wind in €75 billion investment to double renewables capacity

Spain-based utility aims its money at the energy transition and economic recovery with an investment plan targeting 30GW of wind to boost its total renewables capacity to 60GW by 2025

  • Wind Power
  • November 5 @ 6:48 am

Blade repair robot performs offshore wind’s ‘moon walk’

A six-legged inspect-and-repair robot repeatedly scaled a vertically positioned blade on an offshore demonstration turbine, proving its real-world capabilities

  • Wind Power
  • November 5 @ 6:46 am

America’s four biggest wind power states back Trump – updated

The polls have closed but the counting continues. We look at how the US’ biggest and fastest-growing wind power states cast their votes

  • Wind Power
  • November 4 @ 10:24 am

America’s four biggest wind power states back Trump

On the day it formally left the Paris climate agreement, and with the presidential election hanging in the balance, we look at how the US is divided on wind power

  • Wind Power
  • November 4 @ 10:24 am

Wind power shares fall as investors factor-in Trump victory

Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, Nordex and European developers active in the US wind power market all saw share prices open below yesterday’s as polls closed

  • Wind Power
  • November 4 @ 7:06 am

Wind power shares fall as US presidential election polls close

Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, Nordex and European developers active in the US wind power market all saw share prices open below yesterday’s as polls closed

  • Wind Power
  • November 4 @ 7:06 am

Hurricane Epsilon’s ‘giant waves’ sink floating offshore wind turbine off Spain

Ten metre high waves broke and sunk a wind turbine prototype as a storm crashed into northern Spain causing damage along the coast

  • Wind Power
  • November 4 @ 7:01 am

‘Giant waves’ from Hurricane Epsilon knock down Saitec floating wind turbine in Spain

Ten metre high waves broke and sunk a wind turbine prototype as a storm crashed into northern Spain causing damage along the coast

  • Wind Power
  • November 4 @ 7:01 am

Chinese contractor plans subsidy-free 800MW wind farm in Ukraine

If built, the 800MW project in Donetsk would be one of Europe’s largest onshore wind farms

  • Wind Power
  • November 3 @ 10:56 am

Wind power installations set for record year despite pandemic – GWEC

The Global Wind Energy Council argues wind power’s expected record growth in 2020 demonstrates its resilience

  • Wind Power
  • November 3 @ 10:42 am