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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • June 22 @ 6:20 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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”

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • April 14 @ 5:53 am

Taiwan green lights 300MW Hai Long offshore wind farm

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • April 9 @ 5:21 am

Neoen commits to 400MW Finnish wind farm

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

  • Wind Power
  • 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

UK onshore wind fleet could reach 30GW by 2030

The UK’s onshore wind fleet could more than double to 30GW by 2030 if projects are consented in a timely manner and with the right planning framework in place, according to new analysis.

  • Wind Power
  • November 3 @ 5:44 am

Confidence rises in German onshore and global offshore wind markets

Positive assessment from industry experts around the world offers stark contrast to extremely negative results one year ago, despite the impact of the Covid-19 crisis

  • Wind Power
  • November 2 @ 7:46 am

US wind power ‘on track for record year’ despite Covid-19

In the first nine months of the year, 6.3GW of new wind power capacity has been commissioned in the US – a 72% increase from one year earlier, and the country’s highest nine-month tally on record

  • Wind Power
  • October 30 @ 6:31 am

Engie buys 420MW Australian wind farm

The 420MW Hills of Gold project will be Engie’s second wind farm in Australia and its largest in the country

  • Wind Power
  • October 30 @ 6:20 am

Japan needs 130GW of wind capacity to reach 2050 carbon-neutrality target

In his first policy address to parliament since taking office, new prime minister Yoshihide Suga announced Japan will aim to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

  • Wind Power
  • October 29 @ 11:58 am

Japanese wind sector calls for 30-fold capacity increase to reach carbon-neutrality

In his first policy address to parliament since taking office, new prime minister Yoshihide Suga this week announced Japan will aim to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

  • Wind Power
  • October 29 @ 11:58 am

Equinor gains on wind, loses on oil and gas

Norwegian energy giant Equinor’s renewable energy division’s profits doubled in Q3, but this was outweighed by seven-figure write-downs of oil and gas assets

  • Wind Power
  • October 29 @ 10:23 am

New platform key to offshore wind leadership after MHI Vestas decoupling – Vestas CEO

Vestas aims to lead the offshore wind sector by 2025, following its acquisition of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ stake in their joint venture, CEO Henrik Andersen said

  • Wind Power
  • October 29 @ 6:38 am

Vestas buys out MHI from offshore wind joint venture

Vestas will acquire Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ stake in their offshore wind joint venture. MHI will buy a small stake in Vestas

  • Wind Power
  • October 29 @ 3:31 am

Scotland aims for 11GW offshore wind by 2030

The Scottish government hopes its increased offshore wind ambition will support its plans for renewables to power 50% of its electricity, heat and transport by 2030

  • Wind Power
  • October 28 @ 9:07 am

Rhode Island chases 600 MW of new offshore wind energy

US State is pursuing a competitive request for proposals (RFP) to procure up to 600 MW of new offshore wind energy, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announces.

  • Wind Power
  • October 28 @ 7:34 am

Growing wind portfolio and major divestment pushes Ørsted through the Covid crisis

Danish developer Ørsted reports an 18% fall year-on-year fall in profits in Q3, but a 2% rise for the first nine months of the year

  • Wind Power
  • October 28 @ 4:08 am

‘Extreme weather, cyber-attacks and variable electricity’ among key threats to wind power, finds IEA report

Major study points to serious challenges to the security of supply with the share of wind and solar electricity generation globally set to rise from 7% to 45% by 2040

  • Wind Power
  • October 27 @ 6:40 am

Vattenfall’s Q3 wind profits squeezed amid pandemic

Vattenfall experienced lower electricity prices as demand fell during the pandemic

  • Wind Power
  • October 27 @ 6:13 am

Another bid shortfall in German wind auction

All of Germany’s wind-only tenders this year have failed to fill capacity targets, while successful bid prices have largely stabilised

  • Wind Power
  • October 27 @ 5:02 am

Australia backs 26GW wind and solar-powered green hydrogen hub

The Australian government has agreed to ease the permitting processes and aid investment of a 26GW wind and solar-powered hydrogen and ammonia complex in Western Australia

  • Wind Power
  • October 23 @ 8:24 am

Transcript in full: What Trump and Biden said on wind in the final US presidential debate

In the last roll of the dice over who becomes the next US President, the Republican and Democratic candidates at last found a few minutes to argue over wind power

  • Wind Power
  • October 23 @ 5:07 am

Macquarie buys one of Europe’s largest wind farms

Macquarie will acquire a 600MW onshore wind farm, plus an energy distribution network, electricity and gas supply business, and 22MW of hydropower capacity

  • Wind Power
  • October 23 @ 4:39 am

Wind to play central role in Spain’s economic recovery plans

Roughly 100 delegates attended the Spanish Wind Energy Association’s (AEE) fifth annual congress in person with over 200 joining online, due to Covid restrictions

  • Wind Power
  • October 22 @ 6:23 am

Russia to adopt CfD model for wind tenders

The Russian government is expected to change the way it awards wind power contracts in tenders from next year

  • Wind Power
  • October 21 @ 10:42 am

US bill targets 25GW of offshore wind by 2030

First national US target for offshore wind energy production set at 12.5GW by 2025 and 25GW by 2030 as Democrats push for change in the final weeks of the presidential election

  • Wind Power
  • October 21 @ 6:34 am

Offshore heavyweights enter ring for New York’s wind tender

Equinor, Iberdrola, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Ørsted have all submitted bids for New York’s ongoing 2.5GW offshore wind tender

  • Wind Power
  • October 21 @ 6:31 am

Vestas turbines halted following lightning storm

Vestas and MidAmerican Energy are investigating the causes of a turbine breakdown at an Iowa wind farm

  • Wind Power
  • October 21 @ 5:31 am

Fires at wind farms ‘underreported over fears of reputational damage’

Poor data and lack of rigorous and transparent reporting around blazes raise concerns operators are left guessing over protection, according to an expert report

  • Wind Power
  • October 20 @ 10:24 am

Offshore wind bridges Germany-Denmark power gap

A newly commissioned 400MW subsea cable makes it possible to send green power directly from the wind farms to consumers and, at the same time, exchange electricity between the two countries

  • Wind Power
  • October 20 @ 5:29 am

Industry ‘calls for 3TW Chinese wind power capacity’ to reach carbon neutrality by 2060

More than 400 wind power companies signed a joint declaration calling for a more-than 13-fold increase in wind power capacity to help China reach carbon neutrality by 2060

  • Wind Power
  • October 20 @ 4:32 am

First Swiss wind farm built since 2016

The wind farm in the Swiss Alps is the first to be built in nearly five years and is also the country’s largest

  • Wind Power
  • October 19 @ 11:26 am

Polish coal giant PGE unveils greater wind ambitions

PGE plans to boost its onshore and offshore wind portfolio as it aims to reach climate-neutrality by 2050

  • Wind Power
  • October 19 @ 9:28 am

New type of industry forum launched by Windpower Monthly

Industry leader draws up plans for a new type of free digital event with one-to-one meetings matching buyers and suppliers – as well as keynote talks and panel discussions

  • Wind Power
  • October 19 @ 9:00 am

Goldwind unveils onshore turbines at conference amid pandemic

Goldwind launched two new onshore wind turbines – the GW165-3.6/4.0MW and GW165-5.XMW – at China Wind Power 2020 conference in Beijing

  • Wind Power
  • October 19 @ 5:53 am

‘Almost no birds die in collisions’ with wind turbine blades, research finds

Danish study shows both pink-footed geese and cranes from a population of about 30,000 animals avoided collisions at the Klim wind farm

  • Wind Power
  • October 19 @ 5:32 am

Vattenfall’s wind head to leave for German steel company

Gunnar Groebler, head of Vattenfall’s business unit for wind, will leave the company by May 2021 at the latest

  • Wind Power
  • October 19 @ 3:24 am

Improving skills base is ‘the biggest challenge we face’

MHI Vestas CEO and WindEurope chairman Philippe Kavafyan describes what the wind energy industry will need from its workforce in the coming years

  • Wind Power
  • October 16 @ 6:24 am

WindEurope hammers out eight-point plan to realise national ambitions

Report addresses challenges for Europe’s leaders over the looming 73GW shortfall from their climate change pledges to reach 397GW of wind by 2030

  • Wind Power
  • October 15 @ 10:47 am

Sweden’s developers offer Europe’s ‘cheapest wind PPAs’

Developers in Sweden offered power purchase agreements for an average price of €29/MWh in the third quarter of 2020, according to LevelTen Energy

  • Wind Power
  • October 15 @ 10:28 am

GE to supply 327MW for one of India’s largest wind farms

Turbine manufacturer GE will carry out much of the manufacturing needed for SB Energy’s 327MW project in India

  • Wind Power
  • October 15 @ 5:08 am

UK’s 40GW offshore wind target under pressure after leasing round delay

Seabed rights to support 7GW of offshore wind capacity will now be awarded later than planned

  • Wind Power
  • October 15 @ 4:59 am

Germany seeks fix for ageing fleet

Government and industry have begun talks about what to do with 16GW of onshore wind capacity due to exit Germany’s old support scheme by 2025

  • Wind Power
  • October 14 @ 11:10 am

Germany kicks off repowering talks as support cut-off looms for 16GW of wind

Government and industry today began talks about what to do with 16GW of onshore wind capacity due to exit Germany’s old support scheme by 2025

  • Wind Power
  • October 14 @ 11:10 am

Enercon’s new global outlook pays off with first firm E-160 order

Enercon will supply its 5.5MW direct-drive permanent magnet generator turbines installed on modular steel towers for a 400MW-plus wind farm in central Vietnam

  • Wind Power
  • October 14 @ 4:52 am

Nordex secures huge Brazilian order from Statkraft

Nordex will supply 519MW of turbines for Statkraft in Brazil, as the Norwegian developer plans 1.1GW of wind power capacity in the country

  • Wind Power
  • October 12 @ 4:48 am

Icebreaker wins reprieve over night operations

The overnight operations ban on Ohio’s Lake Erie freshwater offshore wind project — over concerns about bird and bat welfare — has been dismissed

  • Wind Power
  • October 9 @ 8:41 am

Wind to play central role in Spain’s post-Covid recovery

Wind sector presents €1.17 billion plan to push technology and kick-start economic recovery

  • Wind Power
  • October 9 @ 6:14 am

Turbine order recovery continues in Q3 following Covid-19 slump

Each of the five largest western turbine manufacturers recorded more firm onshore turbine deals in Q3 2020 than in the previous quarter and even in the same period a year ago, according to Windpower Intelligence

  • Wind Power
  • October 8 @ 10:42 am

French startup looks to onshore wind for green hydrogen

Construction starts on a pioneering green hydrogen plant powered by onshore wind turbines leaving the support system

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  • October 8 @ 8:37 am

China faces ‘colossal task’ to hit 5,000GW of renewables in $5 trillion zero-carbon target

Record-breaking figures cited by Wood Mackenzie offer a breakdown analysis of the wind, solar and storage capacities China needs to hit its targets

  • Wind Power
  • October 8 @ 5:40 am

Vestas tests new V162-6.0MW prototype wind turbine

Following the installation of a new V162-6.0MW prototype, Vestas will offer turbines from its EnVentus platform with a standard power rating of 6MW

  • Wind Power
  • October 8 @ 4:53 am

Total buys into French floating offshore wind farm

Total enters the French floating offshore wind sector, by buying into a 30MW pilot project in the Mediterranean Sea

  • Wind Power
  • October 7 @ 5:56 am

Emerging markets order more than 1GW of wind turbines in September

Just over 1GW of firm orders were reported for wind farms spread across Egypt, Russia, Morocco, Colombia and Vietnam last month

  • Wind Power
  • October 7 @ 5:34 am

Reality check: Facts and figures behind UK’s windy rhetoric

The UK Prime Minister announces support for the country’s offshore wind industry. Windpower Monthly analyses his statement for its credibility and new cash claims

  • Wind Power
  • October 6 @ 9:14 am

UK 40GW offshore wind target ‘needs £50 billion’ in investment

UK prime minister is to announce support for the country’s offshore wind industry at the Conservative Party’s virtual conference today (6 October)

  • Wind Power
  • October 6 @ 3:16 am

UK to pledge support for offshore wind

UK prime minister is to announce support for the country’s offshore wind industry at the Conservative Party’s virtual conference today (6 October)

  • Wind Power
  • October 6 @ 3:16 am

Six 100MW-plus projects brought online in September

Project commissioning activity did not appear to be too hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic last month, according to provisional figures from Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly

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  • October 5 @ 6:07 am

French floater picks MHI Vestas V164-10.0MW wind turbines

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is to supply three V164-10.0MW turbines for the EolMed floating project in the Mediterranean Sea near Gruissan in the Aude region

  • Wind Power
  • October 5 @ 5:56 am

French floater picks MHI Vestas V164-10.0MW

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is to supply three V164-10.0MW turbines for the EolMed floating project in the Mediterranean Sea near Gruissan in the Aude region

  • Wind Power
  • October 5 @ 5:56 am

Ørsted plans 100MW ‘green ammonia’ electrolyser

Ørsted teams up with fertiliser firm to develop a 100MW wind-powered electrolyser plant for renewable hydrogen production

  • Wind Power
  • October 5 @ 5:29 am

‘Green ammonia’ electrolyser project powered by 100MW wind farm

Ørsted teams up with fertiliser firm to develop a 100MW wind-powered electrolyser plant for renewable hydrogen production

  • Wind Power
  • October 5 @ 5:29 am

Robot starts construction of world’s largest floating offshore wind farm

Hywind Tampen will consist of 11 of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s SG 8.0-167 DD turbines mounted on floating concrete spar substructures with shared anchors

  • Wind Power
  • October 1 @ 10:57 am

Solar dominates wind in Germany’s first ‘innovation tender’

Germany’s latest wind-only tender was undersubscribed, and wind lost out to solar in a new auction with altered rules

  • Wind Power
  • October 1 @ 5:33 am

First turbines in US federal waters online

Dominion Energy’s 12MW pilot project off the coast of Virginia – the US’ first offshore wind farm in federal, rather than state, waters – has now been commissioned

  • Wind Power
  • October 1 @ 4:34 am

Russian rule change ‘risks freezing out new players’

Changes to how Russian wind tenders are scheduled could disadvantage smaller developers and sector newcomers, an industry body has warned

  • Wind Power
  • September 30 @ 9:09 am

Shell targets German offshore wind and green hydrogen

The oil and gas major aims to restructure its German business as it aims to become a net-zero emissions energy company before 2050

  • Wind Power
  • September 30 @ 5:51 am

Wider renewables sector outpaces wind for job growth

Worldwide wind power jobs inched up 0.8% in 2019 – a slower rate of growth than the 4.3% average across the wider renewable energy sector

  • Wind Power
  • September 29 @ 9:29 am

Why half of oil and gas workers are looking to offshore wind

Offshore wind and renewables were the most popular choices for a potential career change among UK offshore oil and gas workers in a new survey

  • Wind Power
  • September 29 @ 5:03 am

Japanese wind industry criticises offshore tender price cap

The Japanese wind power sector believes the proposed JPY 27,000/MWh ($256/MWh) price cap for upcoming tenders is too low

  • Wind Power
  • September 28 @ 5:15 am

Republicans propose eliminating PTC subsidy

The newly introduced PTC Elimination Act contrasts sharply with a Democrat bill proposed earlier this summer to extend the US’ wind power sector’s main support scheme

  • Wind Power
  • September 28 @ 4:55 am

Worker dies in fall at US wind farm

Police in Texas confirm they are investigating after a 39-year-old man fell to his death while working uptower on a turbine at the Langford wind project

  • Wind Power
  • September 25 @ 10:31 am

GE Renewable Energy secures 576MW Invenergy order

Orders for 576 MW of onshore wind tech from Invenergy include GE’s 2.X-127 and 2.X-116 turbines

  • Wind Power
  • September 25 @ 5:59 am

Sweden and Norway agree end to electricity certificate scheme

The two countries’ shared electricity certificate system is due to close at the end of 2021 – but the possibility of an extension creates uncertainty for investors, wind industry groups claim

  • Wind Power
  • September 25 @ 3:58 am

Wind sector calls for more ambition as German cabinet approves energy reform

Germany’s federal cabinet has approved a draft reform to help renewables provide 65% of the country’s electricity by 2030

  • Wind Power
  • September 25 @ 3:22 am

Vattenfall to balance Finnish wind for Google

Swedish energy firm Vattenfall will level out production from a wind farm powering tech giant Google

  • Wind Power
  • September 24 @ 6:02 am

Oil major Shell to supply Microsoft with renewable energy

Details over a commitment to wind power remain sparse in a deal between big oil and tech that could be transformative if it delivers on its promise

  • Wind Power
  • September 23 @ 9:06 am

Cross-sector group developing ‘100% recyclable’ blade

Between 85% and 90% of a wind turbine’s total mass can be recycled today, but a new research group hopes to produce an entirely recyclable blade

  • Wind Power
  • September 23 @ 8:50 am

GE to supply 13MW Haliade-X turbines for world’s largest wind farm

GE is due to uprate a prototype 12MW Haliade-X turbine to 13MW within months

  • Wind Power
  • September 22 @ 3:03 am

UK and Dutch grid operators explore linking offshore wind farms

National Grid Ventures and Tennet aim to commission an interconnector project by 2029

  • Wind Power
  • September 21 @ 10:18 am

MHI Vestas’ Kavafyan named new WindEurope chair

WindEurope’s new chairman says wind power has a role to play in addressing the coronavirus and economic crises and in ensuring a fair transition to a sustainable energy system

  • Wind Power
  • September 21 @ 8:37 am

MHI Vestas aims to make installations safer and faster through new partnership

MHI Vestas has contracted Australian engineers Verton to provide solutions to to make offshore wind lifting operations safer

  • Wind Power
  • September 21 @ 5:05 am

Neoenergia to acquire 400MW onshore wind pipeline in Brazil

Iberdrola subsidiary Neoenergia has secured a deal in Brazil as its parent company embarks on a global spending spree

  • Wind Power
  • September 18 @ 11:16 am

Poland looks to renewables and nuclear to wean itself off coal

Poland plans to invest heavily in offshore wind power, solar PV and nuclear energy as it accelerates plans to reduce its dependence on coal

  • Wind Power
  • September 18 @ 10:11 am

First offshore wind farm planned off Faroe Islands

Faroese utility SEV hopes to build a 96-120MW wind farm in the northern Atlantic

  • Wind Power
  • September 18 @ 7:49 am

Vestas enters Colombia with 20MW order

Danish turbine manufacturer expands footprint in Latin America with entry into Colombian wind market

  • Wind Power
  • September 18 @ 6:18 am

Icebreaker freshwater project thrown a lifeline over night-time shutdown

US wind project granted a stay of execution following “valid objections” to a shutdown decision that could have made the Lake Erie wind project financially unfeasible

  • Wind Power
  • September 18 @ 5:13 am

Vattenfall targets German onshore wind in new partnership

The Swedish energy firm will jointly develop onshore wind farms in eastern and southern Germany with Primus Energie

  • Wind Power
  • September 18 @ 5:01 am

Iberdrola and GIG in 3.3GW offshore wind push in Japan

Spanish giant acquires local developer Acacia Renewables in JV with Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) to develop offshore wind portfolio

  • Wind Power
  • September 17 @ 6:38 am

Iberdrola and GIG form JV for 3.3GW offshore wind push in Japan

Spanish giant acquires local developer Acacia Renewables in joint venture with Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) to develop offshore wind portfolio

  • Wind Power
  • September 17 @ 6:38 am

Show us the policies: Wind industry reacts to new EC emission targets

Wind is ‘ready to deliver’ but Europe’s 2030 emission reduction targets cannot be delivered without policy fixes

  • Wind Power
  • September 16 @ 9:48 am

Show us the policies: Wind industry reacts to EC emission targets

The wind power industry broadly welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to raise its 2030 emission reductions target, but called for the implementation of policies to help it reach the goal

  • Wind Power
  • September 16 @ 9:48 am

European Commission proposes deeper emission cuts

The wind power industry broadly welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to raise its 2030 emission reductions target, but called for the implementation of policies to help it reach the goal

  • Wind Power
  • September 16 @ 9:48 am

Siemens merges wind component units

Merger into Flender will create a “one-stop shop” for wind power customers, according to the head of Siemens’ portfolio companies

  • Wind Power
  • September 14 @ 8:45 am

Ireland ‘to miss’ 2030 climate and clean energy target

Slow permitting procedures are likely to prevent Ireland from sourcing 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, its wind power industry body has warned

  • Wind Power
  • September 14 @ 6:26 am

Australian wind and solar to overtake coal and gas from 2026

Analysts predict radical growth as 200GW of wind, solar and storage capacity are expected to replace decommissioned coal-fired plants in the coming years

  • Wind Power
  • September 14 @ 5:39 am

Nordic developer Cloudberry enters offshore wind

Developer Cloudberry Clean Energy is set to acquire the company behind a 100MW wind farm in Sweden’s largest lake

  • Wind Power
  • September 11 @ 9:36 am

Who is Ørsted’s next CEO Mads Nipper?

Current head of pump manufacturer Grundfos Mads Nipper was named as Ørsted’s next CEO this week and is due to replace Henrik Poulsen from 1 January 2021. Windpower Monthly takes a look at the new man in charge and the challenges he faces.

  • Wind Power
  • September 11 @ 6:08 am

MHI Vestas signs Taiwanese transformer deal

MHI Vestas will use locally sourced transformers to convert electricity generated by Taiwanese offshore wind farms to a higher voltage for long-range transmission

  • Wind Power
  • September 11 @ 6:07 am

New Jersey launches second offshore tender for up to 2.4GW

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has voted to open its application window for the US state’s second tender for offshore wind capacity, potentially tripling its project pipeline

  • Wind Power
  • September 11 @ 5:58 am

New Jersey opens up for offshore wind as part of 7.5 GW plan

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has voted to open its application window for the US state’s second tender for offshore wind capacity

  • Wind Power
  • September 11 @ 5:58 am

Talks break down over Iberdrola’s Polish offshore entry

Iberdrola and Enea have decided to end talks about developing up to 3.3GW of offshore wind capacity in Polish waters

  • Wind Power
  • September 11 @ 5:15 am

Makani makes kite-based wind-power data available

Makani releases open-source code, flight logs, technical videos and a non-assertion pledge for the free use of its worldwide patent portfolio

  • Wind Power
  • September 11 @ 4:49 am

ACWA Power tests wind ahead of Azerbaijani build-out

The Saudi developer is proceeding with plans for a 240MW wind farm it secured rights for in a renewable energy tender earlier this year

  • Wind Power
  • September 10 @ 9:53 am

EDPR profits down for H1 amid asset sales

EDP Renewables sold 1.3GW of capacity and saw low winds hit its earnings in the first half of 2020

  • Wind Power
  • September 10 @ 8:47 am

Vestas and EDPR to investigate why V150 blade broke off at Ohio site

Vestas and developer EDPR issue statements over a blade failure at the Timber Road 4 wind farm in the US state of Ohio

  • Wind Power
  • September 10 @ 5:16 am

‘Catastrophic’ failure as V150 blade breaks off at new project

Vestas and developer EDPR issue statements over a blade failure at the Timber Road 4 wind farm in the US state of Ohio

  • Wind Power
  • September 10 @ 5:16 am

BP enters offshore wind through $1bn US deal with Equinor

BP will pay $1.1 billion for a 50% stake in leases Equinor paid $180 million for in recent years

  • Wind Power
  • September 10 @ 5:07 am

Wind to aid oil refiner’s path to ‘carbon neutrality’

PKN Orlen plans to invest €5.6 billion by 2030 in projects including onshore and offshore wind, solar PV, hydrogen and alternative fuels

  • Wind Power
  • September 9 @ 5:49 am

EDF and Mitsui start work on Moroccan project

The first phase of the Taza wind farm from the EDF Renewables and Mitsui consortium has kicked off in northern Morocco

  • Wind Power
  • September 9 @ 5:29 am

Equinor plans Japanese offshore wind entry

Equinor, Jera and J-Power join a long list of partnerships targeting the Japanese offshore wind market

  • Wind Power
  • September 9 @ 5:08 am

EIB backs Austrian repowering project – Enefit Green makes Finnish market entry

News in brief: a daily round-up from the wind power industry

  • Wind Power
  • September 8 @ 6:13 am

‘Wind and solar a $1 trillion investment opportunity in Asia Pacific’

Consultancy Wood Mackenzie forecasts increased investment and capacity additions despite the many challenges facing the renewables sector in Asia Pacific

  • Wind Power
  • September 8 @ 5:37 am

Offshore wind test turbines to power Apple data centre

Tech giant weighs into renewables, joining big firms committing to sources of clean, renewable energy with the aim of moving supply chains and products closer to carbon neutrality.

  • Wind Power
  • September 7 @ 8:25 am

Mainstream selects leadership team – Plans for 1.1GW Australian offshore wind

Mainstream shuffles the deck after naming a new CEO, while an energy company plans a 1.1GW wind farm off Western Australia

  • Wind Power
  • September 7 @ 6:12 am

SGRE to supply 301MW to wind farm in southern Morocco

Turbine manufacturer to supply wind turbines to a consortium for the Boujdour wind farm as part of a 850MW tender.

  • Wind Power
  • September 3 @ 7:28 am

Total and Green Investment Group set to develop 2.3GW capacity in Korea

GIG and Total agree deal to develop a portfolio of floating offshore wind in Korea with an initial plan for five projects

  • Wind Power
  • September 1 @ 6:08 am

SGRE secures 325MW onshore order from ‘undisclosed’ US customer

Despite a legal battle with GE over the US market, SGRE has bagged a deal for 65 SG 5.0-145 turbines to supply two new onshore wind projects in Texas totalling 325MW

  • Wind Power
  • September 1 @ 4:56 am

UK’s Ventient adds Portugal’s Iberwind to growing onshore portfolio

Ventient Energy, one of Europe’s largest independent wind energy generators, is adding 726MW to its 1.9GW onshore operating assets with the acquisition of Portugal’s Iberwind

  • Wind Power
  • August 28 @ 7:33 am

Offshore pipeline puts China in pole position for sector leadership

While the UK remains the world’s biggest offshore wind market, China’s capacity is rocketing, according to the latest report from the World Forum Offshore

  • Wind Power
  • August 27 @ 6:26 am

UK wind record broken – New Amazon project in Ireland

  • Wind Power
  • August 26 @ 6:35 am

UK wind record broken – New Amazon project in Ireland – NTR refinances portfolio – New SGRE offsh

  • Wind Power
  • August 26 @ 6:35 am

Italy looks to 450MW of offshore wind to spark green hybrid development

Oil and gas services firm Saipem joins the race to install Italy’s first offshore wind project

  • Wind Power
  • August 25 @ 6:01 am

Siemens Gamesa appoints new US service CEO – Nordex signs deal for eight turbines

Siemens Gamesa North America appoints a new CEO for its service business in the Americas, while Nordex signs a deal to supply AW132/3465 turbines for a 27.7MW wind farm.

  • Wind Power
  • August 25 @ 5:31 am

Siemens Gamesa appoints new CEO – Nordex signs deal for eight turbines

Siemens Gamesa North America appoints a new CEO for its service business in the Americas, while Nordex signs a deal to supply AW132/3465 turbines for a 27.7MW wind farm.

  • Wind Power
  • August 25 @ 5:31 am

Jera planning 520MW offshore wind farm – Foresight acquires two operational wind farms

Japanese utility Jera plans to build an up-to 520MW offshore wind farm off Ishikari Bay, while infrastructure manager Foresight aquires two operational wind farms.

  • Wind Power
  • August 24 @ 8:11 am

Latest offshore technology to be tested on former coal site

UK research group ORE Catapult and developer Advance Northumberland are building a new hub to advance offshore wind turbine technology on the site of an extinct coal-fired power station

  • Wind Power
  • August 21 @ 7:19 am

Offshore turbine test park replaces coal plant

The UK research group Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and developers Advance Northumberland are building a new hub to advance offshore wind turbine technology on the site of an extinct coal-fired power station

  • Wind Power
  • August 21 @ 7:19 am

Wind leads renewables’ dominance of new US energy capacity

Renewable sources accounted for 57.14% of new electricity generation capacity installed in the US during the first half of 2020, according to research published by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Ferc)

  • Wind Power
  • August 21 @ 5:58 am

Europe’s largest wind farm finished despite reindeer protests

The 1.06GW Fosen complex in central Norway has installed its last turbine, but amid local protests and rock-bottom power prices it will probably be a cause of relief rather than celebration for developer Statkraft

  • Wind Power
  • August 21 @ 5:56 am

Enercon installs high-wind EP3 prototype

Enercon has completed installation of the first prototype of its high-wind variant on its new EP3 platform — the E-115 EP3 E3

  • Wind Power
  • August 20 @ 6:48 am

Vestas to build record-breaking onshore wind farm on Shetland Islands

Vestas has bagged its largest ever single project order in Europe — a 443MW onshore wind farm in Scotland.

  • Wind Power
  • August 20 @ 6:38 am

Russia puts onus for wind expansion on grid operators

The Russian government plans to encourage wind power development across the vast country by forcing grid operators to commit to purchasing wind power output before projects are completed

  • Wind Power
  • August 18 @ 6:27 am

Vestas takes over Senvion’s Australian turbine contract

Vestas will supply and integrate 86MW of wind turbine capacity in South Australia after Senvion’s collapse in a first-of-a-kind fitting.

  • Wind Power
  • August 18 @ 5:14 am

GE’s Cypress platform secures 69MW order in Lithuania

GE Renewable Energy will supply 13 Cypress 5.3MW turbines for a project in Lithuania that marks the first large-scale subsidy-free wind farm in the Baltic region

  • Wind Power
  • August 18 @ 4:40 am

Alarms raised on German offshore wind ‘entrance fees’

Germany’s offshore wind industry is up in arms over a proposed change in the auction setup asking developers to pay for their projects to be selected, excluding smaller players and risking delays to the energy transition

  • Wind Power
  • August 17 @ 9:04 am

Alarm over proposed ‘entrance fees’ for German offshore wind farms

Germany’s offshore wind industry is up in arms over a proposed change in the auction setup asking developers to pay for their projects to be selected, excluding smaller players and risking delays to the energy transition

  • Wind Power
  • August 17 @ 9:04 am

US wind booms as tax credit cut-off looms

The US wind industry installed 2.5GW of new capacity in the second quarter of 2020, a record for Q2 additions, despite delays caused by the pandemic

  • Wind Power
  • August 17 @ 3:53 am

US wind booms as tax credit expiration looms

The US wind industry installed 2.5GW of new capacity in the second quarter of 2020, a record for Q2 additions, despite delays caused by the pandemic

  • Wind Power
  • August 17 @ 3:53 am

Germany plans to speed up wind lawsuits

German wind groups hope a new law will stop lengthy court battles holding up the construction and commissioning of onshore wind farms

  • Wind Power
  • August 14 @ 4:47 am

Wind and solar provide nearly 10% of global output in H1

Wind and solar is providing a growing share of global electricity generation, according to new research, but analysts warn the energy transition is still too slow

  • Wind Power
  • August 13 @ 10:35 am

Wind and solar provide nearly 10% global output in H1

Wind and solar is providing a growing share of global electricity generation, according to new research, but analysts warn the energy transition is still too slow

  • Wind Power
  • August 13 @ 10:35 am

Renewables boost RWE profits in H1

Wind and solar earnings helped RWE increase its earnings in the first half of the year following its acquisition of renewable energy assets from E.on — along with higher prices for coal and nuclear generation

  • Wind Power
  • August 13 @ 5:48 am

Ørsted posts Q2 net loss as Covid-19 hits harder

Pandemic catches up with the world’s biggest offshore wind developer after “minimal” impact in first quarter

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  • August 12 @ 4:01 am

Rocket science will slash offshore costs

US space agency Nasa applies vibration-reduction technology to floating offshore wind

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  • August 10 @ 7:28 am

First power at Borssele III & IV

The 731.5MW Borssele III & IV wind farm has supplied its first power, and is due to be fully online by October 2020

  • Wind Power
  • August 7 @ 7:24 am

GE secures supercomputer access for offshore wind research

GE Research will use a US government supercomputer to conduct otherwise unfeasible research to lead to improved efficiencies in offshore wind production

  • Wind Power
  • August 7 @ 6:20 am

Oil engineer Aker Solutions unveils offshore wind blueprint

Aker Solutions sets out offshore wind business plan ahead of proposed spin-off

  • Wind Power
  • August 6 @ 10:08 am

Vestas hits 100GW of wind turbines under service

Vestas described its service division as a “highly profitable business with an even more promising outlook”

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  • August 6 @ 6:20 am

Ireland awards 480MW to wind in first green auction

Ireland has taken a ‘big step’ with its first clean energy tender, but prices can be cut further, claims the national wind energy association

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  • August 5 @ 5:30 am

Global offshore wind fleet to reach 230GW by 2030 – GWEC

Industry body forecasts eight-fold increase in global offshore wind capacity by 2030

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  • August 4 @ 10:54 am

Poland takes its foot off the onshore brake

The Polish government plans to unveil a new amendment to a damaging setback rule that has hindered onshore wind development before the end of the year, development minister Jadwiga Emilewicz announced after rappelling down from a turbine in central Poland.

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  • August 3 @ 10:59 am

Germany funds offshore wind-green hydrogen pilot

The German government has funded a pilot project that will inform development of the country’s first offshore wind-to-green hydrogen project.

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  • August 3 @ 8:40 am

‘Robot scarecrow’ sees dramatic drop in wind farm seabird poo

Blasting seagulls with strobe lights and loud noises can prevent offshore wind infrastructure being covered in guano – or seabird poo – according to a year-long trial at the Galloper wind farm off the east coast of England.

  • Wind Power
  • August 3 @ 6:59 am

Nordex seeks to shed Europe pipeline

Nordex plans to sell its 2.7GW development portfolio of European wind and solar PV projects to renewables developer RWE, the German companies have announced.

  • Wind Power
  • August 3 @ 5:13 am

Estonia and Latvia sign pact for 1GW offshore wind farm

The Estonian and Latvian governments have agreed to jointly develop a 1GW wind farm in the Gulf of Riga that they claim could meet 40% of Estonia’s annual electricity consumption.

  • Wind Power
  • July 31 @ 7:19 am

Banks split risk at Europe’s largest community wind farm

A Dutch bank and Danish export credit insurer have agreed to share the risk in refinancing the 322MW Zeewolde wind farm repowering project. The project is due to be the largest Dutch onshore wind farm and largest community-owned wind farm in Europe.

  • Wind Power
  • July 31 @ 5:52 am

Wind falls short in German tender

Germany’s third onshore wind-only tender this year was undersubscribed again, while the weighted average bid price remained unchanged. And again, a simultaneous solar tender was oversubscribed more than four times over, while prices decreased.

  • Wind Power
  • July 30 @ 6:05 am

Prices stable in another undersubscribed German tender

Germany’s third onshore wind-only tender this year was undersubscribed again, while the weighted average bid price remained unchanged. And again, a simultaneous solar tender was oversubscribed more than four times over, while prices decreased.

  • Wind Power
  • July 30 @ 6:05 am

MHI and CIP first to target offshore wind off Hokkaido

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have formed a joint venture (JV) to develop offshore wind projects off the coast of Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido.

  • Wind Power
  • July 30 @ 5:53 am

European installations ‘to fall 20% below 2020 forecast’

New European wind installations remained stable with previous years, but full-year additions are due to fall short of initial forecasts by about 20%, according to new analysis.

  • Wind Power
  • July 29 @ 11:47 am

Shell and Eneco win Hollandse Kust Noord auction

Oil giant Shell and Dutch energy company Eneco have won the tender to build the subsidy-free 759MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm.

  • Wind Power
  • July 29 @ 11:18 am

Nordex secures largest order yet in Colombia

Nordex has secured an order to supply 41 of its N149/4.0-4.5 turbines for a wind farm understood to be successful in Colombia’s clean energy tender in 2019.

  • Wind Power
  • July 29 @ 9:06 am

New low price set in Greek tender

Greece has awarded 20-year contracts to more than 470MW of wind projects, including one at a new record low price.

  • Wind Power
  • July 29 @ 5:48 am

German offshore wind output rises in H1 2020

German offshore wind production rose 17.9% in the first six months of the year, with generation increases recorded in both the North Sea and Baltic Sea.

  • Wind Power
  • July 27 @ 10:50 am

WindFloat Atlantic fully operational

The third and final turbine of the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic project has been connected to the grid, making it the first floating wind array in continental Europe to be fully operational.

  • Wind Power
  • July 27 @ 5:09 am

SGRE wins 170MW in Chile

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has won two contracts to supply and maintain 34 of its SG 5.0-145 wind turbines across two sites in Chile making up 170MW in capacity.

  • Wind Power
  • July 24 @ 6:10 am

New wave thinking: Offshore R&D project focuses on water rather than wind

The Danish utility Ørsted and the UK research group the O&M Centre of Excellence have teamed up on a £400,000 R&D wave-forecasting project for the offshore wind sector.

  • Wind Power
  • July 24 @ 5:22 am

CIP plans 3.5GW Vietnamese offshore project

Investment firm Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a 3.5GW offshore wind farm off Vietnam’s south-east coast with local partners.

  • Wind Power
  • July 22 @ 11:03 am

New partnership will push floating innovation to help UK reach net zero goal

ORE Catapult is teaming up with oil and gas experts to drive innovation in floating offshore wind, hydrogen production and sustainable wind-turbine decommissioning.

  • Wind Power
  • July 22 @ 5:21 am

RES Group fined nearly $550,000 after fatal accident

Three US companies have been fined more than half-a-million dollars for negligence after one worker died at a Washington wind farm and another was seriously injured when a trench collapsed.

  • Wind Power
  • July 20 @ 6:06 am

‘Stability needed’ to meet German offshore goals

German wind industry groups have called for stable framework conditions, including swift project tendering and contracts for differences, to help bridge a gap in the addition of new offshore wind farms.

  • Wind Power
  • July 17 @ 6:33 am

Kansai Electric Power enters US wind market

Japan-based Kansai Electric Power has bought a 48.5% stake in the 525MW Aviator wind farm in Texas, its first foray into the US renewables market.

  • Wind Power
  • July 16 @ 6:51 am

Could seaweed farming provide a lucrative sideline for offshore wind farms?

A Belgian-Dutch consortium is set to create the world’s first large-scale seaweed farming operation between the turbines of the Mitsubishi-owned 370MW Norther offshore wind project in the North Sea. The seaweed could be used to produce biofuel, further helping decarbonisation.

  • Wind Power
  • July 16 @ 5:41 am

SGRE signs first multi-brand offshore service deal

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a contract to service the 32 Senvion turbines at the 203W Trianel Windpark Borkum II project in the German North Sea. It is SGRE’s first offshore service agreement for another manufacturer and the first offshore deal to maintain Senvion turbines since it acquired assets from the German manufacturer.

  • Wind Power
  • July 16 @ 5:19 am

Sales slump relief: OEM orders recover in June

Turbine purchasing bounced back in June after a dramatic slump in the preceding months, according to the latest data collated by Windpower Intelligence (WPI), the research division of Windpower Monthly.

  • Wind Power
  • July 15 @ 10:02 am

‘Tens of thousands of turbines’: Biden looks to wind for green deal

The Democrats’ presidential candidate, Joe Biden, has unveiled a $2 trillion package of clean energy and sustainability measures to decarbonise the US power sector by 2035 ahead of the country’s election in November.

  • Wind Power
  • July 15 @ 6:11 am

UK clears path to support storage for wind power

The UK government will relax construction barriers surrounding large-scale battery projects in support of wind power across England and Wales.

  • Wind Power
  • July 15 @ 5:39 am

UK clears path for storage support for wind

The UK government will relax construction barriers surrounding large-scale battery projects in support of wind power across England and Wales.

  • Wind Power
  • July 15 @ 5:39 am

Floating wind to ‘accelerate to 70GW by 2040’

Global floating wind capacity could grow from less than 100MW today to 10GW by 2030 and then to more than 70GW by 2040, but challenges remain, according to new analysis.

  • Wind Power
  • July 14 @ 11:18 am

‘Wind turbines could be the electric cars of grid services’

Modern wind turbines would need only small tweaks to supply grid services currently provided by conventional sources, such as natural gas plants, according to a US Department of Energy-led study.

  • Wind Power
  • July 14 @ 6:56 am

Record H1 investments in offshore despite pandemic

Investments in new offshore wind capacity reached $35 billion in the first half of 2020, defying the Covid-19 recession, new analysis suggests.

  • Wind Power
  • July 14 @ 4:38 am

Ukraine slashes wind tariff by 7.5%

The Ukranian parliament has approved a bill cutting the green tariff for wind farms by 7.5% — from €102/MWh to €94.35/MWh — for wind farms commissioned between 1 July 2015 and 31 December 2019, effective from 1 July.

  • Wind Power
  • July 13 @ 5:31 am

First 10MW Chinese turbine ‘connected to the grid’

Chinese manufacturer Dongfang has connected the country’s first 10MW offshore wind turbine to the grid, according to state media reports.

  • Wind Power
  • July 13 @ 5:12 am

Japan confirms 10 offshore wind sites for potential build-out

Japanese authorities have finalised 10 floating sites with the potential for offshore wind development around the country.

  • Wind Power
  • July 9 @ 6:46 am

CIP closes 487MW onshore finance deal

The Danish fund manager Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has secured €380m in green finance to shore up 12 wind projects under construction in Spain totalling 487MW capacity.

  • Wind Power
  • July 9 @ 5:38 am

Renewables to support EU hydrogen growth

The EU aims to support the development of up to 40GW of electrolysers as part of a green hydrogen strategy that prioritises production from wind and solar energy. However, the EU will also fund carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies that can only partly mitigate the use of fossil fuels to generate hydrogen.

  • Wind Power
  • July 8 @ 11:38 am

Poland increases ambition in new offshore wind act draft

The Polish government has updated its long-awaited Offshore Wind Act, which outlines plans for more than 10GW of capacity to be awarded by 2028. It has increased the capacity it intends to select in the first phase of awarding projects from an earlier draft.

  • Wind Power
  • July 8 @ 6:32 am

Ming Yang unveils 11MW turbine

Ming Yang has launched a new 11MW hybrid-drive offshore wind turbine, which is due to be the largest model offered by a Chinese manufacturer.

  • Wind Power
  • July 7 @ 7:00 am

Irish developer wants to turn gas field into floating wind farm off Cork

‘Investigation works’ for a 100MW floater — to be phaes up to 1GW — in an old gas field off south-west Ireland are being carried out by developer Simply Blue Energy to assess the project’s feasibility.

  • Wind Power
  • July 7 @ 5:33 am

German production record ‘masks sector challenges’

Wind power generation reached record levels in Germany in the first half of the year, according to new figures from the country’s transmission system operators (TSOs). However, German wind energy association BWE warned that not enough projects had started construction or been permitted during the period.

  • Wind Power
  • July 3 @ 6:28 am

Five 100MW-plus US projects brought online in June

Five of the ten largest wind farms fully commissioned in June were in the United States, with those projects accounting for more than a quarter of the capacity brought online globally last month.

  • Wind Power
  • July 3 @ 5:26 am

US accounts for nearly 65% of global new capacity in June

Five of the ten largest wind farms fully commissioned in June were in the United States, which accounted for two thirds of the capacity turned on globally last month.

  • Wind Power
  • July 3 @ 5:26 am

Green light for Norfolk Vanguard as UK government stalls on Hornsea Three

The UK government has awarded construction permission for Vattenfall’s 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm, but a decision on Ørsted’s 2.4GW Hornsea Project Three has been delayed again.

  • Wind Power
  • July 2 @ 5:57 am

Poland plans offshore pact mirroring UK sector deal

Polish government and offshore wind representatives have agreed to work together to develop, sign and ultimately implement an offshore wind ‘sector deal’ for the country, similar to the agreement in place in the UK.

  • Wind Power
  • July 2 @ 5:48 am

Wind turbine ‘slow-down tech’ can protect electricity grids from blowouts

A new control system to manage the speed of turbines will help ease grid pressures and avoid the risk of blackouts in the future, researchers have claimed.

  • Wind Power
  • July 1 @ 6:35 am

Watchdog to look into reasons for rise in offshore injuries

The G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation is ‘disappointed’ by the rise in injuries tied to lost workdays and promised to look into reasons behind the rise. However, the number of incidents requiring medical treatment was the lowest recorded so far.

  • Wind Power
  • June 30 @ 6:13 am

Investment fund buys 30% stake in Nordic wind developer

Swedish firm Altor has agreed to buy a 30% stake in Nordic onshore wind developer OX2, which is on track to deliver 800MW of onshore wind across Europe.

  • Wind Power
  • June 29 @ 6:10 am

Five-year extension proposed for PTC

The main support scheme for wind power in the US could be extended by five years under proposals included in a new bill introduced in the House of Representatives.

  • Wind Power
  • June 29 @ 4:25 am

Five-year extension proposed for US tax credits

The main support scheme for wind power in the US could be extended by five years under proposals included in a new bill introduced in the House of Representatives.

  • Wind Power
  • June 29 @ 4:25 am

Mining giant signs ‘record deal’ for Brazilian wind power

Mining group Anglo American has agreed to buy output from a 504MW wind farm owned by Brazilian developer Casa dos Ventos.

  • Wind Power
  • June 26 @ 6:18 am

‘Red tape to blame’ for sluggish Italian wind growth

Ambitious national targets and proposed EU funding will not be enough to boost wind power in Italy unless simpler permitting rules are introduced.

  • Wind Power
  • June 25 @ 6:18 am

Wind to dominate EU energy landscape ‘well before 2025’, says IEA

Wind will become the largest power source for the European Union in less than five years, driven by investment in offshore wind farms, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

  • Wind Power
  • June 25 @ 6:08 am

Japan sparks offshore with first floating tender

Japan has launched its first ever public tender to kickstart its nascent floating offshore wind industry.

  • Wind Power
  • June 25 @ 4:05 am

‘UK must look beyond England’, watchdog urges

Clearer auction terms and friendlier permitting regimes could help low-cost onshore wind flourish in a post-coronavirus UK, according to the government’s climate adviser.

  • Wind Power
  • June 25 @ 3:46 am

UK ‘must look to its fringes’ for post Covid-19 onshore growth

Clearer auction terms and friendlier planning regimes could help low-cost onshore wind flourish in a post-coronavirus UK, according to the government’s climate adviser.

  • Wind Power
  • June 25 @ 3:46 am

Lacklustre participation in German wind tender as prices hold steady

Germany’s second onshore wind-only auction of 2020 only awarded just over half the available 825MW capacity. In contrast, a simultaneous, if smaller, solar tender received bids for four times the capacity on offer and saw prices increase.

  • Wind Power
  • June 24 @ 6:51 am

Robots could help run offshore wind farm repairs

A UK demonstration project to allow inspection drones and ‘six-legged blade crawlers with robotic arms’ to fix offshore wind turbines has cleared major milestones, but challenges remain.

  • Wind Power
  • June 24 @ 6:27 am

Robots on track to run offshore wind farm repairs

A UK demonstration project to allow inspection drones and ‘six-legged blade crawlers with robotic arms’ to fix offshore wind turbines has cleared major milestones, but challenges remain.

  • Wind Power
  • June 24 @ 6:27 am

Video: Building the WindFloat Atlantic project

With installation of the third and final turbine now complete, a video series documents the key phases of installation for EDP’s 25MW WindFloat Atlantic offshore wind project, which uses Principle Power’s semi-submersible floating foundations.

  • Wind Power
  • June 23 @ 6:11 am

Iberdrola takes up 9GW Swedish offshore potential

Iberdrola has agreed an option to take the majority stakes in eight major offshore wind projects in Sweden as part of a €10 billion spending spree.

  • Wind Power
  • June 23 @ 6:10 am

Energy giants join forces to accelerate floating wind

Shell, Total, Equinor and EDF Renewables are among ten energy companies that have thrown their weight behind a new initiative to drive forward the commercialisation of floating wind.

  • Wind Power
  • June 22 @ 11:04 am

Cautious welcome for Norway’s new wind rules

A new government framework is likely to enable more onshore wind development but risks hindering technological excellence, local industry association Norwea has warned.

  • Wind Power
  • June 22 @ 7:11 am

Denmark green-lights energy islands – updated

The Danish parliament has approved plans for the world’s first two energy islands and a 1GW offshore wind farm.

  • Wind Power
  • June 22 @ 6:20 am

Denmark green-lights energy islands and new offshore wind

The Danish parliament has approved plans for 6GW of new renewable energy capacity, including the world’s first two energy islands and a 1GW offshore wind farm.

  • Wind Power
  • June 22 @ 6:20 am

Ideol floats on 2GW investment

Ideol’s floating technology has formed the foundation for a Franco-Japanese venture to finance 2GW of new offshore wind capacity.

  • Wind Power
  • June 22 @ 5:46 am

Parliament signs off compromise on setback rules

Germany’s states will have the final say on distancing rules for onshore wind turbines, following talks between chancellor Angela Merkel and state premiers this week.

  • Wind Power
  • June 19 @ 7:49 am

Who is new SGRE chief Andreas Nauen?

Andreas Nauen was appointed as CEO of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) with immediate effect earlier this week, after the company terminated the contract of his predecessor Markus Tacke. Windpower Monthly takes a look at the history of the new man in charge and the challenges he faces.

  • Wind Power
  • June 19 @ 7:19 am

Who is new SGRE CEO Andreas Nauen?

Andreas Nauen was appointed as CEO of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) with immediate effect earlier this week, after the company terminated the contract of his predecessor Markus Tacke. Windpower Monthly takes a look at the history of the new man in charge and the challenges he faces.

  • Wind Power
  • June 19 @ 7:19 am

Plans advance for first Med floating offshore project

A 250MW floating offshore wind farm off the south-western coast of the Italian island of Sicily, in the Mediterranean Sea, could start construction in 2023.

  • Wind Power
  • June 19 @ 6:44 am

Green energy boost key to economy recovery, says IEA

Faster wind power deployment needs to underpin governments’ plans if the global economy is to recover sustainably, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

  • Wind Power
  • June 18 @ 7:04 am

Double hit for Chinese OEMs as market shrinks amid falling turbine prices

Chinese turbine manufacturers are looking to diversify their business in response to falling onshore growth rates and and subsidies being phased out in the world’s leading wind market, new research shows.

  • Wind Power
  • June 18 @ 6:28 am

SGRE terminates CEO Tacke’s contract

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and CEO Markus Tacke have agreed to terminate his contract. Andreas Nauen, who has been leading the manufacturer’s offshore wind division, has been appointed the new CEO with immediate effect.

  • Wind Power
  • June 18 @ 3:18 am

Video: GE plans 200-metre ‘3D-printed on-site’ towers

GE Renewable Energy has teamed with a robotics firm and a buildings materials manufacturer to co-develop wind turbines with 3D-printed concrete towers that could reach hub heights of up to 200 metres.

  • Wind Power
  • June 17 @ 10:11 am

Wind leads global renewable energy generation

Wind power again generated more energy than all other renewable-energy sources combined last year, according to a report by energy major BP.

  • Wind Power
  • June 17 @ 6:11 am

Wind confirms lion’s share of global renewable energy generation

  • Wind Power
  • June 17 @ 6:11 am

Pattern Energy buys up to 1GW New Mexico wind farm

Pattern Energy has acquired the up to 1GW Clines Corners wind complex in Torrance and Guadalupe counties, New Mexico, from Orion Wind Power Resources – a joint venture between Orion Renewable Energy Group and Map Energy.

  • Wind Power
  • June 17 @ 5:59 am

Crucial role for wind in Ireland’s ‘renewables revolution’

Offshore wind is at the heart of the nascent Irish government’s goal to achieve a share of at least 70% renewable energy by 2030.

  • Wind Power
  • June 16 @ 5:56 am

Nabrawind partners with ‘top OEM’ for segmented blades

Spanish manufacturer Nabrawind has partnered with an unnamed ‘top-five’ wind turbine manufacturer to develop, build and test its segmented blade solution that allows transport by modules and final assembly on site.

  • Wind Power
  • June 16 @ 5:08 am

Poulsen to stand down as Ørsted CEO

Henrik Poulsen has resigned as CEO of Ørsted after nearly eight years in the role, during which the company shifted from fossil fuels to renewable energy and boosted its wind power portfolio.

  • Wind Power
  • June 15 @ 10:26 am

Enel prepares to produce green hydrogen

Italy’s Enel expects to be producing green hydrogen within a year, with likely sites for its first wind and solar farms with electrolysers seen in the US, Chile and Spain, said Antonio Cammisecra, the company’s head of global power operations.

  • Wind Power
  • June 15 @ 5:20 am

Covid-19 weekly updates: 8-12 June

Here are the key ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the wind power industry over the past week.

  • Wind Power
  • June 12 @ 11:09 am

Norway earmarks offshore sites for 4.5GW of wind

The Norwegian government has selected two sites to support 4.5GW of offshore wind capacity, paving the way for the country’s first commercial-scale offshore projects.

  • Wind Power
  • June 12 @ 10:38 am

Russia sets new rules and steep penalties for wind developers

Developers will have to export equipment equivalent to 8% of the cost of building their project in Russia to qualify for state support, according to the Russian industry and trade ministry’s latest proposals.

  • Wind Power
  • June 12 @ 3:38 am

Hybrids could ‘refuel’ India’s waning wind sector

Wind-solar hybrid projects are poised to save India’s flagging wind sector, with new analysis suggesting 15GW of new hybrid capacity could come online in the next five years.

  • Wind Power
  • June 11 @ 6:11 am

Scotland kicks off up to 10GW offshore leasing round

Seabed landlord Crown Estate Scotland has launched the country’s first offshore wind leasing round in more than a decade, with available sites capable of supporting up to 10GW of new capacity.

  • Wind Power
  • June 10 @ 5:19 am

Uzbekistan seals deal for 500MW wind farm

Uzbekistan has given the green light for a 500MW project to shore up its wind power ambitions. The wind farm in the central Navoi region will be designed, financed, built and operated by United Arab Emirates-based Masdar.

  • Wind Power
  • June 9 @ 11:13 am

UK innovators set sights on Chinese offshore sector

An aerodynamics firms that specialises in motorsport design is one of eight UK companies and universities partnering with a research and development centre to create innovative technologies aimed at the Chinese offshore wind and renewable energy sectors.

  • Wind Power
  • June 9 @ 6:29 am

EIB commits €450 million to French offshore wind farm

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has decided to shore up the 497MW Fécamp offshore wind farm under development off north-west France by providing one quarter of the total financing.

  • Wind Power
  • June 9 @ 5:35 am

Namibian wind farm to use ‘self-erecting’ tower developer

Nabrawind will supply four of its wind towers to a Namibian wind farm being built by Franco-Namibian developer Innovent.

  • Wind Power
  • June 8 @ 11:54 am

Namibian wind farm to use ‘self-erecting’ towers

Nabrawind will supply four of its “self-erecting” towers to a Namibian wind farm being built by Franco-Namibian developer Innovent.

  • Wind Power
  • June 8 @ 11:54 am

US and Spain poised for stellar capacity growth

The US and Spain are set to outperform other markets by significantly expanding their wind power footprint over the next decade, according to a report by research firm Fitch Solutions.

  • Wind Power
  • June 8 @ 6:43 am

Customers to own under-development wind farm in ‘UK first’

An energy start-up is aiming to build the UK’s first community-owned wind farm in Wales, offering consumers the chance to part-own a turbine while receiving the electricity it produces.

  • Wind Power
  • June 8 @ 6:10 am

European offshore wind investment to overtake upstream oil and gas by 2022

Capital expenditure in European offshore wind is set to surpass that for upstream offshore oil and gas in Europe within two years, according to new analysis.

  • Wind Power
  • June 8 @ 5:55 am

Covid-19 weekly updates: 1-5 June

Here are the key ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the wind power industry over the past week.

  • Wind Power
  • June 5 @ 11:09 am

Rough seas tool to support offshore wind operations

Researchers have produced a new data tool to help marine coordinators decide whether to send maintenance crews out to offshore wind farms in rough seas.

  • Wind Power
  • June 5 @ 6:52 am

Germany caps renewable surcharge in recession fight back

Germany’s renewable energy industry welcomed the coalition government’s decision to cap the green surcharge used to finance renewable energy projects for the next two years but called for changes to the way it is calculated to make sure consumers benefit from falling generation costs for wind and solar.

  • Wind Power
  • June 5 @ 6:23 am

Vattenfall reaches FID on subsidy-free 1.5GW Hollandse Kust Zuid

Vattenfall has moved a step closer to starting construction on the world’s largest subsidy-free offshore wind farm in Dutch waters after it announced its final investment decision (FID).

  • Wind Power
  • June 4 @ 11:23 am

Iberdrola targets 3.3GW of Polish offshore wind

Spanish giant Iberdrola has teamed up with Polish energy company Enea to develop up to 3.3GW of offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea.

  • Wind Power
  • June 4 @ 9:56 am

Total takes controlling stake in Seagreen

French oil major Total has agreed to take a 51% stake in what will be Scotland’s biggest offshore wind farm once built, bringing the project to financial close.

  • Wind Power
  • June 4 @ 5:25 am

Power system flexibility key to European renewables boost

Variable renewable energy sources such as wind and solar could provide the majority of Europe’s power capacity in key markets as early as 2023, creating a need for a more flexible power system, according to new research.

  • Wind Power
  • June 3 @ 6:28 am

Iberdrola to spend up to €4 billion on French renewables by 2024

Iberdrola plans to invest €3-4 billion in French renewables over the next four years, including the €2.4 billion outlay for its 496MW Saint Brieuc wind farm off the coast of Brittany.

  • Wind Power
  • June 3 @ 6:23 am

Falling costs make wind power ‘necessary for post-Covid-19 recovery’

Cost reductions in renewable energy sources including wind power and solar PV strengthens the case for making them a ‘key component’ of economic stimulus packages after the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).

  • Wind Power
  • June 3 @ 6:10 am

Onshore wind dominates latest Italian energy tender

Onshore wind developers again secured the majority of capacity on offer in Italy’s second joint wind and solar PV tender, while prices rose from the country’s first auction.

  • Wind Power
  • June 2 @ 6:28 am

Frustration builds over delayed UK offshore projects

The UK government has delayed awarding construction permission for two offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 4GW, prompting one of the developers to question the country’s commitment to the sector.

  • Wind Power
  • June 2 @ 5:40 am

EDF acquires stake in Chinese offshore projects

EDF has entered the Chinese offshore wind market by acquiring a stake in two projects with a combined capacity of 500MW.

  • Wind Power
  • June 2 @ 5:07 am

RWE and Sumitomo target offshore wind off Akita

Interest is growing in offshore wind off the coast of Akita prefecture in the north-west of Japan’s main island, with groups led by RWE and Sumitomo recently announcing they are working to secure development rights for two fixed-bottom foundation sites.

  • Wind Power
  • June 1 @ 5:45 am

Covid-19 weekly updates: 25-29 May

Here are the key ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the wind power industry over the past week.

  • Wind Power
  • May 29 @ 10:42 am

Equinor to lead oil and gas majors’ renewables spending

Ten oil and gas majors are expected to invest $17.5 billion in wind and solar over the next five years, but most of this outlay will be spent by just one company, according to new analysis.

  • Wind Power
  • May 29 @ 9:57 am

‘Plunging investment may harm energy transition’, IEA warns

Wind power investments are set to fall 2% in 2019, while total energy spending could see its largest drop in history as the Covid-10 pandemic prompts a plunge in expenditure for every major sector.

  • Wind Power
  • May 27 @ 6:35 am

Blade recycling remains challenge, says WindEurope

Wind turbine blade-recycling technologies exist, but are not yet all available at an industrial-scale and are not yet economically competitive.

  • Wind Power
  • May 27 @ 4:09 am

Industry’s hydrogen experiment steps up a gear

Major offshore wind developer Ørsted is leading a group of Danish businesses from the demand and supply side to develop a hydrogen production facility, while WindEurope launches an initiative to back the role of the technology in decarbonising Europe.

  • Wind Power
  • May 26 @ 6:53 am

Indian energy giants to form renewables JV

Two of India’s biggest fossil fuel and power groups aim to collaborate to explore opportunities in renewables — including offshore wind — in their domestic market and abroad.

  • Wind Power
  • May 22 @ 9:51 am

Why joint tenders aren’t working: German wind urges rethink

No wind developers submitted bids to compete against their solar PV counterparts in Germany’s fifth technology-neutral clean energy tender, prompting the head of the German wind energy association (BWE) to call again to scrap the joint auctions.

  • Wind Power
  • May 22 @ 6:32 am

Covid-19 weekly updates: 18-22 May

Here are the key places, projects and plans that the pandemic has impacted in the wind power industry over the past week.

  • Wind Power
  • May 22 @ 6:19 am

Icebreaker developer appeals ruling after project approval – updated

The US’ first freshwater wind farm in the Great Lakes was finally given the green light last month, but with operating restrictions that are “fatal” to the development. Developer Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LeedCo) has now filed an appeal against what it claims are over-restrictive conditions imposed on its project.

  • Wind Power
  • May 22 @ 4:52 am

Icebreaker approved, but with conditions that make it ‘economically unviable’

The US’ first freshwater wind farm in the Great Lakes has finally been given the green light, but with operating constrictions that are “fatal” to the development.

  • Wind Power
  • May 22 @ 4:52 am

Finnish offshore developer planning 720MW extension

The developer of Finland’s first 40MW offshore wind farm is considering adding up to 720MW of new capacity to the site.

  • Wind Power
  • May 21 @ 6:03 am

Denmark proposes 4GW “energy islands”

The Danish finance ministry has unveiled plans to support 4GW of new offshore wind capacity in the form of new energy islands which will both increase the country’s renewables share but also support decarbonising carbon-intensive industries.

  • Wind Power
  • May 20 @ 6:01 am

Ireland fast-tracks seven offshore wind farms

The Irish government has accelerated over 3GW of offshore wind capacity through a new marine permitting regime.

  • Wind Power
  • May 20 @ 4:44 am

Lithuania selects 700MW offshore site

Lithuania’s energy ministry has chosen a site in the Baltic Sea for up to 700MW of offshore wind capacity it claims could meet a quarter of the country’s electricity needs.

  • Wind Power
  • May 19 @ 5:40 am

Lithuania plans 700MW offshore site

Lithuania’s energy ministry has proposed a site in the Baltic Sea for up to 700MW of offshore wind capacity it claims could meet a quarter of the country’s electricity needs.

  • Wind Power
  • May 19 @ 4:40 am

African chemicals giant launches renewables hunt

South African chemicals and mining giant Sasol has launched a search for 600MW of wind and solar power in the same week it was excluded from the world’s largest investment fund.

  • Wind Power
  • May 15 @ 11:01 am

Covid-19 weekly updates: 11-15 May

Here are the key ways that the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has impacted the wind power industry over the past week.

  • Wind Power
  • May 15 @ 10:28 am

Ontario court overturns halt to EDPR wind farm

An Ontario appeal court has reinstated EDP Renewables’ right to build a 100MW wind farm after the government abruptly revoked consent for the project.

  • Wind Power
  • May 15 @ 5:16 am

Turbine output drops steeply after ten years: US research

The performance of newer US wind turbines degrades at a slower rate than that of older projects, with a relatively abrupt decline in output after ten years of operation coinciding with the withdrawal of federal support, according to a new study.

  • Wind Power
  • May 15 @ 4:44 am

New offshore wind partnership targets South Africa

Swedish developer Hexicon has formed a joint venture with South African counterpart Genesis Eco-Energy Developments to build what would be the continent’s first offshore wind project.

  • Wind Power
  • May 13 @ 7:03 am

Ideol exploring wind-powered North Sea oil and gas

Floating foundation specialist Ideol has agreed to collaborate with a private equity fund manager to assess the benefits of using offshore wind to power oil and gas platforms.

  • Wind Power
  • May 13 @ 6:15 am

Germany agrees new 20GW by 2030 target

Germany has upped its offshore wind capacity target to 20GW by 2030 after an agreement was reached by the country’s transmission system operators, the federal government, and local coastal authorities.

  • Wind Power
  • May 12 @ 6:04 am

Vestas appoints new CTO as Vedel moves to advisory role

Leading wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has hired Anders Nielsen to take over as chief technology officer, effective immediately.

  • Wind Power
  • May 12 @ 5:12 am

Macquarie’s GIG to bid in Scottish tender

The Green Investment Group (GIG) will bid into the next leasing round in Scottish waters in partnership with another UK-based wind developer.

  • Wind Power
  • May 11 @ 6:29 am

Siemens to list merged wind component units

Siemens has revealed plans to merge its wind generator business with its mechanical drive manufacturing unit and spin off the new entity.

  • Wind Power
  • May 11 @ 4:08 am

Covid-19 weekly updates: 4-8 May

From Here are the key ways that the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has impacted the wind power industry over the past week.

  • Wind Power
  • May 8 @ 5:55 am

Enbridge reduces French offshore stakes

Enbridge has agreed to sell 49% of its stake in the Éolien Maritime France (EMF) offshore wind development consortium to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

  • Wind Power
  • May 7 @ 11:57 am

Iberdrola takes control of French wind developer Aalto — updated

The Spanish power giant has finalised its takeover of the French renewables company Aalto Power for €100 million.

  • Wind Power
  • May 7 @ 7:10 am

Iberdrola to buy French wind developer Aalto

Iberdrola has signed a deal to acquire French renewable energy developer Aalto Power for €100 million.

  • Wind Power
  • May 7 @ 7:10 am

Shell advances hydrogen plan with Eneco deal

Oil and gas major Shell and Dutch utility Eneco aim to use output from the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm to produce hydrogen near the Port of Rotterdam.

  • Wind Power
  • May 7 @ 7:08 am

Hamburg postponed as Denver goes online

The wind industry’s biggest trade shows of the year have had to adjust in response to the pandemic with WindEnergy Hamburg shifting its event to December, while AWEA’s new Cleanpower gathering goes digital.

  • Wind Power
  • May 7 @ 6:00 am

Hamburg holds back, Denver goes digital: how wind’s forums are adapting

The wind industry’s biggest trade shows of the year have had to adjust in response to the pandemic with WindEnergy Hamburg shifting its event to December, while AWEA’s new Cleanpower gathering goes digital.

  • Wind Power
  • May 7 @ 5:00 am

Wind is the cornerstone of recovery, says industry

An impressive list of industry players, headed up by leading trade bodies, have put forward the wind industry’s case to be a “key building block” of the post-Coronavirus economic recovery.

  • Wind Power
  • May 6 @ 5:18 am

Covid-19 weekly updates: 27 April – 1 May

Here are the key ways that the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has impacted the wind power industry over the past week.

  • Wind Power
  • April 30 @ 10:42 am

Six-hour negative pricing rule damaging offshore wind revenues

Germany’s negative electricity price rules have caused an estimated €50 million in losses for offshore wind projects in February 2020 alone.

  • Wind Power
  • April 30 @ 6:17 am

Germany’s negative price rules bring negative consequences

Germany’s negative electricity price rules have caused an estimated €50 million in losses for offshore wind projects in February 2020 alone.

  • Wind Power
  • April 30 @ 6:17 am

Germany’s negative price rules with negative consequences

Germany’s negative electricity price rules have caused an estimated €50 million in losses for offshore wind projects in February 2020 alone.

  • Wind Power
  • April 30 @ 6:17 am

PHOTOS: Wooden turbine tower takes shape in Sweden

A prototype wind turbine tower made from wood has been installed at a test site in southern Sweden.

  • Wind Power
  • April 29 @ 8:57 am

Renewables ‘cheapest option for most of the world’

Onshore wind and solar PV are now the cheapest sources of new-build generation for at least two-thirds of the global population, and their costs are set to fall even further.

  • Wind Power
  • April 29 @ 5:04 am

MHI Vestas sets course for hydrogen propulsion

MHI Vestas and the owner of the Bard offshore wind project have signed agreements with a shipbuilder to provide crew transfer vessels that will eventually be powered using hydrogen technology.

  • Wind Power
  • April 28 @ 5:02 am

New Wpd joint venture targets Taiwanese auction

Wpd has formed a joint venture with Taiwanese offshore wind developer Taiwan Green Power (TGP) to develop a 600MW wind farm off the country’s west coast.

  • Wind Power
  • April 28 @ 4:51 am

Europe’s green deal on hold while ‘the worst turbines are on the best sites’

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson has argued for a massive expanse in the repowering of onshore wind farms as the only conceivable way of meeting the European Union’s goals for the power switch from fossil fuels to renewables

  • Wind Power
  • April 27 @ 6:06 am

‘The transition can’t be linear’ – WindEurope’s Dickson

WindEurope CEO, Giles Dickson, explains how reaching European Green Deal goals will require a vast capacity increase for wind farms old and new, and discusses the challenges to permitting them.

  • Wind Power
  • April 27 @ 6:06 am

Covid-19 weekly updates: 20-24 April

Manufacturing slowdowns prompted wind power companies to abandon financial predictions and unveil mass lay-offs in a week in which future oil prices crashed below zero. Here are five key ways that the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has impacted the wind power industry over the past week.

  • Wind Power
  • April 24 @ 8:59 am

Enercon installs first EP5 turbine

Enercon has installed the first turbine from its EP5 platform at a wind farm in Finland.

  • Wind Power
  • April 24 @ 5:28 am

New York launches 2.5GW offshore wind tender – updated

New York’s energy regulators have rescheduled a 2.5GW offshore wind tender, having previously suspended it due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. They have also launched a new tender for 1.5GW of onshore renewable energy projects.

  • Wind Power
  • April 24 @ 4:33 am

New York ‘suspends’ 2.5GW offshore wind tender

New York’s energy regulator has been authorised to launch an offshore wind tender, through which it could award contracts for a further 2.5GW of capacity. However, it has reportedly suspended the auction due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

  • Wind Power
  • April 24 @ 4:33 am

New York plans up to 2.5GW offshore wind tender

New York could award contracts for a further 2.5GW of offshore wind projects later this year in what would be the US’s largest such tender to date.

  • Wind Power
  • April 24 @ 4:33 am

Enercon partners with EWE to continue project development

As turbine maker Enercon struggles with the impact of Germany‘s collapsed onshore wind market, its owner is planning to set up a joint venture with German energy company EWE, pooling their existing portfolio and pipelines to “generate national and international growth”.

  • Wind Power
  • April 23 @ 8:37 am

France eyes floating ‘leadership’ in new energy plan

France has confirmed plans to boost its capacity base and become a “world leader” in floating offshore wind under its multi-year energy plan (PPE).

  • Wind Power
  • April 23 @ 7:10 am

Wind unaffected: EDPR shrugs off cyberattack

The cyberattack which targeted the EDP group on 13 April did not affect production at EDPR’s wind farms, nor did it compromise the company’s technical network.

  • Wind Power
  • April 23 @ 5:04 am

EDPR unmoved by cyberattack

The cyberattack which targeted the EDP group on 13 April did not affect production at EDPR’s wind farms, nor did it compromise the company’s technical network.

  • Wind Power
  • April 23 @ 5:04 am

Post-virus recession ‘threatens’ Asia-Pacific renewables growth

Up to 150GW of wind and solar capacity across Asia-Pacific (APAC) could be delayed or cancelled over the next five years if a post-Covid-19 recession continues into 2021, according to new research.

  • Wind Power
  • April 22 @ 6:35 am

Covid-19 weekly updates: 13-17 April

From production facilities reopening to new calls for financial stimulus packages, here are five key developments from how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the wind power industry over the past week.

  • Wind Power
  • April 17 @ 9:14 am

Wind was primary US renewables source in 2019

Wind power became the US’ largest source of renewable energy generation in 2019, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA’s) annual report.

  • Wind Power
  • April 17 @ 5:35 am

Emerging offshore markets facing skills shortage

More than 77,000 workers will be needed to build the nearly 31GW of new offshore wind farms expected to be commissioned in emerging markets by 2024, according to new research. But recruiting and training these workers could be difficult.

  • Wind Power
  • April 16 @ 6:32 am

Low demand forces closure of LM blade site in US

LM Wind Power’s blade plant in Arkansas, US, will close by the end of the year as the need for smaller blades shrinks.

  • Wind Power
  • April 15 @ 4:02 am

Yacht sail material tests begin on turbine blades

The design features an internal composite structure and high-tech textiles and is up to 24% lighter than it would be if it was made of fibreglass typically used in wind turbine blades.

  • Wind Power
  • April 14 @ 4:20 am

Yacht sail material begins tests on turbine blades

The design features an internal composite structure and high-tech textiles and is up to 24% lighter than it would be if it was made of fibreglass typically used in wind turbine blades.

  • Wind Power
  • April 14 @ 4:20 am

Covid-19 weekly updates: 6-10 April

Five key developments from how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the wind power industry over the past week

  • Wind Power
  • April 9 @ 9:25 am

Covid-19 weekly updates: 30 March-3 April

With coronavirus (Covid-19) dominating headlines, Windpower Monthly has set up a live blog to bring you the latest on how the pandemic is impacting the sector. Here are five key developments from the last week.

  • Wind Power
  • April 3 @ 7:04 am

Prices hit new low in French onshore

France’s fifth onshore wind tender was oversubscribed, with the regulator awarding more capacity than initially planned due to prices falling to a record low.

  • Wind Power
  • April 2 @ 10:56 am

Innogy splashes down in Taiwan

Innogy has entered the Taiwanese offshore wind sector with the aim to secure grid capacity for a 448MW project off the north-west coast.

  • Wind Power
  • April 2 @ 4:19 am

Philippines awards 1.2GW offshore rights

A consortium of international groups claims to have been awarded the rights to develop The Philippines’ first two offshore wind projects.

  • Wind Power
  • March 31 @ 9:59 am

Northland takes on Canadian offshore site

Canada-based developer Northland Power has acquired the full rights to an offshore wind project planned for the Hecate Strait off British Columbia that was once supported by Ørsted.

  • Wind Power
  • March 31 @ 5:01 am

Iberdrola enters floating wind with project duo

Iberdrola is making its first forays into floating offshore wind by leading a consortium developing a single-turbine project off Norway and exploring the possibility of a second site in Spain.

  • Wind Power
  • March 30 @ 5:05 am

How SGRE is winning the offshore OEM war

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is tightening its grip on the offshore wind market, new figures from Windpower Monthy’s research arm, Windpower Intelligence, reveal.

  • Wind Power
  • March 26 @ 7:53 am

Global wind fleet set for 112% growth by 2029

Global wind capacity will more than double in the ten-year period between the end of 2019 and the end of 2029, according to new analysis.

  • Wind Power
  • March 26 @ 7:24 am