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Eight Impsa turbines blown down in Brazil

Eight Impsa turbines blown down in Brazil

BRAZIL: Investigations are ongoing at utility Eletrobras's 46MW Cerro Chato IV-VI wind complex in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul following the collapse of eight Impsa turbines.

Question of the week: What do RWE's cuts mean for the industry?

Question of the week: What do RWE's cuts mean for the industry?

Windpower Monthly asked experts what RWE's announcement that it will implement dramatic cuts to its renewables spending will mean for the wider wind industry.

Egypt delays 250MW Gulf of Suez tender

Egypt delays 250MW Gulf of Suez tender

EGYPT: The deadline for bids for a 250MW project being tendered in the Gulf of Suez under a build, own and operate contract has been delayed again to 18 March.

ADB loans $85m to Thai wind project

ADB loans $85m to Thai wind project

THAILAND: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide up to $85 million in financing for an 81MW wind project in Thailand.

US installations soar in 2014

US installations soar in 2014

UNITED STATES: Installations in the US hit 4.7GW in 2014, a six-fold increase on the previous year, according to data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

WEF criticizes poor energy planning

WEF criticizes poor energy planning

EUROPE: Better planning on positioning renewable projects and greater interconnection between different markets could have saved the EU $140 billion, a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found.

Market data: Turbine deals, December 2014

Market data: Turbine deals, December 2014

WORLDWIDE: Europe dominated turbine deals in December, with almost half of contracts signed relating to offshore projects.

Gallery: Green Port Hull construction ceremony

Gallery: Green Port Hull construction ceremony

UK: Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey attended a ceremony to mark the start of construction at Siemens' £310 million (€405 million) Green Port Hull facility in northeast England.

Market data: Project activity, December 2014

Market data: Project activity, December 2014

WORLDWIDE: Project activity at the end of 2014 was down on the previous year in all regions except Europe and the Middle East & Africa, with both recording 50% increase or more.

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Last updated 16 January 2015

ProjectCountryMWDeveloperTurbineOnline yearDate reported
Tiangua Brazil 123.2MW Casa dos Ventos GE 1.6MW 2016 15/01/2015
Sao Clemente Brazil 214.2MW Casa dos Ventos GE 1.7-103 2017 15/01/2015
Nobelwind (Belwind 2) Belgium 165MW Nobelwind NV MHI Vestas V164-8MW 2018 08/01/2015
Isle Madame Canada 2MW Scotian WindFields Vestas V100-2MW 2015 08/01/2015
Agios Georgios Greece 73MW Terna Energy V90-3MW, V112-3.3MW 2016 02/01/2015
Lacedonia Italy 42MW Alisea Srl Vestas V110-2MW, V126-3.3MW 2016 31/12/2014
Burbo Bank Extension UK 256MW Dong Energy MHI Vestas V164-8MW 2017 23/12/2014
Wikinger Germany 350MW Iberdrola Areva M5000-135 2017 22/12/2014
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