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Analysis: Juwi cuts itself down to size

Analysis: Juwi cuts itself down to size

GERMANY: The new Renewable Energy Act, and the harsher climate it has engendered, has been blamed by wind developer Juwi for its recent dramatic downsizing. Up to 400 out of 1,500 jobs are to go, the company said earlier this month, of which 250 will be in Germany.

Analysis: Radar clears for wind in Germany

Analysis: Radar clears for wind in Germany

GERMANY: Radar and wind turbines are not a happy combination of technologies. According to German wind energy association BWE, around 4GW of wind development is blocked across the country due to conflicts over the potential impact on radar, mainly operated by German air traffic control service DFS.

Windpower Data: Offshore installations 2014-16

Windpower Data: Offshore installations 2014-16

WORLDWIDE: China appears to have drastically pulled back on its offshore ambition, following a government admission earlier this year that it would struggle to hit a 5GW target in 2015. According to figures from WPO Intelligence, China plans to install 1.5GW in 2015.

Do PPAs still offer the best deal for wind?

Do PPAs still offer the best deal for wind?

WORLDWIDE: Signing a power purchase agreement used to be the best way to secure finance for wind projects across the globe, but in today's uncertain climate their long duration and fixed costs can damage suppliers' credit ratings.


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