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Scarecrow system provides 'astonishing' results offshore

Scarecrow system provides 'astonishing' results offshore

UK: A scarecrow model installed on an offshore wind turbine designed to stop bird droppings has had "astonishing" results.

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Galloper welcomes first turbine

Galloper welcomes first turbine

UK: The first of 56 Siemens SWT-6.0-154 turbines has been installed at the 332MW Galloper project off England's south-east coast.

Burbo Bank Extension opens for business

Burbo Bank Extension opens for business

UK: Dong Energy's 258MW Burbo Bank Extension, the first offshore project to deploy the MHI Vestas V164-8.0MW turbine, is being officially inaugurated today, 17 May, at a ceremony in Liverpool.

Scottish court overturns Neart Na Gaoithe decision

Scottish court overturns Neart Na Gaoithe decision

SCOTLAND: A court has backed the Scottish government's decision to back the 450MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project.

Supermarket chain Tesco pledges 100% renewables target

Supermarket chain Tesco pledges 100% renewables target

UK: Supermarket giant Tesco is aiming to become 100% powered by renewable energy by 2030, starting by powering its UK operations entirely with green power from this year.

'Strength and stability' sought by UK renewables body

'Strength and stability' sought by UK renewables body

UK: The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has laid out its policy recommendations from the industry, ahead of the UK general election next month.

Stay in EU energy market after Brexit, say UK MPs

Stay in EU energy market after Brexit, say UK MPs

UK: The UK should seek to remain a member of the EU's internal energy market to ensure secure, clean and affordable energy, the energy department watchdog committee has argued.


Analysis

Policies and rise of storage stopping co-location

EUROPE: Co-locating ground-mounted solar projects at wind farms looks like the perfect match.

Analysis: Major deals set challenge for top offshore supplier status

EUROPE: The battle between Siemens and MHI-Vestas (MV) for supremacy in the offshore market is intensifying as both firms took preferred supplier status with major orders.

UK post-election onshore fears

UK: Amber Rudd has been named the new secretary of state for energy and climate change following the election victory for the Conservative Party. However, the result could set back to development of onshore wind in England.

Analysis: UK government memos reveal tense Siemens talks over Hull

UK: A Freedom of Information request to the UK government by Windpower Monthly over Green Port Hull negotiations has lifted the lid on difficult talks with Siemens.

Analysis: Enercon pressures Siemens over wind tech IP case

UK: In 18 months, August 2016 to be exact, Enercon's European "storm control" patent will expire. But that has not stopped the company from heading for a UK court hearing in June to press a charge of alleged infringement by Siemens and its customers.

Analysis: Price-coupling fails to pass wind benefits to UK

EUROPE: Strong winds in Germany on 16 February 2014 led to plummeting wholesale electricity spot market prices on the German/French spot electricity exchange, giving just EUR 14.5-17.9/MWh for the German region and EUR 20.0-20.7/MWh for France.

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