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Moventas - expanding in the US and delaying in UK

Moventas - expanding in the US and delaying in UK

UK: Moventas has said that its proposed expansion in the UK, including the construction of a factory, will be put on hold until the offshore market in the country recovers, but said is looking to expand in the US.

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Inspection and certification firm buys AWS Truepower

Inspection and certification firm buys AWS Truepower

UNITED STATES: Illinois-based inspection and certification firm UL has acquired renewable energy consultants AWS Truepower for an undisclosed sum.

Vestas receives first Wind XI installment

Vestas receives first Wind XI installment

UNITED STATES: Vestas has announced the first confirmed order for MidAmerican Energy's 2GW Wind XI project cluster in Iowa.

VOWTAP shelved 'indefintiely'

VOWTAP shelved 'indefintiely'

UNITED STATES: Dominion Virginia Power has shelved its 12MW offshore VOWTAP demonstration project, as well as longer term plans to develop as much as 2GW off the Virginia coast.

Amazon signs largest power deal to-date

Amazon signs largest power deal to-date

UNITED STATES: Online retailer Amazon has agreed to buy 90% of the power from the 253MW Lincoln Clean Energy project in Texas, southern US.

Offshore lobby group launched in New York

Offshore lobby group launched in New York

UNITED STATES: Block Island developer Deepwater Wind and Danish firm Dong Energy are part of a new group of companies advocating the potential for offshore wind in New York state.

US outlines offshore goals

US outlines offshore goals

UNITED STATES: The US government departments of energy (DOE) and interior (DOI) have jointly published a report that envisages 86GW of offshore wind in the US by 2050.


Analysis

Pattern Energy leads faint yieldco recovery

UNITED STATES: Pattern Energy's recent public offering of stock is a sign of recovery in the battered US yieldco market, although the sector still has some distance to go before it convinces investors of its long-term sustainability.

How Vestas won the Midwest

UNITED STATES: A well-proven, competitively priced turbine and a strategic service agreement gave Vestas the edge over its rivals to win a 2GW deal with MidAmerican.

OEMs stretch services to cover multiple brands

UNITED STATES: A multi-brand service model is taking off in the operations and maintenance (O&M) market.

US Treasury cleared to challenge Alta Wind grant

UNITED STATES: Investors in five phases of the giant 1.55GW Alta Wind project in southern California's Mojave Desert are embroiled in multi-million-dollar lawsuits with the federal government over grants they received.

Falling yieldcos may push US utilities into mergers

UNITED STATES: The growth-driven yieldco model is on the wane in the US, creating opportunities for smaller utilities to invest in operating renewables and reduce their carbon emissions.

Analysis: PTC phase-out could herald lower cost of energy

UNITED STATES: The US wind industry's hard-won five-year extension of federal support creates a stable platform for strong growth and investment in research investment to cut costs.