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Windpower Daily 30th March 2017

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Adwen prototype nears completion
GERMANY: The first prototype of Adwen's 8MW turbine with the record rotor blade is nearing completion at its test site in northern Germany.
  Adwen prototype nears completion
Vestas lands Chinese triple order
CHINA: Danish manufacturer Vestas has announced three orders from China, totalling 156.2MW.
  Vestas lands Chinese triple order
Lower UK wind variability cuts project LCOE
UK: A new report has found the UK's offshore wind availability is less variable than previously thought, boosting projection estimates and strengthening economic viability.
  Lower UK wind variability cuts project LCOE
MHI Vestas preferred for Borssele III & IV
NETHERLANDS: MHI Vestas has confirmed it is the preferred supplier for the 700MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind projects in the Dutch North Sea.
  MHI Vestas preferred for Borssele III & IV
UK offshore to be worth £2.9bn by 2030
UK: The offshore wind industry could be worth almost £3 billion (€3.4 billion) to the UK economy by 2030, new research from ORE Catapult claims.
  UK offshore to be worth £2.9bn by 2030
Top stories from the past five days
Trump starts roll-back on climate change policy
UNITED STATES: President Trump signed the executive order to review his predecessor's Clean Power Plan (CPP) on 28 March.
Lead MEP set to propose 35% renewables by 2030
EUROPE: The MEP tasked with drafting the European Parliament's position on the renewable energy directive (RED II), Jose Blanco Lopez, said on Tuesday he would propose a 2030 target of 35%.
Nexans wins Fosen cable deal
NORWAY: French cable supplier Nexans has been awarded the deal to supply the first phase of the 1GW Fosen project in Norway.
Drinks maker AB-InBev commits to 100% renewables
MEXICO: One of the world's largest drinks producers, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB In-Bev) has committed to sourcing 100% of its electricity usage from renewable power, signing its first power deal in Mexico.
Rio Energy to build eight projects in Brazil
BRAZIL: Developer Rio Energy is to build eight wind sites in northeast Brazil after securing financing from the country's state-owned development bank BNDES.


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Policies and rise of storage stopping co-location
EUROPE: Co-locating ground-mounted solar projects at wind farms looks like the perfect match.
  Policies and rise of storage stopping co-location
Europe's repowering drive stuck in bottom gear
EUROPE: Once seen as a substantial sector for growth, the increasing shift towards competitive tendering and a lack of political goodwill is forcing repowering projects to compete against new build for fewer available contracts across Europe.
  Europe's repowering drive stuck in bottom gear
Investors fear 'Trump effect' on global wind energy costs
UNITED STATES: As the US wind industry races to complete projects before the PTC expires, concerns are growing over looming tax reforms and the threat of border tariffs.
  Investors fear 'Trump effect' on global wind energy costs
Multi-lateral banks boost renewable-energy investment
INDIA: In January, two renewable-energy developers in India received total funding of $515 million. About $125 million of this was made as an equity investment in an emerging developer, Hero Future Energies, by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.
  Multi-lateral banks boost renewable-energy investment
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