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Vattenfall takes close look at 12MW Haliade

Vattenfall takes close look at 12MW Haliade

Offshore wind developer Vattenfall is partnering with manufacturer GE Renewable Energy on developing its 12MW Haliade-X turbine platform to aid bids at future offshore wind capacity auctions.

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Portuguese parliament slams excessive payments to generators

Portuguese parliament slams excessive payments to generators

The Portuguese parliament has approved a report calling for the government and regulators to curb excessive profits of electricity generators, including a €950 million alleged over-payment to EDP for guaranteeing supply from its Sines coal-fired plant.

Indian auction momentum slows further

Indian auction momentum slows further

Three recent wind auctions in India with a cumulative capacity of 3.4GW were undersubscribed by nearly 1.1GW as prices stabilise.

Connecticut sets course for offshore bounty

Connecticut sets course for offshore bounty

In a near-unanimous bipartisan vote, Connecticut's house of representatives has backed legislation requiring procurement of 2GW of offshore wind power over the course of a decade.

Acciona trials solar modules to power wind turbine

Acciona trials solar modules to power wind turbine

VIDEO: Acciona has installed flexible carbon-based photovoltaic (PV) modules on a turbine in Spain in an attempt to make wind power more efficient.

Great lakes project delayed as it tackles freezing water

Great lakes project delayed as it tackles freezing water

Icebreaker, the $126 million 20.7MW project in Lake Erie, will not come online until 2022, two years later than the original commissioning date.

Benefits of upgrading US grids far outweigh costs

Benefits of upgrading US grids far outweigh costs

"Some of our transmission lines are over 100 years old. Think about that -- we're charging iPhones and powering smart TVs with infrastructure built when large portions of the country still didn't have access to the electricity needed for a simple light bulb," said AWEA's Amy Farrell, as the trade body called for greater investment in grids to help reduce bills.

Germany and India slip in latest EY rankings

Germany and India slip in latest EY rankings

The ongoing permitting issues in Germany and India see two of the leading wind markets fall in the latest renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) from advisory firm EY.

CIP targets Asia and Latin America with new fund

CIP targets Asia and Latin America with new fund

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has established a new fund with a primary focus on greenfield renewable energy projects in Asia and Latin America.


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WindTech: MHI Vestas goes global with 9.5MW typhoon-class V174

MHI Vestas introduced its latest V174-9.5MW offshore turbine model with an enlarged 174-metre rotor in February. Senior product manager Anders Bach Andersen talked to Eize de Vries at the recent WindEurope event in Bilbao about how this model differs from to the "original" V164 series, including last year's V164-10.0MW upgrade.

Snapshot: Taken to a higher level

GE Renewable Energy's first project in Greece faced several levels of complexity -- literally. Windpower Monthly looks at how the firm built a wind farm spanning a 1,000-metre height difference.

Is Trump's America ready for the Green New Deal?

They are both New Yorkers and avid Twitter users, but in all other respects US president Donald Trump and congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez couldn't be further apart. We assess the current state of the union over climate-change action and renewable-energy policy.

WindEconomics: Irish consumers pay just €1 a year for wind

The net cost of wind energy in Ireland between 2000 and 2020 amounts to less than €1 per person per year.

What we learned at WindEurope's Bilbao conference

Once you had navigated a path through the security demanded by a visit from the King of Spain, there was plenty to see, hear and talk about in the halls of Bilbao's exhibition and conference centre, host to WindEurope's 2019 event. The Windpower Monthly team pick their highlights.

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US grid starved of investment

Houston will host this year's American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) conference and exhibition (20-23 May), an appropriate choice given the size and health of the Texan wind energy market.

Viewpoint: Policy is the key to offshore growth

The "30 by 30" mantra, meaning 30GW of offshore wind deployed in Europe by 2030, has quickly moved from a statement of ambition to a consensus forecast.

Why investors should now be banking on longer life

Now that the first megawatt-scale turbines are operating beyond their certified 20-year design life, it is time to take stock and review the tools and procedures the industry needs to navigate up to and beyond this fixed design life assumption.