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Global capacity could total 980GW by 2027

Global capacity could total 980GW by 2027

WORLDWIDE: Global wind capacity will grow by more than 90% between the end of 2017 and 2027, reaching a cumulative capacity of 980GW, according to new research by Fitch Solutions and Macro Research.

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Solar beats wind again in second German tender

Solar beats wind again in second German tender

GERMANY: Industry associations have called for an end to technology-neutral tenders after, once again, solar projects secured 100% of the capacity when competing against wind.

Cable deals signed for two UK projects

Cable deals signed for two UK projects

UK: Agreements have been signed for export cable systems at two offshore wind farms off the UK with a combined capacity of more than 2GW.

Electricity subsidies 'in doubt' across EU after ruling

Electricity subsidies 'in doubt' across EU after ruling

EUROPE: The future of electricity capacity mechanisms across Europe have been put into question after a court ruling led to the suspension of the UK's €6.3bn security of supply energy auction, campaigners said.

Goldwind gives details on 8MW turbine

Goldwind gives details on 8MW turbine

CHINA: An 8MW turbine plus a model with a 184-metre rotor diameter are among four new designs from leading Chinese manufacturer Goldwind.

E.on to build 475MW Swedish project

E.on to build 475MW Swedish project

SWEDEN: E.on will install a 475MW wind farm in central Sweden, the utility-developer has announced.

Crown Estate upgrades UK round 4 to 7GW

Crown Estate upgrades UK round 4 to 7GW

UK: The Crown Estate said it could offer up to 7GW in new offshore wind capacity areas in its fourth leasing round.

Finland launches 1.4TWh auction

Finland launches 1.4TWh auction

FINLAND: The Finnish Energy Agency has launched a technology-neutral renewable energy tender, inviting bids from wind, solar, biomass, biogas and wave generators before the end of the year.

Windtech: Wind-power generation with CO2 harvesting

Windtech: Wind-power generation with CO2 harvesting

GERMANY: A German consultancy promises to make wind power even greener. Eize de Vries talks to company founder Jörg Spitzner about Blancair, its innovative wind-turbine concept unveiled to an invited audience at WindEnergy Hamburg.

Wind resources 20% higher in India's monsoon season

Wind resources 20% higher in India's monsoon season

INDIA: Wind speeds in some regions of India during this year's monsoon season were up to 20% higher than long-term averages, according to new research.

Vestas to supply subsidy-free Finnish project

Vestas to supply subsidy-free Finnish project

FINLAND: Vestas will provide turbines for a 50MW subsidy-free project in the Southern Ostrobothnia region in the south-west of the country.

Senvion makes net loss in 'challenging' environment

Senvion makes net loss in 'challenging' environment

GERMANY: Senvion's revenue and earnings fell in the third quarter and the first nine months of the year, as it faced "challenging industry developments", acting CEO Manav Sharma said.

ABB to strengthen Chinese grid

ABB to strengthen Chinese grid

CHINA: ABB has won a deal to supply components to a 4.5GW ring-shaped HVDC grid system that will carry clean energy to the capital Beijing.


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Opinion

OPINION: Support mechanisms must back innovation

Only a small proportion of the seabed around the globe is currently suitable for offshore-wind development, due to the requirements regarding water depth and seabed conditions of current fixed foundation, regardless of other constraints such as shipping lanes and nature reserves.

OPINION: It's now or never -- time is running out

Unless your name is Donald Trump, the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Michael in Florida last month shows climate change is already having an impact on our economy and livelihoods.

OPINION: Ørsted US shopping spree not just about capacity

Ørsted has spent more than $1 billion in the past two months, buying up more than just US wind capacity.


In Depth

GE acquisitions bear fruit as it pushes past 5MW

GE acquisitions bear fruit as it pushes past 5MW

UNITED STATES: Expertise from subsidiaries LM Wind Power and Blade Dynamics contributed to the big, new, onshore platform, as GE Renewable Energy's cherry-picking begins to pay off.

Reflections from WindEnergy Hamburg 2018

Reflections from WindEnergy Hamburg 2018

GERMANY: High-torque gearbox development, the mystery of the missing ministers, the death-knell sounds for pure-play OEMs, and the clout of the oil companies -- the Windpower Monthly team reflects on the news, product announcements and debates from the industry's biggest event.

WindEconomics: Wind and solar cross a 'new threshold'

WindEconomics: Wind and solar cross a 'new threshold'

WORLDWIDE: Last month we looked at research suggesting that wind is at a crossroads, and another recent report confirms this.

Big Pic: Suzlon installs 140-metre hybrid tower

Big Pic: Suzlon installs 140-metre hybrid tower

INDIA: Competitive tendering and low wind speeds are driving the push to tall towers and long blades in India. Suzlon is now testing its latest S120 2.1MW model on a new 140-metre hybrid tower.

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