KAZAKHSTAN: The energy ministry has awarded just over 70MW across two tenders for wind projects in the country's northern region.
GERMANY/SWEDEN: Transmission specialist Siemens has invested €10 million in a partnership with Swedish battery expert Northvolt to produce lithium-ion batteries.
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: The Bosnian unit of Indian turbine manufacturer Suzlon has signed an agreement with the local government in Sarajevo to build a 25.2MW wind project.
GERMANY: As Siemens Gamesa ships the first 7MW SWT-7.0-154 D7 nacelles from its new Cuxhaven assembly plant, Eize de Vries goes on an exclusive tour of the facilities on the North Sea coast currently in ramp-up phase.
UNITED STATES: Projects developed by Vineyard Wind and Deepwater Wind have been selected to provide up to 1.2GW of offshore wind capacity in Massachusetts and Rhode Island respectively.
CHILE: US developer Pattern Energy has agreed a $67 million deal to sell its Chilean operations and the 70% stake it holds in the 115MW El Arrayán project.
WORLDWIDE: Corporate sourcing of renewables is becoming more prevalent, but a broader range of companies purchasing clean power and more stable policy frameworks are needed if the world is to meet the objectives set out in the Paris Agreement.
FINLAND: Developer TuuliWatti has made a final investment decision on a 21MW project in west Finland, which is set to be the first to be built without government support.
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AUSTRALIA: French renewables developer Neoen has received planning approval for a hybrid project in Queensland comprising a 29-turbine wind farm, a substation and battery storage facility.
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Offshore wind in the United States is an abundant domestic energy resource located close to major coastal load centres and areas plagued with transmission congestion.
The eyes of wind-power professionals are now turning towards Chicago, this year's venue for one of the industry's main events, the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) conference and exhibition, opening on 7 May.
WORLDWIDE: Recent reports of Statoil's Hywind Scotland project, the world's first commercial floating wind farm, achieving 65% capacity factors over the winter have provided another boost to the spirits of the floating-wind community.
Renewables-supporting policymakers have understandably been attracted by the growing potential of storage systems as the various technologies improve and their costs fall.