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RES to repower first French wind farm

RES to repower first French wind farm

FRANCE: RES will repower an entire project for the first time by upgrading the first wind farm it built in France.

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New Iron Mountain power deal in Kansas

New Iron Mountain power deal in Kansas

UNITED STATES: Data company Iron Mountain will buy the electricity from 145MW of NextEra Energy's 220MW Pretty Prairie project, under development in eastern Reno County, Kansas.

Updated: Omnidirectional wind turbine up for international award

Updated: Omnidirectional wind turbine up for international award

UK: A new small-scale wind turbine, designed for urban areas, has won a national prize for innovation, awarded by inventor-entrepreneur James Dyson. It has since been shortlisted for the international award.

New centre to aid corporate power deals

New centre to aid corporate power deals

AUSTRALIA: The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) has helped launch a new A$1.74 million (US$1.24 million) company to aid corporations in the country to procure renewables.

Vaisala acquires lidar producer Leosphere

Vaisala acquires lidar producer Leosphere

FINLAND: Measurements specialist Vaisala has acquired French lidar provider Leosphere for €38 million as the Finnish firm expands its offering.

WindEconomics: Wind at a crossroads as prices keep falling

WindEconomics: Wind at a crossroads as prices keep falling

WORLDWIDE: This could be a pivotal year for wind energy. As gas prices rise, and the fuel-saving value of wind becomes greater than its cost, subsidies will no longer be needed. This will encourage more development, which will result in lower turbine and project costs, creating a virtuous circle.

Grid operators plan wind-to-gas pilot

Grid operators plan wind-to-gas pilot

GERMANY: Three electricity and gas grid operators have unveiled a plan to build a 100MW wind power-to-gas pilot plant in Lower Saxony, northern Germany.

No-deal Brexit 'lose-lose' for EU energy sector

No-deal Brexit 'lose-lose' for EU energy sector

EUROPE: Failure to reach a Brexit deal would deliver a major blow to Europe's energy sector, industry leaders have warned policymakers.

LM signs three-year supply deal with Goldwind

LM signs three-year supply deal with Goldwind

CHINA: LM Wind Power will provide blades for Goldwind's onshore 3-4MW platform under a three-year supply deal between the two companies.

Chocarro leaves SGRE amid reshuffle

Chocarro leaves SGRE amid reshuffle

SPAIN: Ricardo Chocarro has left his role as onshore CEO at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy after 19 years with the company and Gamesa prior to merger. SGRE has also appointed a new chairman and CFO.

MHI Vestas in line to supply EDF's Nautilus

MHI Vestas in line to supply EDF's Nautilus

UNITED STATES: EDF Renewables has named MHI Vestas as the preferred supplier for its 25MW Nautilus project off the coast of New Jersey.

Walmart signs PPAs for 223MW from EDPR

Walmart signs PPAs for 223MW from EDPR

UNITED STATES: EDP Renewables (EDPR) has signed three power purchase agreements (PPAs) with retail giant Walmart buying electricity from wind farms in Illinois and Indiana.

Le Havre factories set for 2020 build

Le Havre factories set for 2020 build

FRANCE: Siemens Gamesa Rewnewable Energy (SGRE) and the port of Le Havre have signed a framework agreement to prepare for the two factories the OEM plans to build, one producing nacelles and the other blades for its direct-drive 8MW turbines.


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Opinion

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.

Viewpoint: How Taiwan is kickstarting Asia-Pacific offshore wind

There are many good reasons to celebrate the recent strong market development of offshore wind in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC). Most forecasters expect APAC to take the volume lead for annual installed offshore wind capacity from 2025.

Wind resilient in economic storm

Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers sparked the great financial crisis, and you will be hard-pressed to find an economist who doesn't think that it could happen again, soon.


In Depth

Currency crisis complicates Turkish financing

Currency crisis complicates Turkish financing

TURKEY: Prospects for Turkey's wind energy sector are looking dimmer, as an ongoing currency crisis has complicated financing and some local conglomerates that have spearheaded growth are feeling the pinch.

Windtech: Moventas evolves Exceed for 5MW class

Windtech: Moventas evolves Exceed for 5MW class

FINLAND: Four years after the introduction of its Exceed gearbox technology, Moventas Gears is presenting a successor series, the Exceed Evolution, focused on the new generation of 4-5MW onshore turbines. Eize de Vries reports from the recently expanded production facility at Jyväskylä in Finland.

Move over, London

Move over, London

UK: London Array has more than twice the number of turbines, but Ørsted's Walney Extension project in the Irish Sea is now, officially, offshore wind's largest operating project at 659MW.

MHI Vestas' Kavafyan on staying on top

MHI Vestas' Kavafyan on staying on top

DENMARK: When Philippe Kavafyan took over from Jens Tommerup as MHI Vestas CEO earlier this year, his predecessor told him to 'learn to say no'. Windpower Monthly spoke to the former Adwen chairman about how he is picking his battles and where he plans to take the firm over the next four years.

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