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Iberdrola net profit up 1.2%

Iberdrola net profit up 1.2%

SPAIN: Leading wind power developer Iberdrola has recorded a net profit of €838 million in the first quarter of 2018, a 1.2% increase on the previous year.

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Invenergy files Poland suit in UN court

Invenergy files Poland suit in UN court

POLAND: US developer Invenergy has filed its lawsuit against the Polish government with a UN commercial law body in its ongoing dispute over cancelled power purchase agreements.

Turbine installation completed at Walney Extension

Turbine installation completed at Walney Extension

UK: The final turbines have been installed at the world's largest offshore wind farm, developer Ørsted has announced.

Deutsche Windtechnik opens US unit

Deutsche Windtechnik opens US unit

UNITED STATES: German multi-brand service provider Deutsche Windtechnik has opened a business unit in the "healthy" US market.

Indian thermal generator calls 2GW wind auction

Indian thermal generator calls 2GW wind auction

INDIA: The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), India's largest thermal power generator backed by the government, recently issued a tender for 2GW of wind power.

Cost of wind-generated hydrogen to fall below natural gas

Cost of wind-generated hydrogen to fall below natural gas

GERMANY: Hydrogen produced from surplus wind and solar energy can become cheaper than natural gas by the 2030s, according to new analysis.

GE to trial 12MW turbine at UK centre

GE to trial 12MW turbine at UK centre

UK: GE Renewable Energy will test its 12MW Haliade-X turbine at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult's test centre in Blyth, northeast England, as part of a five-year deal.

Danish industry calls for 3GW vision

Danish industry calls for 3GW vision

DENMARK: Following reports of a new 800MW project to be offered off the Danish coast, the country's wind industry association has called on the government to set a 3GW pipeline.

Proposed Belgian zone 'too dense', lobbyist claims

Proposed Belgian zone 'too dense', lobbyist claims

BELGIUM: The head of the lobbying group for the Belgian offshore wind industry has criticised government plans for a second offshore zone, claiming it would be too crowded.

Boralex acquires French energy investors

Boralex acquires French energy investors

FRANCE: Canadian developer Boralex has agreed to acquire the outstanding shares of an investment firm with a 163MW operational portfolio.

GE renewables hit by lower sales in Q1

GE renewables hit by lower sales in Q1

UNITED STATES: Lower onshore wind equipment sales in the first quarter of 2018 meant revenue for GE's renewable energy division was down 6.8%.



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Opinion

Hywind points floating offshore in right direction

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.

Storage has potential, but it is no miracle cure

Renewables-supporting policymakers have understandably been attracted by the growing potential of storage systems as the various technologies improve and their costs fall.

Who will pay for 15MW turbine?

How far are we from 15MW wind turbines? Not far at all, at least as far as the technology is concerned.

How digital tools will drive turbine design

WORLWIDE: The influence of big data and cloud computing is being felt by all of us, not least in our personal lives.

OPINION: Certainty needed to keep Irish momentum

IRELAND: Irish onshore wind generation is enjoying a period of rapid growth but there are big funding and infrastructure challenges ahead, as Mike Tavern, technical director at engineering and environment consultancy Sweco explains.