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GE launches 5.3MW onshore turbine

GE launches 5.3MW onshore turbine

HAMBURG 2018: GE Renewable Energy has launched a new 5.3MW onshore turbine model with a 158-metre rotor.

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BlackRock fund acquires Swedish project

BlackRock fund acquires Swedish project

SWEDEN: A fund managed by asset manager BlackRock has agreed to acquire a 36.9MW wind farm in central Sweden.

European ports 'inadequate' for floating wind

European ports 'inadequate' for floating wind

EUROPE: Most port infrastructure is currently inadequate to support quayside operations in the floating offshore wind industry, according to new research.

Bigger turbines and low gas prices push wind to $20/MWh

Bigger turbines and low gas prices push wind to $20/MWh

UNITED STATES: Prices for wind power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the US are at record lows, driven by higher capacity factors, declining installed costs, record-low interest rates and the production tax credit.

Hamburg gears up for wind power's main event

Hamburg gears up for wind power's main event

GERMANY: All eyes in the wind power business are turning towards Hamburg as preparation conclude for the 2018 exhibition and conference. We take a look at the topics up for discussion on each day, from auction design and repowering to digitalisation and hybrid projects.

Spanish government announces major electricity sector reform

Spanish government announces major electricity sector reform

SPAIN: The electricity sector is to undergo urgent reforms to enable a larger penetration of renewable energies which will, in turn, ensure a lower price for consumers and greater energy efficiency, Spain's ecological transition minister Teresa Ribera announced.

New Zealand renewables reach 37-year high

New Zealand renewables reach 37-year high

NEW ZEALAND: Renewable energy sources generated 85% of total electricity production in the second quarter, its highest share of the mix since 1981, according to government data.

Updated: Seagreen partners seek approval for fewer, bigger turbines

Updated: Seagreen partners seek approval for fewer, bigger turbines

UK: Partners SSE and Fluor have requested permission to use 120 turbines at their Seagreen Alpha and Bravo sites in the Outer Firth of Forth, having originally planned to use 150.

US firms unveil new jacket design

US firms unveil new jacket design

UNITED STATES: US construction firms Chet Morrison and iSIMS have unveiled a new jacket foundation design that uses less steel than the traditional substructure.

Ontario plans Green Energy Act repeal

Ontario plans Green Energy Act repeal

CANADA: Ontario's government has introduced legislation to repeal the state's Green Energy Act (GEA), the key policy behind the state's feed-in tariff for wind power projects.

MHI Vestas trademarks V174

MHI Vestas trademarks V174

DENMARK/JAPAN: MHI Vestas has had trademarks approved for the words 'V174-9.0MW' and 'V174-9.1MW' in the European Union.

Xcel completes 600MW Colorado project

Xcel completes 600MW Colorado project

UNITED STATES: Xcel Energy has completed construction of its two-phase 600MW Rush Creek project in Colorado.

K2 Management enters floating offshore wind

K2 Management enters floating offshore wind

PORTUGAL: K2 Management has acquired Cruz Atcheson, a Lisbon-based engineering consultancy that specialises in floating offshore wind, wave and tidal power.


october 2018

 

Opinion

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.

Community ownership is a winner for all sides

WORLDWIDE: Governments the world over try to maximise the economic gain of wind-farm developments in their countries. While much local economic benefit will arise from activities that need to be carried out on site, such as operation and maintenance, often governments seek more.


In Depth

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.

Move over, London

Move over, London

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

Staying on top

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.

The Wright way

The Wright way

UNITED STATES: Having joined the company as an intern, MidAmerican CEO Adam Wright combines in-depth experience of the business with the competitiveness of a former professional NFL player as the utility works to deliver on its 100% renewable energy promise.

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