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German tender undersubscribed for the first time

German tender undersubscribed for the first time

GERMANY: In the second onshore wind tender held this year less capacity was procured than was available and prices increased again, the federal energy regulator (BNA) stated.

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Engineering firm adapts monitoring technology for wind

Engineering firm adapts monitoring technology for wind

UK: Engineering firm GyroMetric Systems is using the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult's 15MW drivetrain test facility to adapt its drive shaft monitoring technology for use in the offshore wind sector.

Auction shift hits Inox's full-year results

Auction shift hits Inox's full-year results

INDIA: Inox Wind's revenue and sales fell sharply in the country's 2018 financial year amid India's transition to an auction system.

Vestas to install 106MW in Argentina

Vestas to install 106MW in Argentina

ARGENTINA: Vestas will supply and install 28 turbines for two wind farms in the eastern province of Buenos Aires.

SGRE opens 10MW test centre

SGRE opens 10MW test centre

SPAIN: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has inaugurated a new technology centre in the outskirts of Madrid capable of testing wind turbines up to 10MW.

Vattenfall commissions co-located 22MW battery

Vattenfall commissions co-located 22MW battery

UK: Vattenfall has announced the start of commercial operation at a storage system, believed to be the UK's largest battery co-located with an onshore wind farm.

NZ utility buys stake in wind developer Tilt

NZ utility buys stake in wind developer Tilt

NEW ZEALAND: Local power firm Mercury has acquired a 19.99% stake in wind and solar project developer Tilt Renewables for $100 million.

'We will see renewables compete on levelised cost of energy'

'We will see renewables compete on levelised cost of energy'

UNITED STATES: Demand for clean energy, digitalisation and moving away from centralised grid systems will be the growing trends in the US power market over the next five years, according to Lars Andersen, new North American president of K2 Management.

Turbine service company trains refugees

Turbine service company trains refugees

GERMANY: A project named "Empower Refugees" to train refugees living in Germany to service wind turbines has been launched in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Wpd 'considering equity sale'

Wpd 'considering equity sale'

GERMANY: Wpd is considering selling an equity stake in the company worth at least $1 billion and could even sell the entire company, according to media reports.

UK investment hits 'lowest point in a decade', committee warns

UK investment hits 'lowest point in a decade', committee warns

UK: Investment in UK clean energy projects fell by more than 50% in 2017, an inquiry by a parliamentary committee has revealed.



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Opinion

US offshore risks falling further behind Europe

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.

US wind ready to tackle big issues

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.

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.