FRANCE: The country's first offshore wind turbine has exported electricity to the grid for the first time.
UNITED STATES: Boston University will buy renewable energy credits from part of a new South Dakota wind farm, funding its construction, and virtually offsetting its power consumption with clean energy.
FRANCE: Renewables developer Neoen has filed with the French market authority (AMF), marking its first step towards an initial public offering (IPO).
AUSTRALIA: The new Australian energy minister said there will not be a replacement for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) policy, proposed by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, and the government will let the current system expire in 2020 without a new one in place.
EUROPE: Vestas will upgrade Ikea's 316MW fleet of the manufacturer's turbines to increase annual energy production by an estimated 1.5%.
CHINA: LM Wind Power's first two sets of 66.6-metre blades have been successfully installed on Shanghai Electric Wind Power's (Sewind's) 4MW turbine.
GERMANY: Certification body DNV GL has published revised standards for the design of floating wind turbines and their structures.
ASIA-PACIFIC: Siemens Gamesa has adapted its SG 8.0-167 DD turbine to address conditions in Asia-Pacific markets.
UNITED STATES: New Jersey will solicit applications from 20 September for 1.1GW of offshore wind projects, following governor Phil Murphy's speech the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.
GERMANY: The Federal Network Agency (BNA) has launched its second joint tender for 200MW of wind power and solar PV.
GERMANY: Fugro has started investigating the site of Iberdrola's 476MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm off the island of Rügen.
CANADA: Boralex has acquired US developer Invenergy's economic interests in five wind farms in Québec with a net installed capacity of 201MW for C$215 million (US$165 million).
South Africa Nordex to supply 252MW in South Africa
Vietnam Enercon enters Vietnamese market
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.
Those of us who work in the renewables industry largely understand the difference between weather and climate. When someone does something as crass as taking a snowball on to the floor of the US Senate to "prove" that global warming is a hoax (that was senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma in the winter of 2015, by the way), we tend to roll our eyes and move on to something more enlightening.
Denmark, the country that probably did more than any other to pioneer wind power, plans to slash its onshore fleet by more than half.
UK: Britain's National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has delivered a resounding vote of confidence in renewable energy by recommending that the UK aims for 50% renewable-electricity generation by 2030. It suggests only one more contract for a nuclear power station before 2025.
WORLDWIDE: We have focused on turbines in production or for which orders are being taken, omitting the discontinued, the test-bed prototypes for those that never made it, and the designs still on the drawing boards to examine the credentials of ten of the highest-rated capacity turbines on the market today.
GERMANY: All eyes in the wind power business are turning towards Hamburg as preparation conclude for the 2018 exhibition and conference. We takes a look at the topics up for discussion on each day, from auction design and repowering to digitilisation and hybrid projects.
GERMANY: As the first prototype of Enercon's new EP3 platform starts operating in northern Germany, Eize de Vries visits the company's R&D centre in Aurich to learn more about its radically different design approach, and the firm's plans for its latest acquisition, Lagerwey.