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Iberdrola pledges investment for post-Covid recovery

Iberdrola pledges investment for post-Covid recovery

Iberdrola CEO Ignacio Galán told shareholders at a virtual AGM that the developer is well-placed to ride through the Covid-19 pandemic, and that it is committed to investing heavily "to contribute to economic activity and prevent people's jobs being lost".

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Covid-19 weekly updates: 30 March-3 April

Covid-19 weekly updates: 30 March-3 April

With coronavirus (Covid-19) dominating headlines, Windpower Monthly has set up a live blog to bring you the latest on how the pandemic is impacting the sector. Here are five key developments from the last week.

Nordex books 1.6GW orders in Q1

Nordex books 1.6GW orders in Q1

Nordex’s turbine orders surged 58% in Q1 2020, with its Delta4000 series making up 85% of the capacity contracted.

Prices hit new low in French onshore

Prices hit new low in French onshore

France’s fifth onshore wind tender was oversubscribed, with the regulator awarding more capacity than initially planned due to prices falling to a record low.

Innogy splashes down in Taiwan

Innogy splashes down in Taiwan

Innogy has entered the Taiwanese offshore wind sector with the aim to secure grid capacity for a 448MW project off the north-west coast.

Vestas holds firm as leading OEM as China challenges for top spots

Vestas holds firm as leading OEM as China challenges for top spots

Five OEMs cornered two thirds of new global installations last year. Windpower Monthly casts an eye over the wind industry's leading contenders.

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Seawind steps up development of radical two-blade offshore turbine

Netherlands-based Seawind Ocean Technologies has ambitious targets to install a 6.2MW floating two-bladed demonstrator in Scottish waters next year, followed by an enhanced 12.2MW prototype in 2022.

WindPlus: US solar-storage price drops likely to slow

Windpower Monthly's brand new section takes a closer look at some of the latest developments in wind, solar and storage hybrids.

Steady outlook for wind sector after record year in Greece

As the country recovers from its economic crisis and the accompanying lull in renewables installations, new investors are entering the market and developers are making use of the latest turbine technology.

WindEconomics: Wind share could rise to 35% of global electricity production by 2050

While there is a consensus that the costs of onshore and offshore wind energy will continue to fall, there is, unsurprisingly, some variation in the projections.

Opinion

Coronavirus has changed our world drastically, but we still have a job to do

This column is generally written with the reasonable expectation that the world will not have radically changed in the seven to ten days it takes to get from this keyboard to your intray. That is clearly not the case on this occasion.

Details needed over UK's onshore wind reprieve

The UK government’s effective ban on the development of onshore wind was impossible to reconcile with a target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Coronavirus outbreak exposes our reliance on China

Too early to tell would be a fair summary of the wind industry's judgment on the extent to which the coronavirus outbreak will affect global turbine production and installations in 2020.

Rollback on energy's bird kills reveals Trump's wind hypocrisy

"I never understood wind. I know windmills very much. They're noisy. They kill the birds. You want to see a bird graveyard? Go under a windmill someday. You'll see more birds than you've ever seen in your life."

April 2020

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