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Vaisala acquires lidar producer Leosphere

Vaisala acquires lidar producer Leosphere

FINLAND: Measurements specialist Vaisala has acquired French lidar provider Leosphere for €38 million as the Finnish firm expands its offering.

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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.

Grid operators plan wind-to-gas pilot

Grid operators plan wind-to-gas pilot

GERMANY: Three electricity and gas grid operators have unveiled a plan to build a 100MW wind power-to-gas pilot plant in Lower Saxony, northern Germany.

No-deal Brexit 'lose-lose' for EU energy sector

No-deal Brexit 'lose-lose' for EU energy sector

EUROPE: Failure to reach a Brexit deal would deliver a major blow to Europe's energy sector, industry leaders have warned policymakers.

LM signs three-year supply deal with Goldwind

LM signs three-year supply deal with Goldwind

CHINA: LM Wind Power will provide blades for Goldwind's onshore 3-4MW platform under a three-year supply deal between the two companies.

Chocarro leaves SGRE amid reshuffle

Chocarro leaves SGRE amid reshuffle

SPAIN: Ricardo Chocarro has left his role as onshore CEO at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy after 19 years with the company and Gamesa prior to merger. SGRE has also appointed a new chairman and CFO.

MHI Vestas in line to supply EDF's Nautilus

MHI Vestas in line to supply EDF's Nautilus

UNITED STATES: EDF Renewables has named MHI Vestas as the preferred supplier for its 25MW Nautilus project off the coast of New Jersey.

Walmart signs PPAs for 223MW from EDPR

Walmart signs PPAs for 223MW from EDPR

UNITED STATES: EDP Renewables (EDPR) has signed three power purchase agreements (PPAs) with retail giant Walmart buying electricity from wind farms in Illinois and Indiana.

Le Havre factories set for 2020 build

Le Havre factories set for 2020 build

FRANCE: Siemens Gamesa Rewnewable Energy (SGRE) and the port of Le Havre have signed a framework agreement to prepare for the two factories the OEM plans to build, one producing nacelles and the other blades for its direct-drive 8MW turbines.

Siemens Gamesa tailors 8MW for US

Siemens Gamesa tailors 8MW for US

UNITED STATES: Following its decision to produce an Asia-Pacific version, Siemens Gamesa (SGRE) has now said it will adapt its latest 8MW turbine for the US market.

Failing IL&FS puts wind unit up for sale

Failing IL&FS puts wind unit up for sale

INDIA: The wind energy unit of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS), once considered among the largest wind power generators in the country, is up for sale as a result of the insolvency of the parent company.

Adwen agrees jobs deal with union

Adwen agrees jobs deal with union

GERMANY: Mothballed turbine manufacturer Adwen has come to an agreement with the local works council on the number of job cuts and social plan for its operations in Germany.

US firm designing Jones Act-compliant vessel

US firm designing Jones Act-compliant vessel

UNITED STATES: Wind service provider Aeolus Energy and Dutch shipbuilders Ulstein Design & Solutions will design a service operations vessel (SOV) for the US offshore wind sector.


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Opinion

OPINION: Ørsted US shopping spree not just about capacity

Ørsted has spent more than $1 billion in the past two months, buying up more than just US wind capacity.

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.


In Depth

Currency crisis complicates Turkish financing

Currency crisis complicates Turkish financing

TURKEY: Prospects for Turkey's wind energy sector are looking dimmer, as an ongoing currency crisis has complicated financing and some local conglomerates that have spearheaded growth are feeling the pinch.

Windtech: Moventas evolves Exceed for 5MW class

Windtech: Moventas evolves Exceed for 5MW class

FINLAND: Four years after the introduction of its Exceed gearbox technology, Moventas Gears is presenting a successor series, the Exceed Evolution, focused on the new generation of 4-5MW onshore turbines. Eize de Vries reports from the recently expanded production facility at Jyväskylä in Finland.

Move over, London

Move over, London

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

MHI Vestas' Kavafyan on staying on top

MHI Vestas' Kavafyan on 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.

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