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Ørsted sells 50% of Hornsea One

Ørsted sells 50% of Hornsea One

UK: Ørsted has agreed to divest half of its 1.2GW Hornsea Project One to investment firm Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in an initial deal worth more than £3.5 billion (€3.9 billion).

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France's first offshore turbine finally online

France's first offshore turbine finally online

FRANCE: The country's first offshore wind turbine has exported electricity to the grid for the first time.

Boston University to buy South Dakota wind

Boston University to buy South Dakota wind

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.

Neoen starts IPO process

Neoen starts IPO process

FRANCE: Renewables developer Neoen has filed with the French market authority (AMF), marking its first step towards an initial public offering (IPO).

No replacement for mothballed NEG

No replacement for mothballed NEG

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.

Ikea buys Vestas fleet upgrade

Ikea buys Vestas fleet upgrade

EUROPE: Vestas will upgrade Ikea's 316MW fleet of the manufacturer's turbines to increase annual energy production by an estimated 1.5%.

LM's first 66.6-metre blades installed in China

LM's first 66.6-metre blades installed in China

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.

DNV GL launches floating wind guidelines

DNV GL launches floating wind guidelines

GERMANY: Certification body DNV GL has published revised standards for the design of floating wind turbines and their structures.

SGRE adapts 8MW for Asia-Pacific

SGRE adapts 8MW for Asia-Pacific

ASIA-PACIFIC: Siemens Gamesa has adapted its SG 8.0-167 DD turbine to address conditions in Asia-Pacific markets.

New Jersey sets course for 3.5GW target

New Jersey sets course for 3.5GW target

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.

Second joint German wind-solar tender launched

Second joint German wind-solar tender launched

GERMANY: The Federal Network Agency (BNA) has launched its second joint tender for 200MW of wind power and solar PV.

Baltic Eagle survey begins

Baltic Eagle survey begins

GERMANY: Fugro has started investigating the site of Iberdrola's 476MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm off the island of Rügen.

Boralex acquires Invenergy's Québec projects

Boralex acquires Invenergy's Québec projects

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).


September 2018

Opinion

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.

Weather shows need to change

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.

Living in a world of contradictions

Denmark, the country that probably did more than any other to pioneer wind power, plans to slash its onshore fleet by more than half.


In Depth

WindEconomics: Boost for renewables over nuclear in the UK

WindEconomics: Boost for renewables over nuclear in the UK

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.

Ten of the biggest offshore turbines

Ten of the biggest offshore turbines

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.

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 takes a look at the topics up for discussion on each day, from auction design and repowering to digitilisation and hybrid projects.

Enercon's EP3 vision takes shape

Enercon's EP3 vision takes shape

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.

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