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".
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’s turbine orders surged 58% in Q1 2020, with its Delta4000 series making up 85% of the capacity contracted.
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 has entered the Taiwanese offshore wind sector with the aim to secure grid capacity for a 448MW project off the north-west coast.
Five OEMs cornered two thirds of new global installations last year. Windpower Monthly casts an eye over the wind industry's leading contenders.
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.
Windpower Monthly's brand new section takes a closer look at some of the latest developments in wind, solar and storage hybrids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."