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Insurance little help for coronavirus-hit wind sector

Insurance little help for coronavirus-hit wind sector

Wind power operators will most likely be unable to successfully claim insurance payouts for problems indirectly caused by the coronavirus outbreak, according to a renewable energy underwriter.

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Key Suzlon lender accepts restructuring plan

Key Suzlon lender accepts restructuring plan

Government-owned State Bank of India (SBI) has approved Suzlon’s debt restructuring plan, the struggling manufacturer confirmed in a notification to the stock exchange.

EDPR reports jump in 2019 profits

EDPR reports jump in 2019 profits

EDP Renovaveis’ net profit in 2019 was 52% higher at €475 million, thanks principally to a 27% rise in Ebitda to almost €1.65 billion and the sale of wind assets in Europe and the US.

Windtech: GE's offshore giant combines proven technology with new solutions

Windtech: GE's offshore giant combines proven technology with new solutions

At the official inauguration of GE's Haliade-X 12MW direct-drive prototype in Rotterdam on 17 December, Eize de Vries discussed main features, technology choices and challenges with offshore CTO Vincent Schellings.

Record 5.2GW of offshore wind added in 2019

Record 5.2GW of offshore wind added in 2019

A record 5.2GW of fully operational offshore wind capacity was commissioned in 2019, according to a report from advocacy body World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO).

German onshore tender undersubscribed again

German onshore tender undersubscribed again

Germany’s first onshore wind tender of 2020 was undersubscribed and prices inched up from its last auction, dampening hopes of a turnaround for the sector after the country held its first oversubscribed round in more than a year just before Christmas.

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Chile advances South America's biggest wind farm

Chilean energy company Colbun has applied for an environmental licence to build the largest wind project in Latin America.

Sharpening-up blade recycling

The wind power industry has spent decades working on the design and manufacture of turbine rotor blades, refining its production processes to handle complex composite materials at ever-growing size and volumes.

The most promising onshore markets to watch in 2020

Using data from Windpower Intelligence, we unveil five of the best performing markets from 2019 and how they are set to grow in the short term.

Ideol pilot doubles power yield and is 'ready for deployment'

A floating demonstration project using an Ideol platform and currently being tested off Le Croisic on France's Atlantic coast, more than doubled its power production in the second half of 2019, exceeding expectations for production and availability, the company has reported.

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COP26: ‘Gulf between promises and policies grows’

The UK’s preparations for hosting the COP26 climate change summit in November are not exactly proceeding to plan. If, indeed, there is a plan at all.

Developing new grid solutions for offshore wind

Last October -- for the first time since the first power plant was fired up in 1882 -- the UK generated more electricity from renewable energy than from fossil fuels, an incredible milestone. And wind power is at the forefront of this increasing mix of clean energy.

Tree planting is no fix for world on fire

Our annual energy costs analysis highlights the increasing price-competitiveness of wind energy worldwide. Onshore wind is generally cheaper than all other forms of electricity generation, with the exception of gas where it is most accessible, and solar PV in ideal conditions.

Wind OEMs are having to fight on many fronts

The prominence of Chinese machinery in our selection of the year's best new wind-energy hardware cannot be ignored. It is partly a result of the country's leading OEMs finally being prepared to share more details of their product developments.

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