PANAMA: Vestas has received its first order for a wind farm in Panama, the 66MW Toabré project in the central province of Coclé.
UK: The rapidly expanding offshore wind market in Taiwan has attracted a lot of attention in the last 12 months, with new MHI Vestas CEO Phillipe Kavafyan describing the island state as "the Denmark of Southeast Asia".
WORLDWIDE: The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has announced that Ben Backwell will replace Steve Sawyer as its CEO.
INDIA: DNV GL is exhibiting the results of a four-year study into the potential for offshore wind in India at the Global Offshore Wind 2018 conference in Manchester, England today.
AFRICA: Chris Antonopoulos, CEO of renewable energy developer and investor, Lekela Power, believes investors should play a more hands-on role in local communities around renewable energy projects.
UNITED STATES: Senvion's North American chief said the business unit is going "all in" on its new 4.2MW turbine in a bid to get ahead of the curve.
SPAIN: Nordex will supply a total of 31 AW132 3MW and 3.3MW turbines, to three projects of 95MW total capacity.
NETHERLANDS: Italian supplier Prysmian has won an order from contractor Van Oord to supply 66kV inter-array cables to the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind project.
UNITED STATES: Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas has been awarded a 442MW order from developer Xcel Energy.
PERU: Enel Green Power has commissioned the country's largest wind farm, the 132MW Wayra I project.
United States High renewables share cuts wholesale prices
United States EDPR sign two PPAs for new wind farm
United States Walmart signs more wind purchase deals
WORLDWIDE: The latest fossil-fuel player to move into renewables is the owner of one of the world's largest crane vessels, capable of lifting 14,000 tonnes. As offshore wind turbines grow bigger and move into deeper water, could Saipem's oil and gas background give it an advantage over established players?
GERMANY: Slow permitting and undersubscribed auctions is raising concerns in Europe's largest wind market.
NETHERLANDS: Airborne wind energy systems (AWES) are seeing growing wind industry interest, but it remains an emerging technology set against conventional wind power's track record, production volumes and readiness for market.
UNITED STATES: A recently released database of American wind turbines provides evidence that lifetimes of 20 years or more can easily be realised, with the oldest machines having been commissioned 37 years ago in 1981.
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