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Ørsted revenue up 20% in Q1

Ørsted revenue up 20% in Q1

DENMARK: Offshore wind developer Ørsted recorded a "strong" start to the 2018, posting a 20% increase in revenue for the first quarter.

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Vattenfall's wind unit boosted by capacity growth

Vattenfall's wind unit boosted by capacity growth

SWEDEN: The state-owned utility recorded underlying profit of SEK 9.4 billion (€902.4 million) in the first quarter of 2018, with its wind business unit experiencing a 21% increase.

Apex Clean Energy review could lead to sale

Apex Clean Energy review could lead to sale

UNITED STATES: Apex Clean Energy, one of the US's largest wind developers, is currently undergoing a strategic review that could lead to a sale of the company.

Walmart signs more wind purchase deals

Walmart signs more wind purchase deals

UNITED STATES: Retail company Walmart has signed two power purchase agreements totalling 300MW from wind projects in South Dakota.

SGRE wins 300MW order in India

SGRE wins 300MW order in India

INDIA: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has taken the first order for its new low-wind SG 2.1-122 turbine at a 300MW project in the state of Gujurat in western India.

Nordex launches 4.8MW turbine

Nordex launches 4.8MW turbine

GERMANY: Manufacturer Nordex has launched a new 4.8MW model with a 133-metre rotor diameter targeting "strong wind sites".

SGRE wins over 500MW of repowering deals

SGRE wins over 500MW of repowering deals

UNITED STATES: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has signed two agreements to repower three NextEra Energy wind farms in Texas, with a combined capacity of more than 500MW.

MHI Vestas to supply Northwester 2

MHI Vestas to supply Northwester 2

BELGIUM: MHI Vestas will provide 23 of its 9.5MW turbines for Parkwind's 224MW Northwester 2 project in the Belgian North Sea.

India's first hybrid project online

India's first hybrid project online

INDIA: Hero Future Energies, one of the largest renewable power producers in the country, commissioned India's first large-scale solar and wind energy hybrid project in at Kavithal, in Karnataka.

GWEC expects 'growth spurt' from 2019

GWEC expects 'growth spurt' from 2019

WORLDWIDE: Global wind installations are set to break the 60GW barrier once more from 2019, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) predicts.

Iberdrola net profit up 1.2%

Iberdrola net profit up 1.2%

SPAIN: Leading wind power developer Iberdrola has recorded a net profit of €838 million in the first quarter of 2018, a 1.2% increase on the previous year.

GE to trial 12MW turbine at UK centre

GE to trial 12MW turbine at UK centre

UK: GE Renewable Energy will test its 12MW Haliade-X turbine at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult's test centre in Blyth, northeast England, as part of a five-year deal.

Cost of wind-generated hydrogen to fall below natural gas

Cost of wind-generated hydrogen to fall below natural gas

GERMANY: Hydrogen produced by surplus wind and solar energy can become cheaper than natural gas by the 2030s, according to new analysis.



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Opinion

Hywind points floating offshore in right direction

WORLDWIDE: Recent reports of Statoil's Hywind Scotland project, the world's first commercial floating wind farm, achieving 65% capacity factors over the winter have provided another boost to the spirits of the floating-wind community.

Storage has potential, but it is no miracle cure

Renewables-supporting policymakers have understandably been attracted by the growing potential of storage systems as the various technologies improve and their costs fall.

Who will pay for 15MW turbine?

How far are we from 15MW wind turbines? Not far at all, at least as far as the technology is concerned.

How digital tools will drive turbine design

WORLWIDE: The influence of big data and cloud computing is being felt by all of us, not least in our personal lives.

OPINION: Certainty needed to keep Irish momentum

IRELAND: Irish onshore wind generation is enjoying a period of rapid growth but there are big funding and infrastructure challenges ahead, as Mike Tavern, technical director at engineering and environment consultancy Sweco explains.