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Production 'returning to normal' amid coronavirus outbreak

Production 'returning to normal' amid coronavirus outbreak

Turbine production is on the increase in China following the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), according to an industry survey by national and global wind sector groups.

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Germany begins identifying sites for post-2030 offshore expansion

Germany begins identifying sites for post-2030 offshore expansion

German offshore wind capacity could double to 40GW by 2040 if a new spatial planning concept is adopted.

Spain surpasses 25GW after ‘intense’ 2019

Spain surpasses 25GW after ‘intense’ 2019

Spain looks to have recovered from its self-imposed doldrums, installing 2.2GW of new wind capacity in 2019, a five-fold increase over 2018.

French government must deliver on promises and remove red tape

French government must deliver on promises and remove red tape

With Europe's second-largest wind potential, a positive industrial context and apparent support from the government, France's wind industry should be thriving.

New monopile design guidance 'could cut steel use by 30%'

New monopile design guidance 'could cut steel use by 30%'

Monopile foundations could require 30% less steel according to new guidance, enabling significant cost savings.

Foreign investments provide glimmer of hope of Indian recovery

Foreign investments provide glimmer of hope of Indian recovery

New investments and tender awards after rating downgrade revive hope for the wind sector.

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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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