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China reports 72GW wind connected to grid in record-breaking 2020

China reports 72GW wind connected to grid in record-breaking 2020

China's National Energy Administration stunned industry observers this week when it announced 71.7GW of wind was connected to the grid last year. However, the record-shattering figure comes with a few caveats

Onshore wind operators face hit from grid parity in China

Onshore wind operators face hit from grid parity in China

Newly installed wind and solar PV projects stopped receiving subsidies from 1 January 2021, and the change may impact some power producers more than others

Japan targets up to 45GW offshore wind by 2040

Japan targets up to 45GW offshore wind by 2040

The Asian country is reported to plan a 30-45GW target by 2040 for offshore wind, which would make it one of the global leaders in the sector

Japan to decommission floating offshore wind test turbines

Japan to decommission floating offshore wind test turbines

The Japanese government has decided to remove floating offshore wind pilot turbines off Fukushima due to concerns about profitability, according to the Japanese Wind Power Association

Asian offshore wind market to match Europe within five years

Asian offshore wind market to match Europe within five years

Asian offshore wind capacity will grow sixfold to 52GW by 2025, according to new reasearch. China will continue to dominate, but foreign developers will drive major growth in Taiwan and Vietnam

Amazon knocks Google off top spot as 'world's biggest' renewable energy buyer

Amazon knocks Google off top spot as 'world's biggest' renewable energy buyer

With the addition of 26 new utility-scale wind and solar projects in Australia, South Africa, Europe and the US, Amazon now sources output from 6.5GW of renewable energy projects