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Hybrid projects to 'become the new norm'

Hybrid projects to 'become the new norm'

Developer-utility ScottishPower has submitted permit applications to add solar power capacity to existing wind projects in the UK, which its CEO says will become increasingly common in the early 2020s.

Nexans in US tie-up with Ørsted

Nexans in US tie-up with Ørsted

French cable supplier Nexans will build a cable facility in the US, after signing a framework agreement with offshore wind developers Ørsted and Eversource Energy.

SGRE ramps up production, but investors seek more clarity

SGRE ramps up production, but investors seek more clarity

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has completed construction of Turkey's first nacelle factory and is set to ramp up production until it reaches full capacity of about 100 nacelles, or 500MW, a year.

News and Analysis

Bumper Q3 masks difficult 2019 for manufacturers

The wind-power industry's major western OEMs recorded strong revenue growth during the July to September reporting period, with most also registering a positive pre-tax profit (Ebit).

Enercon cuts back, seeing 'no chance' of German recovery

Country's leading OEM cuts 3,000 jobs and will cease domestic blade manufacturing as it tries to reposition itself in tough global market.

Enel plans 5.7GW wind capacity boost by 2022

Italian utility Enel has announced plans to invest €11.5 billion over the next three years to grow its renewable capacity by 14.1GW, including 5.7GW of wind.

WindEurope Offshore 2019: Sector can resist 'unprecedented pressure'

The offshore wind sector has the technology, the skills and the workforce to build volume and help fight climate change, but it is under "unprecedented pressure", Gunnar Groebler told delegates at the WindEurope Offshore 2019 conference and exhibition in Copenhagen.

Equinor and ESB target Irish offshore

Irish utility ESB and Norwegian firm Equinor plan to jointly develop offshore wind sites and enter them into the country's renewable energy auctions from the mid-2020s.

In Depth

OEMs face the abyss in Germany

The slowdown decimating Germany's onshore sector has come as little surprise. Following the 2017 tenders ­-- which were dominated by citizen-owned projects that have longer development times because they did not need permits to enter ­-- it was clear to most in the industry that there would be a dip in installations.

Challenges remain for rapid US offshore buildout

With the deadline looming to start work at the end of 2019 to qualify for tax credits, building a supply chain is the priority for the nascent US offshore wind sector.

Are Norway's fuel giants serious about committing to renewable energy?

Norway's economy and wealth is built on the oil and gas sector, making it vulnerable to falling oil prices and a global shift from fossil fuels to renewable energies. Windpower Monthly looks at how state-owned Equinor and Statkraft are responding -- are they truly diversifying or just paying lip service?

Top 5 offshore developers

As offshore wind begins to take a foothold and have a measurable impact on electricity markets, Windpower Monthly looks at the major players in the industry today, and their plans for growth in new and existing markets up to the mid-2020s.

Making sense of takeover deals

The consolidation of wind-turbine OEMs has taken another couple of small steps in recent weeks. First came the rumours that Vestas was considering acquiring a controlling stake in troubled Indian manufacturer Suzlon.