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Australian backers launch Windlab takeover bid

Australian backers launch Windlab takeover bid

Australian investors Federation Asset Management has launched a takeover bid for compatriot developer Windlab, proposing to buy all the outstanding shares in the wind-solar hybrid project specialist.

Vestas plans 'zero-waste turbines' by 2040

Vestas plans 'zero-waste turbines' by 2040

Vestas plans to eliminate non-recyclable waste from the manufacturing, operation and decommissioning of its wind turbines by 2040, becoming the first turbine maker to announce such a target.

Oil and gas sector 'could do much more for renewables'

Oil and gas sector 'could do much more for renewables'

Oil and gas majors’ unwillingness to invest effort and money in renewables may prevent technologies such as offshore wind from growing at the scale needed to fight climate change, according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report.

News and Analysis

Qatari investment firm enters wind sector

Chinese OEM Goldwind has sold a 49% stake in a 527MW Australian wind project to Qatari power investment company and sector newcomer, Nebras Power.

Brookfield bids to take full control of TerraForm

Canadian owner-operator Brookfield Renewables has launched a takeover bid for TerraForm Power, proposing to buy all the outstanding shares in the clean energy developer.

SGRE completes Senvion purchase

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has finalised the acquisition of Senvion's European onshore service assets and intellectual property (IP). The sale of the blade factory will follow in Q1.

Ming Yang and CTG form global partnership

Chinese turbine manufacturer Ming Yang and developer China Three Gorges (CTG) have signed a framework agreement to work together on global onshore and offshore wind development.

Vestas targets carbon neutrality by 2030

Vestas plans to become carbon neutral before 2030 without the use of offsetting.

In Depth

Turbine of the Year 2019 - 3.5MW+: Vestas EnVentus

Vestas' V150-5.6MW turbine, part of its new EnVentus platform, has won Windpower Monthly's turbine of the year award in the 3.5MW+ category. Editor Shaun Campbell and David Weston discuss why.

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 2

The next generation of new turbines continues apace in the second half of the year, but financial woes among many of the industry's western OEMs also bite. Here are the top articles from the latter half of 2019.

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 1

A spate of technology launches dominated the first half of the year, with a new generation of prototypes also being installed. Here are the top articles from the first half of 2019.

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.