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Iberdrola's profits boosted by new capacity

Iberdrola's profits boosted by new capacity

Increases in wind power capacity and production boosted profits for Iberdrola's renewables business in 2018, according to the developer's full-year results.

Equity fund claims CTG's EDP takeover bid 'too low'

Equity fund claims CTG's EDP takeover bid 'too low'

A US-based investment fund has called on China Three Gorges (CTG) to end its attempted takeover of Portuguese energy firm EDP.

Tower firm Ambau files for insolvency

Tower firm Ambau files for insolvency

Ambau, a German manufacturer that has been making wind turbine towers and offshore wind turbine foundation and transition pieces since 1993, applied to the Cuxhaven District Court to open insolvency proceedings.

News and Analysis

Vestas leads Goldwind in 2018 onshore installations

Vestas extended its market share of onshore wind turbines commissioned last year, while the world's total new onshore capacity declined 3%.

Statkraft's wind business profitable again

Statkraft's wind power business returned to profit last year, boosted by new operational capacity, and higher power and tradable electricity certificates.

WEG buys NPS storage business

Brazilian manufacturer WEG has acquired the energy storage business of US firm Northern Power Systems, two years after buying its wind turbine unit.

AEP to acquire 724MW US wind portfolio

American Electric Power (AEP) has agreed to acquire US developer Sempra Renewables and its 724MW portfolio of operational wind and battery assets.

Most turbine models fail to make a profit

Turbine manufacturers are "still not as profitable as they need to be to survive" as the cost of developing new turbines is not being recovered by sales, a new report has warned.

In Depth

WindTech: SGRE responds to changing Indian market

On an exclusive visit to Siemens Gamesa India's production plant in Nellore, Eize de Vries talks to Ramesh Kymal, the company's onshore CEO, about ramping up production for its tailor-made low wind 2.1MW SG 2.1-122 model.

Windpower Monthly's highlights of 2018 -- part 2

Auctions were the dominant theme in the second half of the year. Wind took a beating from solar PV in technology-neutral tenders, while low prices and permitting delays led to several onshore rounds in Germany and France being undersubscribed. Manufacturers were feeling the pressure too, with big names reporting falling revenues despite growing order books.

Windpower Monthly's highlights of 2018 -- part 1

From auctions and acquisitions to boardroom upheavals and political wrangling, plus a few turbine launches on the way, we pick out some of the key stories from Windpower Monthly's 2018 coverage.

Wind's most influential and interesting people of 2018

WORLDWIDE: Windpower Monthly's annual review of the industry's movers and shakers finds plenty of analysts showing what needs to be done, but few policymakers making it happen.

OPINION: Ørsted US shopping spree not just about capacity

├śrsted has spent more than $1 billion in the past two months, buying up more than just US wind capacity.

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