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Qatari investment firm enters wind sector

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

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

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.

News and Analysis

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.

Suzlon shares rise on 'debt discount' reports

Suzlon’s stock has risen 46% since the turn of the year, amid reports that the troubled OEM plans to ask lenders for a 68% discount on restructuring its debts.

New players needed for green growth – EGP CEO

Antonio Cammisecra, the chief executive of Italian group Enel’s renewable energy business Enel Green Power (EGP), is not worried about the field of competitors becoming too crowded.

‘We won’t be the last’ – Senvion CEO

Speaking with German media, Senvion CEO Yves Rannou expects further consolidation within the turbine manufacturing sector, criticises the strategy and Germany’s dire policy landscape on his company’s demise.

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.