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'Plunging investment may harm energy transition', IEA warns

'Plunging investment may harm energy transition', IEA warns

Wind power investments are set to fall 2% in 2020, while total energy spending could see its largest drop in history as the Covid-19 pandemic prompts a plunge in expenditure for every major sector.

Indian energy giants to form renewables JV

Indian energy giants to form renewables JV

Two of India’s biggest fossil fuel and power groups aim to collaborate to explore opportunities in renewables — including offshore wind — in their domestic market and abroad.

Suzlon shareholders back debt deal

Suzlon shareholders back debt deal

Shareholders of troubled Indian manufacturer Suzlon have approved the proposed debt restructuring deal, the manufacturer confirmed in a notification to the stock exchange.

News and Analysis

Germany in talks to buy Tennet stake

The Dutch finance ministry, which owns Tennet, is looking to share the load of the capital investment required to improve the Netherlands' and Germany's grid infrastructure over the next decade.

How SGRE upped the offshore stakes with 14MW+ turbine and 222m rotor

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has unveiled details of the world’s largest and most powerful single-rotor turbine and aims for commercial availability by 2024. Eize de Vries spoke exclusively to the senior figures behind this ambitious product.

African chemicals giant launches renewables hunt

South African chemicals and mining giant Sasol has launched a search for 600MW of wind and solar power in the same week it was excluded from the world’s largest investment fund.

Covid-19 weekly updates: 11-15 May

Here are the key ways that the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has impacted the wind power industry over the past week.

Ontario court overturns halt to EDPR wind farm

An Ontario appeal court has reinstated EDP Renewables’ right to build a 100MW wind farm after the government abruptly revoked consent for the project.

In Depth

Vestas holds firm as leading OEM as China challenges for top spots

Five OEMs cornered two thirds of new global installations last year. Windpower Monthly casts an eye over the wind industry's leading contenders.

Coronavirus outbreak exposes our reliance on China

Too early to tell would be a fair summary of the wind industry's judgment on the extent to which the coronavirus outbreak will affect global turbine production and installations in 2020.

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.