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Storage developer buys into Texas wind

Storage developer buys into Texas wind

Glidepath Power Solutions is buying eight distributed wind projects with a combined capacity of 149MW near Amarillo in Texas.

'Up to 85GW corporate PPA demand through to 2030'

'Up to 85GW corporate PPA demand through to 2030'

The renewable energy demands of the 1,000 biggest companies in the US could create a need for up to 85GW of corporate procurement through to 2030, according to new research.

Statkraft acquires UK onshore developer

Statkraft acquires UK onshore developer

Statkraft has acquired onshore wind developer Airvolution Clean Energy as part of its bid to have a 1.2GW renewables portfolio in the UK by 2025.

News and Analysis

Vestas Q2 profits fall amid rising costs

Vestas' earnings and net profit were lower in the second quarter of the year as rising tariffs, raw material prices, and transport costs hit the manufacturer's gross margin.

Nordex losses widen before 'busy H2'

Nordex posted a net loss of €55.4 million for the six months to the end of the June 2019, up from a net loss of €40.3 million a year earlier.

Pattern confirms 'takeover interest'

Pattern Energy Group has confirmed interest from third parties, following media reports linking the California-based yieldco to takeover talks.

Australia sues wind developers over blackouts

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is pursuing court action against four wind developers over the 2016 blackouts in South Australia, caused by a once-in-50-year storm, creating further tension in the already fragile industry.

Equinor buys maiden wind capacity in Argentina

Norwegian energy company Equinor has entered the Argentine wind sector by acquiring a 50% stake in a 120MW wind project under construction in the south of the country.

In Depth

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.

Political inaction is stalling growth

China aside, 2018 was not a great year for worldwide wind-power growth.

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