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How the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is impacting the industry's 2020 goals.

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Wind beats coal to top spot in Germany’s electricity supply

Wind beats coal to top spot in Germany’s electricity supply

Wind produced 25.6% of the electricity fed into Germany's grid last year – the first time a renewable energy source accounted for the largest supply of power

Nordex’s earnings down 24% in pandemic-hit 2020

Nordex’s earnings down 24% in pandemic-hit 2020

Nordex has released preliminary financial figures for 2020, confirming its expectations for a rise in consolidated sales and squeezed Ebitda margin

Africa missing out on ‘incredible’ wind resource potential - GWEC

Africa missing out on ‘incredible’ wind resource potential - GWEC

Africa and the Middle East’s cumulative wind capacity reached more than 7GW by the end of 2020. However, the region is not fulfilling its potential, GWEC warns

Spanish wind brings Europe’s lowest winter electricity prices

Spanish wind brings Europe’s lowest winter electricity prices

Wind power accounted for nearly a third of Spain’s national electrical generation between December 2020 and February 2021 – more than any other power source

First power at RWE’s largest offshore wind farm

First power at RWE’s largest offshore wind farm

Triton Knoll has delivered power to the UK grid for the first time – on schedule, despite challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Read the latest Windpower Monthly online

Read the latest Windpower Monthly online

The March edition of Windpower Monthly — a special report looking at offshore wind in the US — is published in a digital format due to Covid-19 restrictions in the UK

China accounts for half of 2020 offshore wind additions

China accounts for half of 2020 offshore wind additions

For a third year in a row, China leads global offshore wind installations, adding more than 3GW of capacity last year, according to GWEC

EU wind growth too slow for climate targets, WindEurope warns

EU wind growth too slow for climate targets, WindEurope warns

As wind installations slowed in Europe last year, industry body WindEurope warns that the EU is off track to hit its carbon-neutrality goal

Spain connected 1.7GW of wind in 2020 despite Covid

Spain connected 1.7GW of wind in 2020 despite Covid

New installations dropped a quarter from Spain's comeback year in 2019, but trade body AEE believes country can reach 2030 renewables target

Siemens Gamesa retains top spot in slow year for Indian wind

Siemens Gamesa retains top spot in slow year for Indian wind

Last year saw the lowest level of wind commissioning in a decade in India as 1.1GW of onshore wind projects were added in 2020, according to BloombergNEF

Russia considers scrapping fines amid coronavirus pandemic

Russia considers scrapping fines amid coronavirus pandemic

Russia’s energy ministry may allow operators to retain all revenue generated by new wind turbines prior to full commissioning, to allow for delays caused by Covid-19

Wind auction volumes bounce back in second half of 2020

Wind auction volumes bounce back in second half of 2020

Less than 5GW was auctioned in the first half of 2020, before nearly 30GW was tendered in the final six months, according to GWEC figures

US forecast to commission 21GW of wind power in 2021

US forecast to commission 21GW of wind power in 2021

The US looks set to break last year's record for new wind capacity, but it will need to keep up this pace to meet ambitious state targets, a new report reveals

SGRE turbines earmarked for zero-subsidy Dutch offshore wind farm

SGRE turbines earmarked for zero-subsidy Dutch offshore wind farm

Siemens Gamesa and Shell-led consortium are inches away from closing a deal to supply turbines for the 759MW Hollandse Kust Noord project

Vestas sees profits fall despite higher revenues in 2020

Vestas sees profits fall despite higher revenues in 2020

Vestas’ profits were squeezed in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, but all of the manufacturer’s key financial metrics were in line with expectations

WFO: Record growth for offshore wind in 2020 despite Covid-19

WFO: Record growth for offshore wind in 2020 despite Covid-19

The global growth trajectory for offshore wind is accelerating with ever larger-scale projects going online, according to WFO's Global Offshore Wind Report 2020

European offshore wind investments hit record levels in 2020

European offshore wind investments hit record levels in 2020

But despite positive trends in offshore wind technology and finance last year, more still needs to be done to deliver the volumes European governments want, industry body WindEurope warned

Staff call for action over diversity and inclusion at Siemens Gamesa

Staff call for action over diversity and inclusion at Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa's global head of diversity and inclusion Marta Jimeno reveals the thinking behind the developer's diversity and inclusion action plan

US wind shatters records in 2020 with 16.9GW connected to grid

US wind shatters records in 2020 with 16.9GW connected to grid

The US wind sector had its strongest ever year in 2020 and its strongest ever quarter in Q4

Why wind power is stronger and cheaper than ever

Why wind power is stronger and cheaper than ever

Propelled by governments’ commitments to carbon-free generation and an increasingly cost-effective profile, wind power enters the new decade as a leading proven technology in a fast-changing energy landscape

Vattenfall weighs up selling stakes in 5GW offshore wind portfolio

Vattenfall weighs up selling stakes in 5GW offshore wind portfolio

CEO Anna Borg says the Swedish developer is looking at reducing its holdings in the 1.5GW Hollandse Kust Zuid development off the Netherlands and the UK's 3.6GW Norfolk sites

Ørsted CEO Nipper 'optimistic' for long-term future of US market

Ørsted CEO Nipper 'optimistic' for long-term future of US market

In his first financial results conference call as Ørsted CEO, Mads Nipper told reporters about the company's expectations and strategies for the US and UK markets, floating offshore wind, and possible stake sales

Wind drives Ørsted’s 2020 profit increase

Wind drives Ørsted’s 2020 profit increase

Danish energy giant Ørsted was boosted by increased generation from onshore and offshore wind farms in the UK, the US and the Netherlands last year

Exclusive: Which OEMs are off to strong start with January wind turbine orders?

Exclusive: Which OEMs are off to strong start with January wind turbine orders?

Vestas announced no new turbine in orders in January, while rival manufacturer GE Renewable Energy reported the largest total in the first month of the year

German developer buys 300MW Polish onshore wind pipeline

German developer buys 300MW Polish onshore wind pipeline

The VSB Group has acquired a 300MW portfolio of onshore wind projects located in west-central Poland