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As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic disrupts everyday life around the world, stay up to date with how the wind industry is coping with our latest coverage. 

Covid-19 update: Pandemic disruption sends SGRE to loss

Covid-19 update: Pandemic disruption sends SGRE to loss

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

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Wind and solar provide nearly 10% global output in H1

Wind and solar provide nearly 10% global output in H1

Wind and solar is providing a growing share of global electricity generation, according to new research, but analysts warn the energy transition is still too slow

Renewables boost RWE profits in H1

Renewables boost RWE profits in H1

Wind and solar earnings helped RWE increase its earnings in the first half of the year following its acquisition of renewable energy assets from E.on — along with higher prices for coal and nuclear generation

Covid-19 costs mount as Nordex posts €71 million H1 loss

Covid-19 costs mount as Nordex posts €71 million H1 loss

“Major production stops” and site interruptions pushed up costs and drove German turbine manufacturer Nordex to an operating loss in the first half of the year

Ørsted posts Q2 net loss as Covid-19 hits harder

Ørsted posts Q2 net loss as Covid-19 hits harder

Pandemic catches up with the world's biggest offshore wind developer after "minimal" impact in first quarter

Blade repairs and upgrades hit Vestas' Q2 earnings

Blade repairs and upgrades hit Vestas' Q2 earnings

Vestas reissues guidance as losses increase

First power at Borssele III & IV

First power at Borssele III & IV

The 731.5MW Borssele III & IV wind farm has supplied its first power, and is due to be fully online by October 2020

Nordex secures €350 million Covid-19 aid loan

Nordex secures €350 million Covid-19 aid loan

Nordex's CFO said the loan would protect the company from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic

Dongfang fast-tracks direct-drive designs for onshore and offshore

Dongfang fast-tracks direct-drive designs for onshore and offshore

In-depth technology analysis of China's most powerful operating turbine by Eize de Vries

Iberdrola takes control of Australian renewables player - updated

Iberdrola takes control of Australian renewables player - updated

Iberdrola has claimed victory in a bidding war against a Filipino-Hong Kong joint venture to take over Australian clean energy developer Infigen

Global offshore wind fleet to reach 230GW by 2030 - GWEC

Global offshore wind fleet to reach 230GW by 2030 - GWEC

Industry body forecasts eight-fold increase in global offshore wind capacity by 2030

Wind falls short in German tender

Wind falls short in German tender

Germany’s third onshore wind-only tender this year was undersubscribed again, while the weighted average bid price remained unchanged. And again, a simultaneous solar tender was oversubscribed more than four times over, while prices decreased.

SGRE records €466 million loss for Q3

SGRE records €466 million loss for Q3

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) recorded net losses of €466 million in the third quarter of its financial year due to the coronavirus pandemic disrupting supply chains and hindering project execution, as well as market slowdowns in India and Mexico.

European installations 'to fall 20% below 2020 forecast'

European installations 'to fall 20% below 2020 forecast'

New European wind installations remained stable with previous years, but full-year additions are due to fall short of initial forecasts by about 20%, according to new analysis.

Shell and Eneco win Hollandse Kust Noord auction

Shell and Eneco win Hollandse Kust Noord auction

Oil giant Shell and Dutch energy company Eneco have won the tender to build the subsidy-free 759MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm.

WindEconomics: Renewables could assist economic post-pandemic recovery

WindEconomics: Renewables could assist economic post-pandemic recovery

In June it was a little uncertain how the wind industry would be affected by the global pandemic, as its competitive position had been eroded by falling gas and oil prices. More recently, however, there have been hopeful signs, not least the publication of the Sustainable Recovery report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Covid-19 sends GE Renewable Energy to $500 million loss in H1 2020

Covid-19 sends GE Renewable Energy to $500 million loss in H1 2020

GE Renewable Energy’s losses widened to $498 million in the first half of the 2020, with the coronavirus pandemic hitting its supply chain and hindering project execution.

Read the latest Windpower Monthly online

Read the latest Windpower Monthly online

For the August issue, Windpower Monthly will be published in a digital format rather than print until measures to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK are lifted.

East Anglia One completed amid the pandemic

East Anglia One completed amid the pandemic

ScottishPower Renewables has fully commissioned its 714MW East Anglia One project off the UK’s east coast, with about half of the turbine connection work completed since the UK went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Exclusive: Enercon fires-up first E-160 prototype

Exclusive: Enercon fires-up first E-160 prototype

As Enercon put the final touches to the installation of its 4.6MW E160 EP5 E1 prototype, Eize de Vries spoke exclusively to CTO Jörg Scholle, reporting from the Wieringermeer test location in the Netherlands as the final massive blade was lifted into place

New York launches 2.5GW offshore wind tender - updated

New York launches 2.5GW offshore wind tender - updated

New York’s energy regulators have rescheduled a 2.5GW offshore wind tender, having previously suspended it due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. They have also launched a new tender for 1.5GW of onshore renewable energy projects.

O&M budgets 'slashed' during Covid-19 pandemic

O&M budgets 'slashed' during Covid-19 pandemic

Asset owners have slashed their operations and maintenance (O&M) budgets amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, raising fears of continuing price pressures on manufacturers looking to generate income from both turbine sales and service contracts, according to new analysis.

Sales slump relief: OEM orders recover in June

Sales slump relief: OEM orders recover in June

Turbine purchasing bounced back in June after a dramatic slump in the preceding months, according to the latest data collated by Windpower Intelligence (WPI), the research division of Windpower Monthly.

Record H1 investments in offshore despite pandemic

Record H1 investments in offshore despite pandemic

Investments in new offshore wind capacity reached $35 billion in the first half of 2020, defying the Covid-19 recession, new analysis suggests.

Ukraine slashes wind tariff by 7.5%

Ukraine slashes wind tariff by 7.5%

The Ukrainian parliament has approved a bill cutting the green tariff by 7.5% — from €102/MWh to €94.35/MWh — for wind farms commissioned between 1 July 2015 and 31 December 2019, effective from 1 July.

Five 100MW-plus US projects brought online in June

Five 100MW-plus US projects brought online in June

Five of the ten largest wind farms fully commissioned in June were in the United States, with those projects accounting for almost a third of the capacity brought online globally last month.