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Hybrid projects to 'become the new norm'

Hybrid projects to 'become the new norm'

Developer-utility ScottishPower has submitted permit applications to add solar power capacity to existing wind projects in the UK, which its CEO says will become increasingly common in the early 2020s.

Danish wind nearly subsidy free

Danish wind nearly subsidy free

The latest joint technology tender in Denmark has seen subsidies fall to an average price of DKK 15.4/MWh (€2.06/MWh), with the lowest wind price of just DKK 10/MWh (€1.34/MWh). Meanwhile, wind-solar hybrid projects are also successful.

Senvion troubles delay Trianel completion

Senvion troubles delay Trianel completion

The 203MW Trianel Windpark Borkum II project is facing reduced revenues as it misses out on a subsidy deadline caused, in part, by Senvion's insolvency procedures.

Macron vows to accelerate France's offshore ambitions

Macron vows to accelerate France's offshore ambitions

France has committed to tendering up to two offshore wind projects annually and to ease the permitting hurdles facing the industry, the president has said.

Ørsted secures partial off-take deal for BR3

Ørsted secures partial off-take deal for BR3

Ørsted and German chemicals firm Covestro have signed a 100MW power purchase agreement to cover a portion of the output from the 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 site, under development in the North Sea.

Shift to auctions leaves Irish wind vulnerable to mid-term slump

Shift to auctions leaves Irish wind vulnerable to mid-term slump

The Irish government has approved a new renewables auction scheme but the wind industry trade body has warned of a gap in installations.