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Reports suggest higher RES target could save money

Reports suggest higher RES target could save money

EUROPE: A tipping point has been passed where increasing the level of renewable energy in the European Union (EU) beyond targets contained in current proposals could reduce CO2 emissions from electricity generation by 55% by 2030 while cutting overall costs.

Projects 'could be built entirely by autonomous robots'

Projects 'could be built entirely by autonomous robots'

NETHERLANDS: Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to an onshore wind farm being built entirely by robots, according to energy specialists.

SGRE wins 60MW in Greek orders

SGRE wins 60MW in Greek orders

GREECE: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced three new turbine orders from two customers in Greece, totalling 60MW.

Belgian high-voltage line completed

BELGIUM: Transmission system operator (TSO) Elia has inaugurated the 47km, 380kV Stevin line that will transport energy produced by new offshore wind farms to the mainland's grid.

Group wins grant to develop drone inspection system

UK: A consortium of robotics companies, aircraft manufacturers and researchers has been awarded a grant to develop a surface inspection system for offshore wind turbines using drone technology.

US onshore wind cheaper than other renewables

UNITED STATES: The levelised cost of energy (LCOE) for onshore wind is down more than 6% from last year, new analysis shows.

Offshore to offset policy shifts as Make ups outlook

WORLDWIDE: Policy transitions and competition from other renewables will challenge onshore markets, but innovation and cost reductions in the offshore sector will more than offset the lowered onshore outlook, according to Make Consulting.

Blockchain platform launched to market local wind power

GERMANY: The west German city of Wuppertal's municipal-owned energy company has launched a blockchain-based trading platform, allowing customers to buy certified local wind and other renewables generated electricity.

VIDEO: VBMS unveils resin-free cable hang-off

NETHERLANDS: Cable installation specialist VBMS has unveiled a new type of cable hang-off that removes the need to use potentially harmful resins.

Port plans for Massachusetts power station

UNITED STATES: A real-estate developer in Massachusetts has acquired a retired coal power station with the potential to become an offshore wind hub.

German output drops due to slower winds

GERMANY: Reduced wind speeds meant power produced by onshore wind farms dropped 6.5% last year, despite an increase in capacity, new figures show.

Goldwind expands 6MW-plus offering

CHINA: Manufacturer Goldwind has unveiled a platform of 6MW+ offshore wind turbines, with a range of rotor diameters up to 171-metres.

Hebei Construction selects foundation installer

CHINA: Local engineering firm Huadian Heavy Industries (HHI) has won the contract to install foundations at a 300MW offshore wind project in Bohai Bay, north-east China.

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Latest Turbine Deals On Windpower Intelligence

Last updated 11 August 2017

ProjectCountryCapacityDeveloperTurbineOnline yearDate reported
Shandianhe II China 99MW China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Vestas V110-2.0MW 2017 11/08/2017
Willogoleche Australia 119MW Engie GE Renewable Energy 3.8MW & 3.4MW 2018 07/08/2017
Cactus Flats US 148MW Southern Power Vestas V126-3.45MW 2018 03/08/2017
Windcatcher US 2GW Invenergy GE Renewable Energy 2020 28/07/2017
Espiers Nordex 18MW EDF Energies Nouvelles Nordex N117/3600 2018 26/07/2017
Guilleville Nordex 17.7MW EDF Energies Nouvelles Nordex N117/3600, N117/3300 2018 26/07/2017
Tizimin Mexico 75.6MW Fuerza y Energía Limpia de Tizimín SGRE G114-2.1MW 2018 24/07/2017
Meerhout Belgium 10.2MW Engie Electrabel Senvion 3.4M114 2017 10/05/2017
Tolo 1 Indonesia 72MW Equis Energy SGRE SWT-3.6-130 2018 21/07/2017
Bermejo Spain 12.6MW DISA Duna SGRE G114-2.1MW 2018 19/07/2017
Vera de Abote Spain 10.5MW DISA Duna SGRE G114-2.1MW 2018 19/07/2017
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