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Acciona researching Spanish offshore wind-solar-green hydrogen hybrid

Acciona researching Spanish offshore wind-solar-green hydrogen hybrid

EU backs first-of-a-kind green hydrogen experiment project with €6m to establish an industrial-scale floating wind and solar array in the laboratory

Offshore wind newcomer divests 80% of Swedish lake project

Offshore wind newcomer divests 80% of Swedish lake project

UK investment firm Downing will buy a majority stake in a 100MW wind farm in Lake Vänern for around €29 million

European demand helps Nordex orders level in 2020 despite coronavirus

European demand helps Nordex orders level in 2020 despite coronavirus

Nordex received more than 6GW of orders in 16 countries in 2020 thanks to strong demand in Q4

News and Analysis

Turn of the year sees US commissioning surge

Wind farm commissioning ramped up significantly in the US towards the end of 2020, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly

Six groups join race for Denmark's Thor offshore wind farm

The Danish Energy Agency has prequalified sector giants and energy companies from across Europe to develop the up to 1GW offshore wind farm — the country's largest yet

Equinor and BP victorious in New York offshore wind tender

Equinor and BP have been selected to build nearly 2.5GW of offshore wind off the coast of New York, taking the US state’s total offshore commitments with the energy giants to 3.3GW

Wind to contribute 30% of new US capacity this year despite sharp drop

Even though new wind power additions are expected to fall sharply in 2021, wind will still account for a third of total new US generating capacity this year, government data suggest

SGRE and Siemens Energy plan offshore-wind powered hydrogen pilot

Siemens Gamesa and its parent company aim to install an array of electrolysers inside the manufacturer's 14MW offshore wind turbine

In Depth

Baltic Insight report: Poland in pole position as offshore prepares to gear up

As Europe looks to offshore wind to help reach its net-zero target, the Baltic Sea is set to see a big increase in construction over the next decade, with new markets entering the field

Testing sea bed conditions in the Taiwan Strait

After years of talk and planning, work begins in earnest at one of the world's highest-potential offshore wind markets

Details needed over UK's onshore wind reprieve

The UK government’s effective ban on the development of onshore wind was impossible to reconcile with a target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

How permitting delays are hitting US offshore's ‘pathfinder’ project

The US’s nascent offshore wind sector is struggling to stick to its timetable as it faces new permitting obstacles and opposition from the fishing industry. Ros Davidson explores the ramifications for the 800MW Vineyard project

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 2

The next generation of new turbines continues apace in the second half of the year, but financial woes among many of the industry's western OEMs also bite. Here are the top articles from the latter half of 2019.