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News & in-depth analysis of wind farms, project development, wind resource assessment, public consultation, site acquisition, permitting, construction, supply-chain contracts, and transport & logistics.

Indian auction momentum slows further

Indian auction momentum slows further

Three recent wind auctions in India with a cumulative capacity of 3.4GW were undersubscribed by nearly 1.1GW as prices stabilise.

CIP targets Asia and Latin America with new fund

CIP targets Asia and Latin America with new fund

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has established a new fund with a primary focus on greenfield renewable energy projects in Asia and Latin America.

Renewables spending 'inadequate for sustainability goals'

Renewables spending 'inadequate for sustainability goals'

Stalled investments in renewable energy are jeopardising sustainable development goals set under the 2015 Paris Agreement, with wind power spending particularly weak.

News and Analysis

Lacklustre permitting induces latest undersubscribed tender

Prices inched up as the total capacity of successful projects declined in Germany's latest, undersubscribed wind power tender.

Wind falters in first Greek joint tender

Greek developers are warming up for a tender for up to 300MW of wind capacity, following disappointing results for wind in the country's first joint tender with solar in mid-April.

US adds 6.1GW to pipeline in Q1

US project developers announced new wind projects amounting to 6.1GW in the first quarter of 2019, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

Iran looks at alternative models as sanctions cut off financing

Faced with renewed US trade sanctions, Iran "would be better off forgetting wind energy", unless it seriously ramps up deployment, according to Hashem Oraee, president of the Iran Wind Energy Association (IRWEA).

Lithuanian support scheme gets EC approval

The European Commission (EC) has approved the proposed €385 million budget to fund Lithuania's technology-neutral renewable energy support scheme through to 2025.

In Depth

Snapshot: Taken to a higher level

GE Renewable Energy's first project in Greece faced several levels of complexity -- literally. Windpower Monthly looks at how the firm built a wind farm spanning a 1,000-metre height difference.

Great lakes project delayed as it tackles freezing water

Icebreaker, the $126 million 20.7MW project in Lake Erie, will not come online until 2022, two years later than the original commissioning date.

Challenges remain for rapid US offshore buildout

With the deadline looming to start work at the end of 2019 to qualify for tax credits, building a supply chain is the priority for the nascent US offshore wind sector.

Top 5 offshore developers

As offshore wind begins to take a foothold and have a measurable impact on electricity markets, Windpower Monthly looks at the major players in the industry today, and their plans for growth in new and existing markets up to the mid-2020s.

Viewpoint: How developers can prepare for UK onshore lifeline

Following a UK government announcement that wind farms on remote islands will become eligible for support, onshore wind could be set for a comeback in the country. Mike Tavern explores the steps developers can take to maximise profitability

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