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Vattenfall reaches FID on subsidy-free 1.5GW Hollandse Kust Zuid

Vattenfall reaches FID on subsidy-free 1.5GW Hollandse Kust Zuid

Vattenfall has moved a step closer to starting construction on the world’s largest subsidy-free offshore wind farm in Dutch waters after it announced its final investment decision (FID).

Iberdrola targets 3.3GW of Polish offshore wind

Iberdrola targets 3.3GW of Polish offshore wind

Spanish giant Iberdrola has teamed up with Polish energy company Enea to develop up to 3.3GW of offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea.

Total takes controlling stake in Seagreen

Total takes controlling stake in Seagreen

French oil major Total has agreed to take a 51% stake in what will be Scotland’s biggest offshore wind farm once built, bringing the project to financial close.

News and Analysis

Power system flexibility key to European renewables boost

Variable renewable energy sources such as wind and solar could provide the largest share of Europe's power capacity in key markets as early as 2023, creating a need for a more flexible power system, according to new research.

Iberdrola to spend up to €4 billion on French renewables by 2024

Iberdrola plans to invest €3-4 billion in French renewables over the next four years, including the €2.4 billion outlay for its 496MW Saint Brieuc wind farm off the coast of Brittany.

Onshore wind dominates latest Italian energy tender

Onshore wind developers again secured the majority of capacity on offer in Italy’s second joint wind and solar PV tender, while prices rose from the country's first auction.

Frustration builds over delayed UK offshore projects

The UK government has delayed awarding construction permission for two offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 4GW, prompting one of the developers to question the country’s commitment to the sector.

EDF acquires stake in Chinese offshore projects

EDF has entered the Chinese offshore wind market by acquiring a stake in two projects with a combined capacity of 500MW.

In Depth

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.

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 1

A spate of technology launches dominated the first half of the year, with a new generation of prototypes also being installed. Here are the top articles from the first half of 2019.