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Vattenfall and Eneco have completed repowering a wind farm on the Dutch coast, nearly doubling its capacity to 50.4MW.
Two power distribution companies in Andhra Pradesh have launched a tender for 600MW of wind-solar hybrid projects with energy storage.
Prices fell slightly in Germany's most recent tender for onshore wind, but the auction was again undersubscribed, reflecting permitting backlogs and industry caution, the country's wind energy association claimed.
Vestas extended its market share of onshore wind turbines commissioned last year, while the world's total new onshore capacity declined 3%.
US developer NextEra and utility Portland General Electric will build a 380MW wind-solar-storage hybrid project in eastern Oregon, north-west US.
Solar PV capacity will overtake wind within five years, according to a new forecast, but wind power generation will outpace that of solar.
Grid operators Amprion and Open Grid Europe (OGE) want to build a 100MW power-to-gas plant capable of converting renewable energy output into hydrogen.
Project operators in Portugal will be able to add turbines to up to 20% of the grid connection capacity at existing wind farms without regulatory permission under new government legislation.
We take a look at which markets performed the best in 2018 by how much the installed capacity grew over the 12 months.
Last month's blockbuster Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) triple auction in Massachusetts had significant implications for the wider US offshore wind industry, Liz Burdock of the Business Network for Offshore Wind writes.
Auctions were the dominant theme in the second half of the year. Wind took a beating from solar PV in technology-neutral tenders, while low prices and permitting delays led to several onshore rounds in Germany and France being undersubscribed. Manufacturers were feeling the pressure too, with big names reporting falling revenues despite growing order books.
From auctions and acquisitions to boardroom upheavals and political wrangling, plus a few turbine launches on the way, we pick out some of the key stories from Windpower Monthly's 2018 coverage.
Atlases and the maps they contain have been used for hundreds of years as a means of navigating the unknown. Wind atlases serve the same purpose. They are designed to help stakeholders identify locations of high wind speeds and understand the overall potential for wind development in an area.