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INDIA: The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched a request for proposals (RfP) for a 160MW wind-solar-storage project in Andhra Pradesh, southeast India.
UNITED STATES: A startup company backed by Indian manufacturer Suzlon will finance and develop new and repowered projects in the US.
GERMANY: This year's fourth and final onshore wind tender will take place on 1 October, the federal network agency has announced.
NORWAY: Asset managers Luxcara and MEAG have structured financing for a Norwegian wind farm due to sell power to Facebook.
CANADA: A Canadian pension investment manager and Pattern Energy Group have acquired a 147MW wind farm in Quebec from Pattern's development fund.
SOUTH KOREA: Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction (DHIC) will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the country's largest offshore wind farm.
JAPAN: A floating demonstration project using an Ideol platform and an Aerodyn turbine has completed construction in the port at Kitakyushu in the south-west of the country.
INDIA: Senvion has won a conditional order for a 250MW wind farm that will sell energy through a power purchase agreement (PPA) awarded in the country's fourth tender round.
GERMANY: The discovery of protected species on a potential or operating site is enough to make the hearts of developers and operators sink, but thanks to better understanding and monitoring of wildlife behaviour, there are measures to help wind projects and nature co-exist.
UK: Realism over the challenges that floating offshore faces was balanced by optimism that they will be overcome as experts gathered at the Windpower Monthly forum.
WORLDWIDE: The relentless drive to to lower the cost of energy is favouring large multinationals and has led to a flurry of smaller developers being bought out. But the independents argue their ability to adapt to different markets and make quick decisions means there remains a place for them
UK: In bringing the UK's generation fleet into the 21st century with its latest offshore wind farm, sometimes you have to go back 4,000 years. This is what ScottishPower Renewables has done at the East Anglia One project, uncovering a rare neolithic trackway and animal skulls in the process.
With the pace of offshore deployment increasing, the supply chain needs to keep pace. Here, vessel supplier Seajack's crewing manager, Ian Robertson, sets out the three major challenges facing the sector.