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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.

24GW under construction in the US

24GW under construction in the US

The US has a record amount of wind capacity under construction, with some 24GW currently being built according to preliminary figures on the first half of 2019 from Windpower Intelligence.

Vestas to supply Saudi Arabia's first wind farm

Vestas to supply Saudi Arabia's first wind farm

Vestas will supply a consortium of EDF Renewables and Masdar with 99 turbines for Saudi Arabia's first utility-scale wind farm.

AEP targets 1.5GW of Invenergy projects

AEP targets 1.5GW of Invenergy projects

Two American Electric Power (AEP) subsidiaries have selected three Oklahoma wind farms with a combined capacity of nearly 1.5GW they hope to buy from Invenergy.

News and Analysis

Colombia reschedules aborted tender

Colombia will hold a tender for renewable energy capacity "before the end of October" and is offering longer-duration contracts, after an auction scheduled for February was called off over anti-trust concerns.

Greenko raises $824m for projects and acquisitions

Indian independent power producer (IPP) Greenko Energy plans to use $824 million in recently raised equity funding to support construction of renewable energy projects integrated with storage and further acquisitions.

Global investment falls in first half of 2019

A fall in Chinese clean energy investment as the country moves from government tariffs to an auction system dragged down global spending in the first half of the year, according to new analysis from BloombergNEF (BNEF).

'Prioritise onshore wind', UK told

The UK government should prioritise creating a route to market for onshore wind and solar PV as part of its efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.

Greece awards 180MW in wind tender

Greece's Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) has awarded 179.55MW of wind capacity, with successful bids coming in at a weighted average price of €67.32/MWh, just 2.7% below the ceiling price of €69.18/MWh.

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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