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'Curtailment reduction could double Chinese wind fleet by 2028'

'Curtailment reduction could double Chinese wind fleet by 2028'

Further reductions to Chinese curtailment rates will make inland provinces more attractive for wind power investment, and help the country double its wind power capacity by 2028, according to new analysis.

Storage developer buys into Texas wind

Storage developer buys into Texas wind

Glidepath Power Solutions is buying eight distributed wind projects with a combined capacity of 149MW near Amarillo in Texas.

Goldwind to supply first Canadian site

Goldwind to supply first Canadian site

Goldwind has entered the Canadian wind market with an order to provide 50 turbines for a project in Saskatchewan that its developer claims will provide power at a "world record low price".

News and Analysis

The race to 100GW: How the US wind industry grew

The US is nearing 100GW of installed wind capacity in an industry spanning almost 40 years. Watch to see how, and where, the sector has flourished.

Banks Renewables' legal challenge halts CfD auction

UK developer Banks Group has launched a legal challenge against the UK government, claiming its contract for differences (CfD) support scheme discriminates in favour of offshore wind at the expense of onshore wind.

Vattenfall readies first three-way hybrid

Vattenfall has arranged the finance to build a new hybrid project in the Netherlands, investing €35 million to add solar and battery components to an under-construction wind site.

Gujarat awards only 190MW capacity for a 1GW tender

In its latest tender, Gujarat authorities asked successful bidders to match the lowest bid for contract signing in order to lower wind costs. The response was muted.

German tender undersubscribed again

Prices continued to inch up and the total capacity of successful projects continued to fall in Germany's latest, undersubscribed wind tender.

In Depth

Snapshot: 100 down, 74 to go at Hornsea

Ørsted's has passed the halfway mark as it installs the 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines off the UK's east coast at what will be the world's biggest offshore wind farm.

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.

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