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INDIA: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has taken the first order for its new low-wind SG 2.1-122 turbine at a 300MW project in the state of Gujurat in western India.
UNITED STATES: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has signed two agreements to repower three NextEra Energy wind farms in Texas, with a combined capacity of more than 500MW.
BELGIUM: MHI Vestas will provide 23 of its 9.5MW turbines for Parkwind's 224MW Northwester 2 project in the Belgian North Sea.
INDIA: Hero Future Energies, one of the largest renewable power producers in the country, commissioned India's first large-scale solar and wind energy hybrid project in at Kavithal, in Karnataka.
WORLDWIDE: Global wind installations are set to break the 60GW barrier once more from 2019, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) predicts.
UK: Ørsted will build its first large-scale storage system, a 20MW battery project near Liverpool in the north-west of England.
UK: The final turbines have been installed at the world's largest offshore wind farm, developer Ørsted has announced.
INDIA: The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), India's largest thermal power generator backed by the government, recently issued a tender for 2GW of wind power.
WORLDWIDE: Remote-sensing devices are cheaper to install and maintain and often gather better data than traditional met masts, but while their use is becoming more widespread offshore, bankability remains an issue, especially in complex terrain.
WORLDWIDE: Only a few years ago, wind's success was spreading into new regions across the world.
BELGIUM: Kriegers Flak illustrates the international nature of the offshore wind sector. Foundations made in Belgium are towed by a Cyprus-registered vessel to Denmark, where they will be part of a wind farm using German-Spanish turbines and an interconnector with Germany.
Good news from Spain has been in short supply for several years, but the market is now showing signs of life.
UNITED STATES: Offshore wind power has a major role to play in the future, but adopting the European model isn't necessarily right for US market development. Cameron Dunn and James Theobalds of global engineering and design consultancy Arup explore the options.