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Subsidy-free wind farm wins first Lithuanian tender

Subsidy-free wind farm wins first Lithuanian tender

A 75MW wind farm has secured priority access to the grid with a zero-subsidy bid in Lithuania's first renewable energy tender.

New York's Cuomo sets sights on new 1GW round

New York's Cuomo sets sights on new 1GW round

New York will issue a second solicitation for offshore wind projects this year, governor Andrew Cuomo said in a recent "state of the state" speech.

US zones carved up in fishing industry proposal

US zones carved up in fishing industry proposal

A major fishing group has asked the US government to designate six transit lanes off New England in areas slated for wind development.

News and Analysis

Nordex wins first N149/5.X order

Nordex gets a first order for its N149/5.X turbine, after developers of a 286MW Swedish wind farm switched their initial order to the manufacturer’s 5MW-plus model.

Plans submitted to use 6MW turbines at Scottish site

Vattenfall is seeking approval for a Scottish wind farm that could use 6MW turbines -- the most powerful onshore turbines the company will have used in the UK.

Nordex develops low electromagnetic radiation turbine

Nordex has configured its turbines to emit minimal electromagnetic radiation allowing them to be installed near a radio observatory without interfering with the signals the antennae receive from space.

SGRE in line for 2.64GW US deal

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been named preferred turbine supplier by Dominion Energy for its 2.64GW site off Virginia.

Ming Yang and CTG form global partnership

Chinese turbine manufacturer Ming Yang and developer China Three Gorges (CTG) have signed a framework agreement to work together on global onshore and offshore wind development.

In Depth

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 2

The next generation of new turbines continues apace in the second half of the year, but financial woes among many of the industry's western OEMs also bite. Here are the top articles from the latter half of 2019.

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 1

A spate of technology launches dominated the first half of the year, with a new generation of prototypes also being installed. Here are the top articles from the first half of 2019.

Ten of the best projects from the last decade

The Windpower Monthly team selects its pick of ten of the most ambitious and interesting wind projects that have been installed in the past ten years.

Viewpoint: How blockage effects skew energy-yield forecasts

After correcting some key methods behind the original estimates, major offshore wind developer Ørsted recently made news with a downward revision of the expected internal rate of return for seven of its offshore wind projects.

OEMs face the abyss in Germany

The slowdown decimating Germany's onshore sector has come as little surprise. Following the 2017 tenders ­-- which were dominated by citizen-owned projects that have longer development times because they did not need permits to enter ­-- it was clear to most in the industry that there would be a dip in installations.