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Vattenfall and Eneco repower Dutch site

Vattenfall and Eneco repower Dutch site

Vattenfall and Eneco have completed repowering a wind farm on the Dutch coast, nearly doubling its capacity to 50.4MW.

Andhra Pradesh launches new wind-solar-storage tender

Andhra Pradesh launches new wind-solar-storage tender

Two power distribution companies in Andhra Pradesh have launched a tender for 600MW of wind-solar hybrid projects with energy storage.

German onshore tender undersubscribed again

German onshore tender undersubscribed again

Prices fell slightly in Germany's most recent tender for onshore wind, but the auction was again undersubscribed, reflecting permitting backlogs and industry caution, the country's wind energy association claimed.

News and Analysis

Vestas leads Goldwind in 2018 onshore installations

Vestas extended its market share of onshore wind turbines commissioned last year, while the world's total new onshore capacity declined 3%.

First US wind-solar-storage site unveiled

US developer NextEra and utility Portland General Electric will build a 380MW wind-solar-storage hybrid project in eastern Oregon, north-west US.

Solar PV to 'overtake wind by 2023'

Solar PV capacity will overtake wind within five years, according to a new forecast, but wind power generation will outpace that of solar.

New 100MW power-to-gas project planned

Grid operators Amprion and Open Grid Europe (OGE) want to build a 100MW power-to-gas plant capable of converting renewable energy output into hydrogen.

Portugal lifts restrictions on expanding projects

Project operators in Portugal will be able to add turbines to up to 20% of the grid connection capacity at existing wind farms without regulatory permission under new government legislation.

In Depth

The 7 best performing wind markets in 2018

We take a look at which markets performed the best in 2018 by how much the installed capacity grew over the 12 months.

Shell's entrance could transform the US offshore industry

Last month's blockbuster Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) triple auction in Massachusetts had significant implications for the wider US offshore wind industry, Liz Burdock of the Business Network for Offshore Wind writes.

Windpower Monthly's highlights of 2018 -- part 2

Auctions were the dominant theme in the second half of the year. Wind took a beating from solar PV in technology-neutral tenders, while low prices and permitting delays led to several onshore rounds in Germany and France being undersubscribed. Manufacturers were feeling the pressure too, with big names reporting falling revenues despite growing order books.

Windpower Monthly's highlights of 2018 -- part 1

From auctions and acquisitions to boardroom upheavals and political wrangling, plus a few turbine launches on the way, we pick out some of the key stories from Windpower Monthly's 2018 coverage.

Wind atlases no substitute for on-ground experience

Atlases and the maps they contain have been used for hundreds of years as a means of navigating the unknown. Wind atlases serve the same purpose. They are designed to help stakeholders identify locations of high wind speeds and understand the overall potential for wind development in an area.

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