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Finland’s Ilmatar Energy ready to build 216MW wind complex

Finland’s Ilmatar Energy ready to build 216MW wind complex

Two wind-farm 36-turbine project will be one of the largest in Europe, delivering nearly 1% of Finnish electricity production

Neoenergia begins commercial operations at Brazilian cluster

Neoenergia begins commercial operations at Brazilian cluster

Power begins flowing to the grid from part of near-500MW wind cluster developed by Iberdrola subsidiary

France awards just 57% of capacity in onshore wind tender

France awards just 57% of capacity in onshore wind tender

Energy regulator believes slow issuing of environmental permits caused developers to stay away from French onshore wind auction

News and Analysis

Ørsted commissions its largest onshore wind farm to date

Danish developer grows operational onshore wind, solar and battery storage portfolio to 2.8GW with new commissioning

US Wind plans 1.2GW offshore wind farm off Maryland

Developer plans to make Maryland an offshore wind manufacturing hub with new port facility and steel plant

Wind investments down but record H1 renewables spending

Spending on wind farms was down in the first half of 2021 due to cost reductions and policy changes, according to BloombergNEF

BP’s renewables pipeline reaches nearly 25GW

Oil major’s CEO Bernard Looney says BP is making “good progress” towards becoming an integrated energy company

Big month for wind power in Middle East and Africa

Windpower Intelligence identified nearly 300MW of newly operational capacity in the Middle East and Africa last month

In Depth

How the EIB shoulders risk in offshore wind funding

The European Investment Bank invested €10bn to kick-start the offshore wind sector and now hopes to do the same for floating technology

Road to net zero: Local partners help avoid supply bottlenecks

Supply chains may be hard pushed to keep up with accelerating demand, especially in emerging offshore markets

Which developers are showing the way in offshore wind?

The final part of our market status report reflects on the offshore sector's rapid progress so far and the road ahead

Baltic Insight report: Overcoming ice challenges

Installing and maintaining offshore turbines to cope with icy conditions poses additional difficulties for wind technicians

Looking back on 2020 – Part 5: Politicians pledge green post-Covid recovery

With the economic case for wind now beyond doubt, businesses and governments lined up to pledge net-zero targets and increased renewable energy deployment – which will have to go hand-in-hand with system integration measures. The final part of Windpower Monthly's review of the year looks at the policies, promises and projects