Global regions

News and in-depth analysis of wind power, wind farms and wind industry companies and policy around the world.

North America

24GW under construction in the US

The US has a record amount of wind capacity under construction, with some 24GW currently being built according to preliminary figures on the first half of 2019 from Windpower Intelligence.

AEP targets 1.5GW of Invenergy projects

Two American Electric Power (AEP) subsidiaries have selected three Oklahoma wind farms with a combined capacity of nearly 1.5GW they hope to buy from Invenergy.

National Grid acquires Geronimo Energy

Utility National Grid has completed its acquisition of renewables developer Geronimo Energy.

Mexico key to Central America and Caribbean growth

More than 9.5GW of new wind capacity will be commissioned in Central America and the Caribbean by the end of 2028, with the majority of this capacity being added in Mexico.

South America

Colombia reschedules aborted tender

Colombia will hold a tender for renewable energy capacity "before the end of October" and is offering longer-duration contracts, after an auction scheduled for February was called off over anti-trust concerns.

Prices fall in latest Brazil tender

Just two developers secured power deals for 95.2MW of wind power capacity in Brazil's latest tender, as average bid prices for the technology fell 11.5%.

US demand boosts Nordex Q2 orders

Nordex received orders of just over 2GW in the second quarter of 2019 -- up 83% from one year ago -- with demand from the US being the "primary driver" of this growth.

Nordex opens nacelle factory in Argentina

Nordex has officially opened a nacelle and hub production plant in Argentina.

Middle East & Africa

Vestas to supply Saudi Arabia's first wind farm

Vestas will supply a consortium of EDF Renewables and Masdar with 99 turbines for Saudi Arabia's first utility-scale wind farm.

Record turbine orders confirm Africa's developing potential

A surge of confirmed deals in South Africa led to Africa's turbine order intake reaching a record 1.5GW last year, according to new figures.

Enercon dips to €31.8MWh for Turkish tender

Turkey's energy ministry has awarded 1GW in an onshore wind tender with the offer divided evenly between German turbine maker Enercon and Turkish energy group Enerjisa.

Iran looks at alternative models as sanctions cut off financing

Faced with renewed US trade sanctions, Iran "would be better off forgetting wind energy", unless it seriously ramps up deployment, according to Hashem Oraee, president of the Iran Wind Energy Association (IRWEA).

Europe

De Rugy departure could "put a brake" on renewables

After only ten months in the job, France's minister for ecological transition François de Rugy has resigned, following alleged misuse of public money.

TPI Composites buys Senvion-owned engineering team

US-based blade manufacturer TPI Composites has acquired a team of engineers from Euros Group, which is owned by cash-strapped turbine manufacturer Senvion.

Enercon co-managing director Wobben resigns

Simon-Hermann Wobben has resigned from his post as co-managing director at Enercon after almost three years in the role.

AP Møller acquires KK Wind Solutions

Danish conglomerate AP Møller has agreed to acquire KK Group, the parent company of control systems specialist KK Wind Solutions.

Asia Pacific

Greenko raises $824m for projects and acquisitions

Indian independent power producer (IPP) Greenko Energy plans to use $824 million in recently raised equity funding to support construction of renewable energy projects integrated with storage and further acquisitions.

Mainstream targets Asia with new appointment

Mainstream Renewable Power has named Raghuram Natarajan as its new CEO for its Asia-Pacific business, where the developer is focusing much more of its activity.

India looks to unblock projects

Soon after Narendra Modi's re-election, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is battling to resolve key issues facing renewables. But state governments have other ideas.

Goldwind to power Australian recycling plant and gold mine

Goldwind has agreed to supply Australia's largest plastic recycling plant with power from one of its wind farms.

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