Global regions

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

North America

Oil major Chevron backs new floating offshore wind company

Chevron and Moreld have invested in Ocergy – a new company launched by former senior staff at floating offshore wind pioneer Principle Power

BloombergNEF: US renewables outlook falls short of Biden goal

The US’s wind and solar fleet is set to nearly triple in the next ten years. But this will not be enough to decarbonise the power sector by 2035

Investors slam Texas wind power balancing bills

Critics argue making renewables operators pay for grid balancing services is based on wrong assumption they caused Texas blackouts

GE to supply 'largest onshore wind project in its history'

GE Renewable Energy has secured a deal to supply three wind farms in a 1.5GW cluster in Oklahoma with nearly 500 turbines from its 2.X platform

South America

French construction firm buys Spanish renewable energy developer for nearly €5bn

Vinci's acquisition of ACS Group's energy business with a 22GW project pipeline will boost the French infrastructure giant's role in the renewables sector

Engie gets green light for 260MW Peruvian project

Engie’s planned Punta Lomitas project in Peru would have a capacity equal to nearly two-thirds of the country’s existing wind power fleet

Wind power boom in the Americas defies pandemic

North and Latin America installed almost 22GW of new capacity last year – a 62% increase on 2019 - despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, GWEC data show

EDP sets sights on 10GW wind growth by 2025

The Portugese developer has big plans to boost wind projects in the US and Europe to add 10GW gross wind capacity by 2025

Middle East & Africa

South Africa launches 1.6GW onshore wind tender

Energy minister launches a bidding window for 1.6GW wind and 1GW solar capacity, and announces that the two technologies are among preferred bidders in a separate round for dispatchable power

Africa missing out on ‘incredible’ wind resource potential - GWEC

Africa and the Middle East’s cumulative wind capacity reached more than 7GW by the end of 2020. However, the region is not fulfilling its potential, GWEC warns

Enel teams up with Qatar fund for African renewables development

Enel Green Power and the Qatar Investment Authority have agreed to form a new joint venture to develop wind and solar PV projects in sub-Saharan Africa

Amazon knocks Google off top spot as 'world's biggest' renewable energy buyer

With the addition of 26 new utility-scale wind and solar projects in Australia, South Africa, Europe and the US, Amazon now sources output from 6.5GW of renewable energy projects

Europe

Ørsted thinks big for onshore wind growth in Europe

Danish developer is looking at 100MW-plus projects, hoping to capitalise on BRI’s ability to develop large-scale projects

Northland Power to buy large Spanish wind and solar fleet

Concurrent C$900m equity financing to fund Spanish acquisition and capital requirements of 4-5GW renewables development portfolio

Baltic Insight report: Overcoming ice challenges

Installing and maintaining offshore turbines to cope with icy conditions poses additional difficulties, but technology is helping developers keep technicians safe and turbines running

Baltic Insight report: Reaching out across the sea

With nine countries bordering the Baltic Sea, a number of cross-border projects are in the works, from transmission links to co-developing sites

Asia Pacific

Masdar adds to Uzbekistan’s wind pipeline with 1.5GW plans

Developer's agreement with the government means two 1.5GW wind projects are now planned in a country that currently has just one 750kW turbine installed

China Haizhuang installs first 5MW onshore wind turbine

China Haizhuang claimed that its 5MW turbine would help developers in the 'era of grid parity' following the expiration of China's feed-in tariff for onshore wind

Chinese growth drives 2020 Asia Pacific installations to record level

China's 52GW of new capacity exceeds expectations, while India records lowest figure since 2004, according to the latest GWEC figures

Acciona to sell 30% stake in Australian mega-project

Metals group Korea Zinc partners with Acciona to build the 923MW MacIntyre wind farm – due to be fully commissioned by 2024 – in Queensland, Australia