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The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak could squeeze supply chains and hinder project maintenance schedules, but should not derail a predicted record year of wind power installations in 2020.
With currently zero operating offshore wind capacity, New Jersey has set an aggressive procurement schedule to reach its target of 7.5GW by 2035. But there are concerns over a lack of additional planning for the influx of the new generation.
Offshore wind investments could outpace oil and gas within five years, according to a new report, but to fully unlock the potential focus must centre on the local supply chain.
For the first time, wind energy has surpassed hydro in 2019 to become the US’s top renewable source of electricity, according to new data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Developer AES Gener plans to invest $1.8 billion over the next four years in renewable energy projects in Chile and Colombia, including 1.1GW of wind projects.
Chile has delayed its latest tender to supply electricity to regulated clients due to lower growth expectations.
Chilean energy company Colbun has applied for an environmental licence to build the largest wind project in Latin America.
Combined installations in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean increased 12% year on year to 13.4GW in 2019, according to new figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council.
South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has rejected a legal challenge against state utility Eskom signing power purchase agreements with operators of 2.3GW of renewables projects successful in the country’s fourth tender round.
Wind power installations slowed in Africa and the Middle East last year, according to Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) figures, but the industry body expects faster growth in the next five years.
Lekela has delivered first power to the grid from its 158.7MW Taiba N'Diaye project in Senegal, the west African country's first utility-scale wind farm.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has completed construction of Turkey's first nacelle factory and is set to ramp up production until it reaches full capacity of about 100 nacelles, or 500MW, a year.
German manufacturer Enercon has battled the Covid-19 upheaval to install the prototype E-138 EP3 E2 turbine at a site in northern Germany.
Iberdrola is making its first forays into floating offshore wind by leading a consortium developing a single-turbine project off Norway and exploring the possibility of a second site in Spain.
Ørsted’s under-construction wind farms are progressing according to plan despite the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. It continues to monitor how the virus will affect its operations.
Nordex expects increased sales and operating profit in 2020 due to a larger order book, but conceded there is “significant uncertainty” about how the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic might affect its business performance.
After months of impasse, Suzlon's lenders have approved a debt restructuring deal. The plan effectively divides the manufacturer's total debt of INR 118 billion ($1.58 billion) into sustainable debt of INR 36 billion ($484 million) and INR 82 billion of unsustainable debt.
Acciona is working with state-owned utility CleanCo to develop a 1GW-plus wind power complex in Queensland, which is due to be one of the largest wind farms in Australia.
MingYang Smart Energy has successfully tested black-start capabilities of its new MySE7.25-158 offshore turbine at an onshore test site in Guangdong, south-east China.
New figures from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) suggest a record 6.1GW of new offshore wind capacity was added in 2019, making up 10% of the global total for the first time.