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Slender or segmented blades, using airships, and on-site manufacturing are among solutions proposed to the logistical problems posed by super-sized wind turbine blades in a new study by DNV GL for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Asset manager Ares Management Corporation has concluded what is believed to be the first proxy revenue swap (PRS) for a repowering project in the US.
NextEra Energy Partners has announced a series of measures to offset potential fallout from Californian utility Pacific Gas & Electric's (PG&E's) bankruptcy, including securing $900 million in project refinancing.
The Albertan government has released a renewable electricity programme (REP) laying out plans to increase its share of renewable electricity to 30% by 2030.
Brazil has scheduled the first energy auction under president Jair Bolsonaro for 27 June, the first round of biannual tenders to be held through to 2021.
Wind and solar projects have been contracted to provide firm energy to the Colombian grid during peak hours for the first time, the country's energy minister said.
Chilean utility AES Gener has leapt to become Colombia's largest wind developer after acquiring a portfolio of wind projects with almost 650MW of capacity from developer Jemeiwaa-Kai.
No power off-take agreements were awarded in Colombia's first clean energy tender because the results would have violated antitrust laws, the energy minister said.
Debt-ravaged state utility Eskom is considering renegotiating contracts with companies successful in South Africa's first two renewable energy tenders, according to reports.
Renewable development joint venture Lekela has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for a 250MW project near Ras Ghareb in the Gulf of Suez region.
Four projects of 30MW each have been awarded under the first round of the 'authorisation regime', representing an investment of TND400 million (€115.2 million), the Tunisian government announced.
The 400MW Dumat Al Jandal project in Saudi Arabia will be built by a consortium of the French energy firm and the Middle Eastern developer after securing a $21.30/MWh offtake deal.
German manufacturer Enercon has completely subsumed Lagerwey into its business and is planning a leap in to the 5MW class, based on the Dutch firm's technology.
Oil and gas company Saipem has signed an agreement with KiteGen Venture to develop and commercialise technology capable of producing electricity from high-altitude wind.
Nordex has started series production of its Delta4000 range at its production facility in Rostock, Germany.
Developer Norsk Vind Energi (NVE) has submitted plans for a 1.5GW wind farm in western Norway that could be the largest project in Europe.
Seven research and development projects have received funding to trial short-term generation forecasts at Australian wind farms.
The federal government and Gujarat state have announced tenders of 1.8GW and 1GW to be awarded before federal elections in April.
Wind projects in Australia are facing a reduction in project revenues following a change in the Marginal Loss Factors (MLF) for 2019-20 for the country's generators.
A report by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia compares the generating costs of all electricity-generating technologies currently in use, plus nuclear, not currently utilised in the country. The work was carried out in conjunction with the Australian Energy Market Operator.