Global regions

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

North America

GE turbine sales down in 'challenging' market

US: GE remains optimistic of a continuing "strong global demand for onshore wind" despite a "challenging price dynamic" cutting its renewables profit by half.

Supreme court overrules Grain Belt rejection

UNITED STATES: The Missouri supreme court has ruled state regulators wrongly rejected a development permit for the Grain Belt Express high voltage transmission line.

Ørsted launches Ocean Wind lidar buoy

UNITED STATES: Developer Ørsted has started measuring wind and wave conditions to determine the best turbine locations for its Ocean Wind project off the coast of New Jersey.

NY sets 800MW procurement date

UNITED STATES: New York state will hold a solicitation for 800MW of offshore wind capacity in the fourth quarter of 2018.

South America

Senvion to supply 50.4MW Argentina site

ARGENTINA: Senvion has secured a second agreement to supply turbines to French developer Total Eren in Argentina.

Petrobras and Total sign renewables pact

BRAZIL: Oil and gas giants Petrobras and Total have extended their partnership with a new memorandum of understanding to investigate wind and solar opportunities in Brazil.

Nordex wins 595MW Brazilian contract

BRAZIL: Nordex has secured its largest ever single-order contract for a 595MW wind farm in the north of the country.

Vestas receives first Bolivian order

BOLIVIA: Vestas will provide 30 turbines for a 108MW wind complex in Bolivia -- its first project in the central South American country -- as the manufacturer announces a spate of deals with Q2 drawing to a close.

Middle East & Africa

SGRE confirms South Africa orders

SOUTH AFRICA: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded the turbine supply contract for two projects in South Africa being developed by Mainstream Renewable Power.

Israeli project secures funding

ISRAEL: A consortium led by Enlight Renewable Energy has secured funding for a 96MW wind farm to be built in the Golan Heights, northeast Israel.

'Investors should do more than just invest'

AFRICA: Chris Antonopoulos, CEO of renewable energy developer and investor, Lekela Power, believes investors should play a more hands-on role in local communities around renewable energy projects.

Tanzanian project gets environmental approval

TANZANIA: Australian developer Windlab has received environmental approval for what could be the country's first wind farm.

Europe

Enercon subsidiary probes factory fatality

GERMANY: A 28-year-old man was killed at MTA Metalltechnologie's factory in Lower Saxony on Monday.

SSE's profits fall due to lower winds

UK: Utility SSE partly blamed low output from its renewable energy projects for its expected £80 million (€89.5 million) profit shortfall.

Vattenfall posts "mixed bag" of results

SWEDEN: State-backed utility Vattenfall said results in the first half of 2018 were on par with the same period in 2017, as renewables "continued to grow in importance" for the company's earnings.

Seastar and Mermaid merge to form 487MW site

BELGIUM: Two of Belgium's remaining offshore projects, Mermaid and Seastar, have been merged into a 487.2MW project known as Seamade.

Asia Pacific

Australia prepares to ditch coal... eventually

AUSTRALIA: A new report by the Australian energy market operator (AEMO) has set out what the country will need to do in order to shift to a low-carbon grid system, following the phase-out of thermal generation over the next two decades.

Asia Pacific excluding China to add 12.1GW annually by 2022

ASIA-PACIFIC: Additional annual wind power capacity in Asia Pacific excluding China (APEC) could reach 12.1GW by 2022, according to a new report -- more than double the 5.5GW added in 2017.

Startups launch turbine listening products

AUSTRALIA: Two technology startup companies have joined forces to offer a product that monitors wind projects by listening to turbines.

Vestas awarded Serbia and Australia orders

WORLDWIDE: Vestas has announced two new turbine supply orders including a 112MW turnkey contract in Australia.

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