Global regions

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

North America

Vestas secures debut Panama order

PANAMA: Vestas has received its first order for a wind farm in Panama, the 66MW Toabré project in the central province of Coclé.

Vestas wins new Xcel order

UNITED STATES: Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas has been awarded a 442MW order from developer Xcel Energy.

Senvion 'all in' on new 4.2MW in North America

UNITED STATES: Senvion's North American chief said the business unit is going "all in" on its new 4.2MW turbine in a bid to get ahead of the curve.

Deepwater wins 200MW in Connecticut RfP

UNITED STATES: Connecticut has awarded Deepwater Wind 200MW of grid capacity for its Revolution Wind project off the US' north-east coast.

South America

Enel commissions Peru's largest wind farm

PERU: Enel Green Power has commissioned the country's largest wind farm, the 132MW Wayra I project.

Pattern sells Chile project stake

CHILE: US developer Pattern Energy has agreed a $67 million deal to sell its Chilean operations and the 70% stake it holds in the 115MW El Arrayán project.

Vestas to install 106MW in Argentina

ARGENTINA: Vestas will supply and install 28 turbines for two wind farms in the eastern province of Buenos Aires.

Tougher seismic standard raises concerns

CHILE: A proposal to tighten up building standards in Chile in the wake of a massive earthquake could force manufacturers to produce specially strengthened components for the country's growing wind-energy industry, making the sector less competitive.

Middle East & Africa

'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.

Mainstream finances 250MW South Africa sites

SOUTH AFRICA: Developer Mainstream Renewable Power has reached the financial close on two wind projects in South Africa totaling 250MW, as the nation's wind industry begins its recovery.

South Africa to auction 1.8GW later this year

SOUTH AFRICA: The country plans to auction about 1.8GW of renewable energy projects later this year, energy ministry Jeff Radebe has announced.

Europe

GOW 2018: Taiwan is 'the Denmark' of Southeast Asia

UK: The rapidly expanding offshore wind market in Taiwan has attracted a lot of attention in the last 12 months, with new MHI Vestas CEO Phillipe Kavafyan describing the island state as "the Denmark of Southeast Asia".

Nordex wins Spain triple deal

SPAIN: Nordex will supply a total of 31 AW132 3MW and 3.3MW turbines, to three projects of 95MW total capacity.

Prysmian to supply Borssele III & IV cables

NETHERLANDS: Italian supplier Prysmian has won an order from contractor Van Oord to supply 66kV inter-array cables to the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind project.

Lagerwey to build Netherlands' 'first publicly owned' site

NETHERLANDS: Lagerwey has been contracted to build what it claims is the country's first wind farm to be entirely publicly owned.

Asia Pacific

GOW 2018: DNV GL to showcase Indian offshore feasibility report

INDIA: DNV GL is exhibiting the results of a four-year study into the potential for offshore wind in India at the Global Offshore Wind 2018 conference in Manchester, England today.

Pakistan 'lacks clear strategy', says WWEA

PAKISTAN: Federal and provincial government should draw up co-ordinated development strategies if the country is to avoid falling further behind in the transition towards renewable energy, according to a new report.

Eni to build first wind farm in Kazakhstan

KAZAKHSTAN: Italian firm Eni has taken the final investment decision (FID) to build, develop and operate a 50MW wind farm in the north-west of the country.

Tariffs level in latest 2GW Indian auction

INDIA: Prices remained at INR 2.51/kWh ($0.0374/kWh) in the Solar Energy Corporation of India's (SECI's) latest 2GW wind auction.