Global regions

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

North America

Transcript in full: What Trump and Biden said on wind in the final US presidential debate

In the last roll of the dice over who becomes the next US President, the Republican and Democratic candidates at last found a few minutes to argue over wind power

GE upgrades Haliade-X prototype to 13MW

GE Renewable Energy aims to secure type certification for a 13MW version of its Haliade-X offshore turbine in the coming months

Ørsted announces new US offshore leader

David Hardy is to head Ørsted's North American offshore unit following the resignation of Thomas Brostrøm, who is leaving to join Shell

Iberdrola buys US utility as profits rise

Iberdrola announced the deal alongside its results for the first nine months of the year, which showed an increase in net profit, adjusted Ebitda and investment in renewables

South America

Nordex secures huge Brazilian order from Statkraft

Nordex will supply 519MW of turbines for Statkraft in Brazil, as the Norwegian developer plans 1.1GW of wind power capacity in the country

Emerging markets order more than 1GW of wind turbines in September

Just over 1GW of firm orders were reported for wind farms spread across Egypt, Russia, Morocco, Colombia and Vietnam last month

Insight report: Latin American wind sector hit by Covid-19 and debt

Some countries badly hit by virus and debt, but region's longer-term prospects look strong

Neoenergia to acquire 400MW onshore wind pipeline in Brazil

Iberdrola subsidiary Neoenergia has secured a deal in Brazil as its parent company embarks on a global spending spree

Middle East & Africa

EDF and Mitsui start work on Moroccan project

The first phase of the Taza wind farm from the EDF Renewables and Mitsui consortium has kicked off in northern Morocco

SGRE to supply 301MW to wind farm in southern Morocco

Turbine manufacturer to supply wind turbines to a consortium for the Boujdour wind farm as part of a 850MW tender.

Uzbekistan seals deal for 500MW wind farm

Uzbekistan has given the green light for a 500MW project to shore up its wind power ambitions. The wind farm in the central Navoi region will be designed, financed, built and operated by United Arab Emirates-based Masdar.

Namibian wind farm to use 'self-erecting' tower developer

Nabrawind will supply four of wind towers to a Namibian wind farm being built by Franco-Namibian developer Innovent.

Europe

Macquarie buys one of Europe's largest wind farms

Macquarie will acquire a 600MW onshore wind farm, plus an energy distribution network, electricity and gas supply business, and 22MW of hydropower capacity

Insight Report: French wind passes coronavirus 'stress test'

Sector shrugs off H1 installation drop and hopes for 'ripple effect' as stimulus package homes in on energy transition

Wind to play central role in Spain’s economic recovery plans

Roughly 100 delegates attended the Spanish Wind Energy Association’s (AEE) fifth annual congress in person with over 200 joining online, due to Covid restrictions

Russia to adopt CfD model for wind tenders

The Russian government is expected to change the way it awards wind power contracts in tenders from next year

Asia Pacific

Australia backs 26GW wind and solar-powered green hydrogen hub

The Australian government has agreed to ease the permitting processes and aid investment of a 26GW wind and solar-powered hydrogen and ammonia complex in Western Australia

Industry calls for 3TW Chinese wind power capacity to reach carbon neutrality by 2060

More than 400 wind power companies signed a joint declaration calling for annual wind power capacity additions of 50-60GW to help China reach carbon neutrality by 2060

Goldwind unveils onshore turbines at conference amid pandemic

Goldwind launched two new onshore wind turbines – the GW165-3.6/4.0MW and GW165-5.XMW – at China Wind Power 2020 conference in Beijing

New Suzlon CEO bullish on Indian renewables growth

Suzlon has appointed Ashwani Kumar — a 30-year power sector veteran — as its new CEO