Global regions

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

North America

Ørsted commissions its largest onshore wind farm to date

Danish developer grows operational onshore wind, solar and battery storage portfolio to 2.8GW with new commissioning

US Wind plans 1.2GW offshore wind farm off Maryland

Developer plans to make Maryland an offshore wind manufacturing hub with new port facility and steel plant

BP’s renewables pipeline reaches nearly 25GW

Oil major’s CEO Bernard Looney says BP is making “good progress” towards becoming an integrated energy company

US starts permitting for Kitty Hawk offshore wind farm

BOEM launches public consultation ahead of environmental review for Avangrid Renewables’ 800MW-plus project

South America

Neoenergia begins commercial operations at Brazilian cluster

Power begins flowing to the grid from part of near-500MW wind cluster developed by Iberdrola subsidiary

Mainstream plans new 1GW renewables cluster in Chile

Six wind and solar assets, potentially incorporating battery energy storage, will avoid 1.1 million tonnes of CO2, developer says

Votorantim secures financing for 409MW onshore wind hub

Brazilian state development bank agrees $317 million deal for ten projects at Vento do Piauí phases two and three

AES signs up partner for Chilean wind pipeline

US firm's Chilean arm brings in investor in preparation to take ownership of three wind farms its parent is currently constructing

Middle East & Africa

Big month for wind power in Middle East and Africa

Windpower Intelligence identified nearly 300MW of newly operational capacity in the Middle East and Africa last month

Rio Tinto to get power from Madagascar’s first wind project

Mining giant and government joint venture agrees to purchase power from solar, wind and battery storage project

Kenya’s 100MW Kipeto wind farm fully commissioned

Second largest project in the country is delivering full power to the grid and will power a quarter of a million households

CWP plans 30GW wind and solar power-to-x in Mauritania

North African country’s government pledges to accelerate $40 billion project’s permitting and development

Europe

Eneti to buy offshore wind installation firm Seajacks

Monaco-based contractor claims deal will make it “the world’s leading owner and operator of wind turbine installation vessels”

Finland’s Ilmatar Energy ready to build 216MW wind complex

Wind cluster will be capable of delivering nearly 1% of Finnish electricity production when completed, developer claims

Orix grows renewables portfolio with 80% Elawan Energy stake

Japanese investor boosts its renewables portfolio to around 3GW with closing of its latest acquisition

Enercon founder Aloys Wobben has died

Founder of German manufacturer and pioneer of gearless wind turbines, Aloys Wobben, has died after a long illness

Asia Pacific

CIP invests $100m in Indian renewable energy market

Investment in Amp Energy India will support development of 1.7GW of utility-scale wind and solar assets

Opinion: Vietnam shouldn’t rush to offshore wind auctions

Vietnam’s offshore wind sector has attracted much interest. But what needs to be done for it to grow and succeed?

Four missing after South China Sea offshore wind accident

Offshore construction vessel in operation at Huizhou Gangkou I wind farm tilted with 65 people on board, according to reports

Wpd enters Vietnamese wind market with 103.5MW project

German company targets further onshore and offshore wind development with project partners in Asia Pacific region