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The latest news and in-depth analysis of wind energy storage, the development of "green" hydrogen, hybridisation, renewable energy markets, power purchase agreements, transmission networks, interconnectivity, substations, supply interruption, and transmission failures. 

Renewables to support EU hydrogen growth

Renewables to support EU hydrogen growth

The EU aims to support the development of up to 40GW of electrolysers as part of a green hydrogen strategy that prioritises production from wind and solar energy. However, the EU will also fund carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies that can only partly mitigate the use of fossil fuels to generate hydrogen.

EDP suspends CEOs amid corruption probe

EDP suspends CEOs amid corruption probe

EDP has suspended CEO António Mexia and and EDPR boss António Mexia and appointed interim chief executives as police investigate suspected corruption involving a former economy minister, the group confirmed in a statement to market regulator CMVM.

German production record 'masks sector challenges'

German production record 'masks sector challenges'

Wind power generation reached record levels in Germany in the first half of the year, according to new figures from the country’s transmission system operators (TSOs). However, German wind energy association BWE warned that not enough projects had started construction or been permitted during the period.

News and Analysis

'Growing cyber threat' during coronavirus pandemic

Renewable energy asset owners relying more heavily on digital systems during the coronavirus pandemic must adapt to increased exposure to cyber threats such as ransomware, denial-of-service and human error, according to insurer GCube.

Mining giant signs 'record deal' for Brazilian wind power

Mining group Anglo American has agreed to buy some of the output from a 195MW section of a 504MW wind cluster owned by Brazilian developer Casa dos Ventos.

Green energy boost key to economy recovery, says IEA

Faster wind power deployment needs to underpin governments’ plans if the global economy is to recover sustainably, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Wind leads global renewable energy generation

Wind power again generated more energy than all other renewable-energy sources combined last year, according to a report by energy major BP.

Pattern Energy buys up to 1GW New Mexico wind farm

Pattern Energy has acquired the up to 1GW Clines Corners wind complex in Torrance and Guadalupe counties, New Mexico, from Orion Wind Power Resources – a joint venture between Orion Renewable Energy Group and Map Energy.

In depth

WindPlus: Wind's role in seasonal energy storage

Ahead of the publication of the European green deal, a draft version circulated in May suggests further renewables growth will go hand in hand with hydrogen. DNV GL has produced a study on the need for -- and the viability of -- seasonal storage in a future power system with high levels of variable renewable electricity sources (VRES).

WindPlus: US solar-storage price drops likely to slow

Windpower Monthly's brand new section takes a closer look at some of the latest developments in wind, solar and storage hybrids.

Offshore wind makes waves by splitting water

Pilot projects across Europe are looking at using renewable energy to push beyond generating electricity. Powering electrolysis to produce "green" hydrogen could help decarbonise transport and heating while using existing offshore infrastructure.

Energy cost analysis 2020: Wind is ready for zero-subsidy future

Falling hardware prices and growing investor confidence mean the economic case for wind is stronger than ever.

Developing new grid solutions for offshore wind

Last October -- for the first time since the first power plant was fired up in 1882 -- the UK generated more electricity from renewable energy than from fossil fuels, an incredible milestone. And wind power is at the forefront of this increasing mix of clean energy.