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Construction of the sprawling 3GW Chokecherry and Sierra Madre (CCSM) wind project in Wyoming has been adjusted to align turbine installation with the availability of a $3bn transmission line so the power from the two-phase site has somewhere to go.
Goldwind has agreed to supply Australia's largest plastic recycling plant with power from one of its wind farms.
The use of renewable energy in providing ancillary grid services has not been discussed in the US in great detail, until now.
Are corporate power purchase agreements the future of wind farms in Europe, or are they a short-term bubble that is about to burst?
Vestas and GE Renewable Energy have settled all disputes related to multiple claims of patent infringement, the two companies have announced.
The UK's grid has reached a "tipping point" and is now predominantly powered by zero-carbon energy sources, according to the UK's transmission system operator, National Grid.
New Mexico regulators have voted to shelve the requirement of Facebook to pay $39 million towards a new transmission line.
Ireland has published a plan to increase its reliance on renewables from 30% today to 70% by 2030 by adding 12GW of additional clean energy capacity.
With the deadline looming to start work at the end of 2019 to qualify for tax credits, building a supply chain is the priority for the nascent US offshore wind sector.
The rapidly declining cost of solar and battery-storage is changing the nature of what the renewable-energy sector can deliver.
Cheaper and more efficient energy-storage systems are set to accelerate the deployment of renewables, but solar PV is more likely than wind power to benefit from the advances in technology.
Auctions were the dominant theme in the second half of the year. Wind took a beating from solar PV in technology-neutral tenders, while low prices and permitting delays led to several onshore rounds in Germany and France being undersubscribed. Manufacturers were feeling the pressure too, with big names reporting falling revenues despite growing order books.
From auctions and acquisitions to boardroom upheavals and political wrangling, plus a few turbine launches on the way, we pick out some of the key stories from Windpower Monthly's 2018 coverage.