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AUSTRALIA: Developer Infigen will add a 25MW/52MWh lithium-ion battery to its 278.5MW Lake Bonney project in South Australia.
GERMANY: Economics minister Peter Altmaier has presented measures for expanding the grid to better integrate renewable energy sources.
WORLDWIDE: The role of corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) is driving the growth of renewables and even now affecting policy, according to a new report.
CHINA: The Qinghai province in northwest China ran entirely on wind, solar and hydropower for a nine-day period at the end of June, Goldwind has claimed.
MOROCCO: Soluna, a subsidiary of American private equity firm Brookstone Partners, is developing up to 900MW of wind energy near Dakhla, in the disputed territory of southern Morocco.
UNITED STATES: Social media giant and prolific wind purchaser Facebook has agreed a new power deal with developer EDP Renewables for a project in Indiana.
UNITED STATES: The 800MW Vineyard Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts will generate electricity for $65/MWh over the 20-year lifetime of the project, according to a letter recommending its approval.
POLAND: Vehicle manufacturer Mercedes Benz will buy electricity generated at a 45MW project in Poland to power its manufacturing facility in Jawor in the south-west of the country.
WORLDWIDE: Storage is being heralded as the answer to many of the challenges to come with the transition towards electricity systems that use increasing amounts of variable renewable energy. But what benefits do these technologies really offer to justify their high costs?
WORLDWIDE: Wind farms are now being built to produce power on a gigawatt-scale, particularly offshore, putting them on a par with large fossil-fuel power stations.
SPAIN: Acciona Energy has added a battery storage facility to one of its wind farms, allowing it to further explore grid integration and the use of wind generation to provide reserve power from its central renewables control room.
WORLDWIDE: The second half 2017 was difficult for many of the major OEMs with a drop off in the Indian market a key factor. Windpower Monthly takes a look at this trend and the other big stories from the second half of 2017.
WORLDWIDE: The first six months of 2017 pick up where 2016 had left off with further activity in the mergers and acquisition field accompanied by significant job cuts. Windpower Monthly takes a look at the biggest stories in the first half of the year