UK: LM Wind Power's 88.4-metre blade has been delivered to the ORE Catapult test facility in Blyth, northeast England, to undergo testing as part of a EU-funded research project.
UK: The CEO of developer ScottishPower Renewables has been promoted to lead parent company ScottishPower, with Lindsay McQuade made the new chief of the green power business.
UK: Wind investment firm Greencoat's income increased in 2017 as it acquired stakes in an additional ten projects.
UK: The government's InnovateUK fund will invest £19 million in projects offering solutions to improve autonomous subsea or subsurface inspections and monitoring systems for offshore projects.
UK: Swedish developer Vattenfall will deploy high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cables at its Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas projects, the company has announced.
UK: A specialist helicopter has been used in Scotland to install lightweight composite poles that will support transmission lines connecting a wind project to the national grid.
EUROPE: Co-locating ground-mounted solar projects at wind farms looks like the perfect match.
EUROPE: The battle between Siemens and MHI-Vestas (MV) for supremacy in the offshore market is intensifying as both firms took preferred supplier status with major orders.
UK: Amber Rudd has been named the new secretary of state for energy and climate change following the election victory for the Conservative Party. However, the result could set back to development of onshore wind in England.
UK: A Freedom of Information request to the UK government by Windpower Monthly over Green Port Hull negotiations has lifted the lid on difficult talks with Siemens.
UK: In 18 months, August 2016 to be exact, Enercon's European "storm control" patent will expire. But that has not stopped the company from heading for a UK court hearing in June to press a charge of alleged infringement by Siemens and its customers.
EUROPE: Strong winds in Germany on 16 February 2014 led to plummeting wholesale electricity spot market prices on the German/French spot electricity exchange, giving just EUR 14.5-17.9/MWh for the German region and EUR 20.0-20.7/MWh for France.