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Windpower Daily 21st April 2019

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Today's news
Senvion secures €100m 'breathing space'
Turbine manufacturer Senvion has agreed a €100 million loan from its existing lenders, giving the company a lifeline as it navigates its administration process.
  Senvion secures €100m 'breathing space'
 
Wind represents 61% of European investments in 2018
The wind energy sector spent a record €65 billion in Europe last year, accounting for more than 60% of all investments in new power assets in 2018, according to new analysis.
  Wind represents 61% of European investments in 2018
 
Conservatives against 'uneconomic wind' win in Alberta
The United Conservative Party has been elected to office in Alberta, pledging not to proceed with the province's fourth auction round for renewables.
  Conservatives against 'uneconomic wind' win in Alberta
 
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A tour around Ingeteam's testing facility
PARTNER CONTENT: In the third and final part of our video series, Ingeteam took Windpower TV on a tour around their testing facility in Bilbao, Spain.
  A tour around Ingeteam's testing facility
 
How are lidar systems transforming offshore wind farm development?
PARTNER CONTENT: Accuracy, savings and managed risk. Download the report here.
  How are lidar systems transforming offshore wind farm development?
 

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Popular on Windpower Monthly this month
Vestas installed 20% of new turbines in 2018
One in five wind turbines installed in 2018 was produced by Vestas, as consolidation among top suppliers deepened, according to analysis by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
 
 
 
Race to market guides SGRE 10MW technology picks
EXCLUSIVE: In order to offer its new 10MW offshore turbine commercially by 2022, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) must install the prototype this autumn. Eize de Vries speaks exclusively to the company's technical experts about the development process.
 
 
 
Storage to 'become necessary' in the next five years
The US and China will dominate the roll-out of storage capacity to 2024, as the sector is expected to grow 13-fold by 2024, according to the latest research by Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables (WMPR).
 
 
 
Domestic firms win all 6GW of China's first subsidy-free site
State-owned energy firm State Power Investment Corporation (Spic) awarded the full 6GW of subsidy-free capacity to local suppliers, leaving out western OEMs entirely.
 
 
 
Saudi Arabia to 'lead Middle Eastern wind power'
Saudi Arabia is due to become the Middle East's largest wind power market in the next decade, according to new analysis, with the desert kingdom accounting for nearly half of new additions in the region by 2028.
 
 
 


TENDER WATCH
The shift to auctions is having a profound effect on the industry across the entire supply chain and servicing. This interactive table monitors where auctions are taking place, the prices seen in those markets and who the winners are. 

In depth
Snapshot: Vestas 4.2MW V150 prototype now supplying power
Vestas has rounded off its 4MW onshore platform range, first revealed in June 2017, with the installation of the low-wind V150-4.2MW protoype at the Østerild test site in Denmark.
  Snapshot: Vestas 4.2MW V150 prototype now supplying power
 
WindEconomics: Oil giant points to rapid wind growth
BP has just published the 2019 edition of its annual Energy Outlook. This shows renewables -- excluding hydro -- could become the largest power source by 2040, growing from its current 4% share of primary energy to just under 30% by 2040 under the report's "rapid transition" scenario.
  WindEconomics: Oil giant points to rapid wind growth
 
Are Norway's fuel giants serious about committing to renewable energy?
Norway's economy and wealth is built on the oil and gas sector, making it vulnerable to falling oil prices and a global shift from fossil fuels to renewable energies. Windpower Monthly looks at how state-owned Equinor and Statkraft are responding -- are they truly diversifying or just paying lip service?
  Are Norway's fuel giants serious about committing to renewable energy?
 
Top 5 offshore developers
As offshore wind begins to take a foothold and have a measurable impact on electricity markets, Windpower Monthly looks at the major players in the industry today, and their plans for growth in new and existing markets up to the mid-2020s.
  Top 5 offshore developers
 
WindEconomics: Wind and PV beat coal and gas in Australia
A report by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia compares the generating costs of all electricity-generating technologies currently in use, plus nuclear, not currently utilised in the country. The work was carried out in conjunction with the Australian Energy Market Operator.
  WindEconomics: Wind and PV beat coal and gas in Australia
 

News in brief

GERMANY: RWE secures a new €5 billion credit line replacing an existing €3 billion agreement as it prepares to acquire the renewables activities of E.on and Innogy. The new line consists of two tranches, with terms of two and five years. It will be provided by 27 international banks.


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