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Windpower Daily 20th November 2018

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Solar beats wind again in second German tender
GERMANY: Industry associations have called for an end to technology-neutral tenders after, once again, solar projects secured 100% of the capacity when competing against wind.
  Solar beats wind again in second German tender
 
US grid designed for 'yesterday's technologies'
UNITED STATES: Outdated wholesale market rules in the US are preventing full participation by renewable energy, including wind power, according to a new report by consultancy firm Grid Strategies.
  US grid designed for 'yesterday's technologies'
 
Repowering boosted UK projects' capacity by 171%
UK: The UK could benefit from an additional 5.5GW of capacity through repowering of onshore projects approaching the end of the 25-year licences, new research from Cardiff University suggested.
  Repowering boosted UK projects' capacity by 171%
 
Mitsubushi to monitor Japanese battery
JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will monitor and control battery and power conditioners for energy storage systems capable of enabling about 600MW of wind turbines to be connected to the grid.
  Mitsubushi to monitor Japanese battery
 
Top stories from the past five days
Global capacity could total 980GW by 2027
WORLDWIDE: Global wind capacity will grow by more than 90% between the end of 2017 and 2027, reaching a cumulative capacity of 980GW, according to new research by Fitch Solutions and Macro Research.
 
 
 
Electricity subsidies 'in doubt' across EU after ruling
EUROPE: The future of electricity capacity mechanisms across Europe have been put into question after a court ruling led to the suspension of the UK's €6.3bn security of supply energy auction, campaigners said.
 
 
 
Germany's renewables act revision flatters to deceive
GERMANY: The latest revision of the renewable energy act, expected to take effect in early 2019, will add new auctions to next year's onshore wind calendar, but it is not as good as it looks.
 
 
 
E.on to build 475MW Swedish project
SWEDEN: E.on will install a 475MW wind farm in central Sweden, the utility-developer has announced.
 
 
 
Finland launches 1.4TWh auction
FINLAND: The Finnish Energy Agency has launched a technology-neutral renewable energy tender, inviting bids from wind, solar, biomass, biogas and wave generators before the end of the year.
 
 
 

GLOBAL REGIONS AND COUNTRY PROFILE PAGES
Take a look at our new sortable list of wind power capacities from around the world. Then take a deeper dive into your chosen country with our new market-specific pages with confidence ratings and the latest developments. 


WPM TV at Wind Energy Hamburg

Digitalisation 'boosts transparency', Romo Wind believes
HAMBURG 2018: The wind power industry faces a "cultural challenge" in sharing data, Romo Wind CEO Jan Nikolaisen told Windpower TV.
  Digitalisation 'boosts transparency', Romo Wind believes
 
'Not enough corporate PPAs to go round', says BVG
HAMBURG 2018: Windpower TV spoke to Neil Douglas, director at BVG Associates about tenders and auctions.
  'Not enough corporate PPAs to go round', says BVG
 

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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
Reflections from WindEnergy Hamburg 2018
GERMANY: High-torque gearbox development, the mystery of the missing ministers, the death-knell sounds for pure-play OEMs, and the clout of the oil companies -- the Windpower Monthly team reflects on the news, product announcements and debates from the industry's biggest event.
  Reflections from WindEnergy Hamburg 2018
 
Windtech: Wind-power generation with CO2 harvesting
GERMANY: A German consultancy promises to make wind power even greener. Eize de Vries talks to company founder Jörg Spitzner about Blancair, its innovative wind-turbine concept unveiled to an invited audience at WindEnergy Hamburg.
  Windtech: Wind-power generation with CO2 harvesting
 
WindEconomics: Wind and solar cross a 'new threshold'
WORLDWIDE: Last month we looked at research suggesting that wind is at a crossroads, and another recent report confirms this.
  WindEconomics: Wind and solar cross a 'new threshold'
 
Big Pic: Suzlon installs 140-metre hybrid tower
INDIA: Competitive tendering and low wind speeds are driving the push to tall towers and long blades in India. Suzlon is now testing its latest S120 2.1MW model on a new 140-metre hybrid tower.
  Big Pic: Suzlon installs 140-metre hybrid tower
 
Mixing it up -- how wind and solar can work together
WORLDWIDE: As technology costs come down, combining wind, solar and energy storage looks like the way to integrate renewables at least cost.
  Mixing it up -- how wind and solar can work together
 

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