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Windpower Round-Up
Windpower Round-Up 24th October 2020

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November 2020
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November's edition of Windpower Monthly - a special report into wind turbine technology - published in a digital format due to Covid-19 restrictions in the UK.
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This week's top stories

Australia backs 26GW wind and solar-powered green hydrogen hub
The Australian government has agreed to ease the permitting processes and aid investment of a 26GW wind and solar-powered hydrogen and ammonia complex in Western Australia
  Australia backs 26GW wind and solar-powered green hydrogen hub
 
Fires at wind farms 'underreported over fears of reputational damage'
Poor data and lack of rigorous and transparent reporting around blazes raise concerns operators are left guessing over protection, according to an expert report
  Fires at wind farms 'underreported over fears of reputational damage'
 
New Suzlon CEO bullish on Indian renewables growth
Suzlon has appointed Ashwani Kumar — a 30-year power sector veteran — as its new CEO
  New Suzlon CEO bullish on Indian renewables growth
 
Vestas turbines halted following lightning storm
Vestas and MidAmerican Energy are investigating the causes of a turbine breakdown at an Iowa wind farm
  Vestas turbines halted following lightning storm
 
Goldwind unveils onshore turbines at conference amid pandemic
Goldwind launched two new onshore wind turbines – the GW165-3.6/4.0MW and GW165-5.XMW – at China Wind Power 2020 conference in Beijing
  Goldwind unveils onshore turbines at conference amid pandemic
 
'Almost no birds die in collisions' with wind turbine blades, research finds
Danish study shows both pink-footed geese and cranes from a population of about 30,000 animals avoided collisions at the Klim wind farm
  'Almost no birds die in collisions' with wind turbine blades, research finds
 
Transcript in full: What Trump and Biden said on wind in the final US presidential debate
In the last roll of the dice over who becomes the next US President, the Republican and Democratic candidates at last found a few minutes to argue over wind power
  Transcript in full: What Trump and Biden said on wind in the final US presidential debate
 
Insight report: The 40 most promising wind turbine designs that fell short of expectations – 31-40
A look at 40 key innovative wind turbines developed during the past 25 years that ultimately failed to become a success as a commercial serial product
  Insight report: The 40 most promising wind turbine designs that fell short of expectations – 31-40
 
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Floating offshore wind: huge UK opportunity… but we must act now
ORE Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence celebrated its first birthday this month. Windpower Monthly caught up with the centre’s programme manager, Ralph Torr, to find out more.
  Floating offshore wind: huge UK opportunity… but we must act now
 

Windpower Intelligence


The latest project updates

USA: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ 162.2MW Bearkat II in Glasscock County, Texas, has commenced operations. Co-developed with Tri Global Energy, it comprises 47 V126-3.45 MW turbines.

BRAZIL: Goldwind will supply 18 of its 4S platform turbines, to CGN Brasil Energia’s 82.8MW Lagoa do Barro extension project in Piauí. Delivery is scheduled for 2021.

POLAND: The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) will each provide PLN 184m (€42m), to finance the construction and operation of four wind farms near Poznan. Jarocin Kozmin, Jarocin Wschod, Krotoszyn and Slupca Kolaczkowo are being developed by wpd. Together, they will provide 102.5MW

FRANCE: The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has acquired the 43MW Haut Vannier project. Developed by Envision and Velocita, it is under construction at a site in Haute-Marne, around 65km north-east of Dijon. The 17 Envision 2.5MW E-131 turbines should become operational in Q1 2022.


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