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Windpower Round-Up
Windpower Round-Up 10th August 2020

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August 2020
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This week's top stories

GE sues Siemens Gamesa over variable-speed patent
GE has filed a complaint against rival manufacturer Siemens Gamesa's turbines
 
 
 
Dongfang fast-tracks direct-drive designs for onshore and offshore
In-depth technology analysis of China's most powerful operating turbine by Eize de Vries
 
 
 
Vestas hits 100GW of wind turbines under service
Vestas described its service division as a "highly profitable business with an even more promising outlook"
 
 
 
‘Robot scarecrow’ sees dramatic drop in wind farm seabird poo
Scaring seabirds away from substations can stop offshore wind infrastructure from being defecated on, according to a study
 
 
 
Ireland awards 480MW to wind in first green auction
Ireland has taken a ‘big step’ with its first clean energy tender, but prices can be cut further, claims the national wind energy association
 
 
 
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The latest project updates

UK: Additional information has been submitted to the Scottish Government, regarding the 308MW Sanquhar II project. Community Windpower is planning the 44-turbine development as an extension of its operational 32.4MW Sanquhar wind farm.

USA: Facebook has agreed a 170MW PPA, with Apex Clean Energy’s 300MW Lincoln Land Wind. Planned for a site in Illinois, it is expected online in 2021.

NORWAY: Aker Offshore Wind is looking to develop two projects in the North Sea off Norway. The 500MW Vestavindar and 1,200MW Sønnavindar are planned for sites in the Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II areas. License applications may be submitted from 2021.

 


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