TPI Composites is an only independent manufacturer of composite wind blades with a global footprint

On 30 May, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an order to further extend the lockdown until 30 June 2020, their will be an ease of lockdown restrictions under the country’s re-opening strategy, beginning with Unlock Phase 1. All activities that were prohibited  previously will be opened in areas outside Containment Zones in a … Continue reading TPI Composites is an only independent manufacturer of composite wind blades with a global footprint

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Lockdown 5.0: Restrictions continue to disrupt wind power project development India

On 30 May, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an order to further extend the lockdown until 30 June 2020, their will be an ease of lockdown restrictions under the country’s re-opening strategy, beginning with Unlock Phase 1. All activities that were prohibited  previously will be opened in areas outside Containment Zones in a … Continue reading Lockdown 5.0: Restrictions continue to disrupt wind power project development India

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South Africa lifts wind energy project construction shutdown

South Africa went into a 21-day national lockdown starting on  27 March 2020, which was subsequently extended until the end of April. Under the new district-based lockdown, gradually a three-phased approach has been adopted to begin re-opening the country from 1 May. During the first phase of the lockdown measures, while supply and maintenance of … Continue reading South Africa lifts wind energy project construction shutdown

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Germany extends wind power project execution deadline

In lieu of a complete lockdown, Germany issued stringent restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus through social distancing measures, closure of border, schools, and non-essential businesses on 22 March. The government announced further easing of containment measures with the exact timeline to be determined at state level on 6 May, with re-opening being … Continue reading Germany extends wind power project execution deadline

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The US Internal Revenue Service (ISR) extends project execution deadline for 2016 and 2017 wind energy projects

On 27 May, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it will provide one additional year of safe harbour flexibility for wind power projects that began construction in 2016 and 2017, in order to address the significant short-term challenges for these projects due to COVID-19.   Following the Production Tax Credit (PTC) five-year phase-out schedule … Continue reading The US Internal Revenue Service (ISR) extends project execution deadline for 2016 and 2017 wind energy projects

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Vestas secures service agreements for Senvion wind turbines across three wind farms in Australia

In partnership with global energy producer EDL, Vestas has secured service agreements for the three Australian wind farms of Coober Pedy in South Australia, Cullerin Range in New South Wales and Wonthaggi in Victoria. Leveraging its world-class multibrand capabilities, Vestas will deliver the maintenance of 23 Senvion MM82 and MM92-2.05 MW wind turbines across the … Continue reading Vestas secures service agreements for Senvion wind turbines across three wind farms in Australia

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Renewable energy costs plummet according to IRENA

Solar and wind power technologies keep getting cheaper. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released a report earlier this week detailing just how much the cost of developing renewable energy has become.  Diving right into the numbers, IRENA notes that solar photovoltaics (PV) prices have fallen a whopping 82% since 2010 while concentrated solar power … Continue reading Renewable energy costs plummet according to IRENA

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Iberdrola advances green recovery by commissioning first major wind energy complex in Spain since the health crisis

On World Environment Day, the company’s largest wind power complex in Spain since 2012 begins to operate. Iberdrola has begun operating its Cavar wind power complex in the Spanish region of Navarre, the first major wind farm commissioned in Spain since the health crisis. With an installed capacity of 111 megawatts (MW), it is also … Continue reading Iberdrola advances green recovery by commissioning first major wind energy complex in Spain since the health crisis

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Enercon secures long-term financing

ENERCON has secured long-term fi nancing with its banks and the Aloys Wobben Stiftung. As well as an existing credit, the agreement also covers a new guarantee facility. This in particular enables ENERCON to provide the guarantees necessary in other countries for large-scale onshore projects there. In addition, it is also planned that the external … Continue reading Enercon secures long-term financing

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Total Enters into a Giant Offshore Wind Farm Project in Scottish North Sea

Total has entered into an agreement with SSE Renewables, to acquire a 51% stake in the Seagreen 1 offshore wind farm project for an upfront payment at closing of 70m£ and earn-outs up to 60m£ in aggregate subject to performance conditions. The 1,140 megawatts (MW) project has reached simultaneously a final investment decision and financial … Continue reading Total Enters into a Giant Offshore Wind Farm Project in Scottish North Sea

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Wind energy industry ready to deliver Europe’s green recovery

On 3 June, WindEurope participated in a press conference with co-organiser Hamburg Messe und Congress on the decision to postpone WindEnergy Hamburg until 1-4 December. Originally, WindEnergy Hamburg was to take place from 22 to 25 September 2020. Hamburg Messe und Congress and WindEurope are planning to adapt the event concept in a roundtable with … Continue reading Wind energy industry ready to deliver Europe’s green recovery

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Wind energy wins lion’s share in Italian renewable energy auction

Wind power won 406 MW of the 425 MW awarded in an undersubscribed auction – 500 MW were on offer. The primary reason for the undersubscription is Italy’s cumbersome and lengthy permitting process. Besides the challenges with permitting, the auction was also undersubscribed because repowering projects were not allowed to bid. This is significant. Italy … Continue reading Wind energy wins lion’s share in Italian renewable energy auction

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Vestas wins order for V155-3.3 MW wind turbines in China

Vestas has secured a 50 MW wind power order from new customer China Three Gorge Renewables (CTG Renewables), one of China’s biggest renewable energy developers, for the 50 MW wind farm Juye I in Heze, Shandong province in China. The order includes supply of 15 V155-3.3 MW wind turbines with 142m towers, as well as … Continue reading Vestas wins order for V155-3.3 MW wind turbines in China

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Vattenfall gives green light to world’s largest offshore wind energy project

Vattenfall has taken final investment decision for Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 proceeding with the construction of what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.  With its installed capacity of 1,500 MW, the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm will be the largest of its kind worldwide, when fully operational in 2023. It will have … Continue reading Vattenfall gives green light to world’s largest offshore wind energy project

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“You’ve got to pay for the right to build offshore wind power.” What?!

Yes, that’s what Germany is proposing. If two or more companies bid to build a wind farm purely on income from the electricity market, then Berlin thinks whoever offers to pay the government more should build it. Germany already allows “zero bidding” where you earn the market price. And that’s bad enough. The costs of … Continue reading “You’ve got to pay for the right to build offshore wind power.” What?!

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Nordex Group posts Brazil wind power order for 90 MW

Nordex has received an order from its new customer, COPEL – Companhia Paranaense de Energia, for the supply and construction of 26 AW132/3465 wind turbines in Brazil. The order also includes the Servicing of the machines, with a contract term of 20 years. The 90 MW wind farm “Jandaíra Copel” will be built in the … Continue reading Nordex Group posts Brazil wind power order for 90 MW

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Vestas secures 226 MW order for five wind energy projects in Russia

Vestas has received a 226 MW order for five wind energy projects in Russia from WEDF (Wind Energy Development Fund), a joint investment fund created on a parity basis by PJSC Fortum and JSC RUSNANO. With this fifth order from its framework agreement with RUSNANO and Fortum to supply wind energy solutions in Russia, Vestas … Continue reading Vestas secures 226 MW order for five wind energy projects in Russia

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U.S. Renewable and Clean Energy Industries Set Sights on Market Majority

For the first time, the American wind energy, solar, hydropower, and storage associations have come together to announce a shared vision of renewables reaching a majority of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. Within a decade, more than half of the electricity generated in the U.S. will come from clean, renewable resources supported by energy storage, … Continue reading U.S. Renewable and Clean Energy Industries Set Sights on Market Majority

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Wind energy in Sweden, Enercon’s wind turbines for a wind farm

Swiss investor acquires majority share of 63 x E-138 EP3 wind turbines large-scale Markbygden Phase II wind power project. ENERCON has gained the Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (CSEIP) as a majority shareholder for the ‘northern part’ of the Markbygden II project, a large-scale onshore wind energy project in Sweden. The Swiss investor is … Continue reading Wind energy in Sweden, Enercon’s wind turbines for a wind farm

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Greenalia drives its first offshore wind power plant in Gran Canaria

GREENALIA will promote its first floating offshore wind energy installation in Gran Canaria, for which it has already begun its processing. This is the 50 MW GOFIO wind farm located in the Southeast of the Island of Gran Canaria, in front of the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and very close to the port … Continue reading Greenalia drives its first offshore wind power plant in Gran Canaria

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