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Germany outline 20 GW offshore wind energy

Federal ministers say 500 new offshore wind turbines will be built by 2030. Germany plans to start tenders for 5 GW of new offshore wind power in 2023 and start construction in 2027, a multi-state meeting in Hannover heard yesterday. Committing to “fix the goal legally in the coming months”, Lower Saxony’s environment minister Olaf … Continue reading Germany outline 20 GW offshore wind energy

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Germany presents plan to strengthen onshore wind power

Germany’s Economy Ministry on Monday presented a schedule to help revive onshore wind turbine construction that has declined due to bureaucracy and citizens’ opposition, hampering efforts to build up renewable energy and meet climate targets. Among 18 measures to be completed in 2019 and 2020, the ministry said German states must agree to alter nighttime … Continue reading Germany presents plan to strengthen onshore wind power

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All 31 wind turbines are commissioned at Deutsche Bucht wind farm

The final of MHI Vestas’ 31 V164-8.4 MW wind turbines on monopiles are commissioned at Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, and now providing wind energy to the German grid. Germany’s renewable energy transition takes a leap forward as all 31 wind turbines at the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm are now producing wind … Continue reading All 31 wind turbines are commissioned at Deutsche Bucht wind farm

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Credit Suisse buy Arkona Offshore Wind Farm stake

Equinor (NYSE:EQNR) agrees to sell a 25% stake in Germany’s Arkona offshore wind farm to funds advised by Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners for ~€500M ($547M). EQNR will retain a 25% interest in the 60-turbine wind farm, which is operated and 50%-owned by RWE Renewables (OTCPK:RWEOY). EQNR joined the project in 2016 after acquiring the … Continue reading Credit Suisse buy Arkona Offshore Wind Farm stake

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New distance rule could rule out new onshore wind power in half of Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new “climate package” contains a raft of new measures aimed at accelerating climate action. But the package also includes a measure that would ban the building of wind farms closer than 1000 metres from residential areas. The measure would make it impossible to build wind farms in around half the country, … Continue reading New distance rule could rule out new onshore wind power in half of Germany

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Vestas wins 31 MW turnkey order in Germany

Vestas has secured a 31 MW order from Windpark Albertshof GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of the public utility Berliner Stadtwerke GmbH, for a wind park near Albertshof, Brandenburg. Vestas provides a full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solution, leveraging its extensive experience from turnkey projects globally. Apart from the supply and installation of … Continue reading Vestas wins 31 MW turnkey order in Germany

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Only 16 percent of Germans would buy an electric car

Only 16 percent of Germans planning to buy a car would opt for an electric car. In Europe, only the Czechs are more skeptical, with only 13 percent of them able to imagine an electric drive for their next car. This is the result of a current, representative survey by E.ON and KantarEMNID. Interest in … Continue reading Only 16 percent of Germans would buy an electric car

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Vestas intends to scale down their capacity at blade facilities in Germany and Denmark

Vestas continues to introduce new products to the market to lower the cost of renewable energy, meet evolving customer demand and drive the energy transition forward, bringing changes to our product portfolio at a historically high pace. To meet the manufacturing requirements of our changing product portfolio – including the introduction of our EnVentus platform … Continue reading Vestas intends to scale down their capacity at blade facilities in Germany and Denmark

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EDF Renewables acquires a significant pipeline of 300 MW wind power projects under development in Germany

EDF Renewables is announcing the acquisition of a significant wind farm projects pipeline of around 300 MW under development across Germany from Altus AG, a major player in the German wind energy sector. Altus AG will pursue the local development of these projects closely with EDF Renewables up to the construction of the future wind … Continue reading EDF Renewables acquires a significant pipeline of 300 MW wind power projects under development in Germany

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EDF Renewables acquires 300 MW of wind power projects under development in Germany

EDF Renewables is announcing the acquisition of a significant wind farm projects pipeline of around 300 MW under development across Germany from Altus AG, a major player in the German wind energy sector. Altus AG will pursue the local development of these projects closely with EDF Renewables up to the construction of the future windfarms. … Continue reading EDF Renewables acquires 300 MW of wind power projects under development in Germany

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Husum Wind trade fair underway

The 2019 Husum Wind trade fair got underway today in Husum (Schleswig-Holstein). ENERCON will be exhibiting as a strong partner for onshore wind energy projects with its team at the trade fair until Friday. In addition to product and technology innovations, it will present solutions for operators and owners to create added value for their … Continue reading Husum Wind trade fair underway

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Germany calls for consensus on wind energy

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier (CDU) sought to address the crisis currently facing the German wind industry at a wind summit in Berlin on Thursday. “We want to preserve this industry and give it a perspective for the future,” said Altmaier after the summit. In the coming months, Germany’s national and … Continue reading Germany calls for consensus on wind energy

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Nordex receives contracts for wind power projects over 195 MW from Europe

Nordex continues to benefit from its broad global market position. In addition to the recently reported wind farm projects from Spain and Scotland, the manufacturer has secured further wind turbines projects in Europe for more than 195 MW in recent weeks. Twelve different customers – including project developers, utilities and citizen wind farms – from … Continue reading Nordex receives contracts for wind power projects over 195 MW from Europe

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German Government clearly misses all three self-imposed goals associated with wind energy auctions

Within the scope of a 2.5-year study, the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the Renewable Energy Association of North Rhine-Westphalia (LEE NRW) investigated the effects of switching from fixed feed-in tariffs to auctions on the community wind sector, that is wind energy, which is owned and controlled locally by local groups. In addition to … Continue reading German Government clearly misses all three self-imposed goals associated with wind energy auctions

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Steps to put wind energy in Germany back on track

German onshore wind energy growth has collapsed with new installations now almost coming to a halt. A crisis meeting on Thursday 5 September – convened by the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs & Energy, Peter Altmaier – needs to identify urgent steps to put wind energy back on track. Germany is likely to install … Continue reading Steps to put wind energy in Germany back on track

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Vestas debuts the EnVentus wind turbines on the German wind energy market

Vestas has received an 11 MW order from long-term customer NOTUS energy Plan GmbH & Co. KG for two V150-5.6 MW wind turbines and a 25-year service contract for the Beesenberg II wind farm in Brandenburg, Eastern Germany. The wind turbines will be integrated to the already installed wind power plant Beesenberg and Lübbenow, where … Continue reading Vestas debuts the EnVentus wind turbines on the German wind energy market

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VSB and Nordex Group commission 4.5 MW wind turbine

Project developer, VSB, and turbine manufacturer, the Nordex Group, today commissioned the 238.5 metre high N149/4.0-4.5 turbine in Pustleben, Thuringia, Germany. Due to its dimensions, the system is very profitable and sets standards in terms of cost-effectiveness, even at locations with medium wind speeds. The electricity generation costs of the plant are lower than those … Continue reading VSB and Nordex Group commission 4.5 MW wind turbine

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Reaches Milestone at Deutsche Bucht

Wind turbine #31 installed in the North Sea as the company’s second German wind energy project nears completion. MHI Vestas has installed the 31st wind turbine at Northland Power’s 269 MW Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm, as the final two wind turbines of a pilot project are scheduled for installation at the site later this … Continue reading MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Reaches Milestone at Deutsche Bucht

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Germany turns to hydrogen to push energy transition

The northern German states aim to rely on hydrogen technology alongside wind power during the country’s energy transition (Energiewende), a conference of experts on green hydrogen was told here on Monday. “The north has a huge chance with its wind farms,” emphasized Enak Ferlemann, parliamentary state secretary of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport. Excess electricity … Continue reading Germany turns to hydrogen to push energy transition

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Vestas provides tailored EPC wind energy solution for challenging wind farm in Germany

An order for a 29 MW wind power plant from Avacon Natur GmbH, a subsidiary of German utility  SE,  has underlined Vestas’ ability to provide a site-specific solution for a challenging site that requires both careful planning and installation as well as measures to ensure safe operation in a busy industrial environment. The seven V136-4.2 … Continue reading Vestas provides tailored EPC wind energy solution for challenging wind farm in Germany

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