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Community Power is Most Important for the Acceptance of Wind Power

In a joint open letter to the German Minister for Economics and Energy, Peter Altmaier, the German Renewable Energies Federation BEE, the German Community Power Association BBE, the German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation DGRV and the World Wind Energy Association WWEA requested from the German government to recognise the importance of community power and include … Continue reading Community Power is Most Important for the Acceptance of Wind Power

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Sustainable mobility – on the ground, at sea and in the air

Synthetic fuels, a test field for autonomous driving and a new research aircraft – the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is focusing on interdisciplinary research projects that will enhance Germany as a location for high-technology activities. DLR’s ‘Future Technologies for Society 2030’ strategy is centred on interdisciplinary ways of working … Continue reading Sustainable mobility – on the ground, at sea and in the air

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Germany onshore wind energy growth slowed sharply in 2019

Germany saw a sharp fall in the number of new onshore wind turbines installed last year, industry groups said on Tuesday, urging the government to do more to boost numbers this year. Wind power is one of the most important drivers of Germany’s transition to renewable energy and a related target for green energy to … Continue reading Germany onshore wind energy growth slowed sharply in 2019

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Germany offshore wind power capacity reaches 7.5 GW

A total of 1,469 offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 7,516 MW feed electricity into the German offshore wind energy industry grid as of now. 160 wind turbines with a capacity of 1,111 MW were connected to the grid in 2019. According to a joint press release from country’s wind energy associations said: “Offshore … Continue reading Germany offshore wind power capacity reaches 7.5 GW

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Germany’s biggest wind energy plant has been connected to the grid

Germany’s biggest wind farm has been fully connected to the grid. According to EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG  (EnBW), its  Albatros offshore wind farm is  located roughly 100 km off the coast of Germany. “The Hohe See offshore wind farm has already been in operation since October 2019. Now its smaller neighbour Albatros is also producing … Continue reading Germany’s biggest wind energy plant has been connected to the grid

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Renewable energy’s share of Germany rose to 46% last year

Renewable energy’s share of Germany’s overall power supply mix rose by 5.4 percentage points last year to 46%, data from Europe’s biggest state-funded research and development service showed.  Europe’s biggest economy is aiming for renewables to provide 65% of its power mix by 2030. It says it will abandon nuclear energy by 2022 and is … Continue reading Renewable energy’s share of Germany rose to 46% last year

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Germany seeks to make wind energy attractive

With new ideas, the Social Democratic Party of Germany wants to get out of the deadlock in which the expansion of wind energy is. They have proposed that whoever accepts wind turbines in their neighborhood can receive a financial reward in the future.Companies like Enercon and Senvion suffer the crisis of wind power on land … Continue reading Germany seeks to make wind energy attractive

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Wind energy in Germany, PNE AG won wind farm

Wind farm developer and takeover target PNE AG won around 30 megawatts in Germany’s latest onshore wind power auction, capturing a 6% share of the total on offer. Fifty six bids were approved, of which seven were won by PNE, Germany’s network agency Bundesnetzagentur said. Other winners included ABO Wind, EnBW and MVV’s Juwi. PNE … Continue reading Wind energy in Germany, PNE AG won wind farm

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Germany wind power industry in crisis

One of the biggest hopefuls of the energy revolution has been the wind energy industry. But now in Germany, it’s facing a major setback. First Senvion, and then Enercon have both folded. It’s a huge crisis for the German wind industry. Hermann Albers, the president of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), is quite conviced that … Continue reading Germany wind power industry in crisis

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CEE Group acquires further wind farm in Germany from DunoAir

CEE Group, the Hamburg-based renewable asset manager and DunoAir, an experienced wind energy project development company based in The Netherlands, announced today that CEE has acquired the Schwalbach wind farm in Saarland in Germany from DunoAir. The acquisition increases the rated capacity of its wind power portfolio to 435 megawatts (MW). The Schwalbach wind farm … Continue reading CEE Group acquires further wind farm in Germany from DunoAir

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Wind energy overtakes lignite as Germany’s primary power source for the first time in 2019

Wind power will be Germany’s most important power source in 2019, overtaking lignite for the first time, said the German Wind Energy Association (BWE). With 118 terawatt hours (TWh), wind also reached a new record in total electricity production. The sector earned this record because it has “repeatedly demonstrated its innovative strength and entrepreneurial spirit … Continue reading Wind energy overtakes lignite as Germany’s primary power source for the first time in 2019

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Nordex receives wind energy contracts for wind farm projects over 128 MW from Europe

In November, the Nordex Group received orders totalling 128 MW from seven customers from Ireland, Germany, France and Sweden. Construction of the wind power projects will start in 2020 and 2021.  The N149/4.0-4.5, N100/3300 and N117/3600 wind turbines were in this instance the machines in demand, and this variety of wind turbines ordered once again … Continue reading Nordex receives wind energy contracts for wind farm projects over 128 MW from Europe

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North Seas Energy Ministers reinforce cooperation on offshore wind power

Energy Ministers from North Seas countries met today in Brussels and agreed their 2020 Work Programme on offshore wind energy deployment as a means of reaching climate neutrality by 2050. The 10 North Seas Energy Cooperation countries – Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK – agreed at their … Continue reading North Seas Energy Ministers reinforce cooperation on offshore wind power

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Ørsted and Covestro sign the world’s largest offshore wind energy PPA

Covestro, a world-leading supplier of high-performance polymer materials, has signed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement with Ørsted to buy the output of 100MW from the planned Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm.  Covestro, a world-leading supplier of high-performance materials headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany, has signed a 10-year indexed fixed-price agreement with Ørsted, the world-leader … Continue reading Ørsted and Covestro sign the world’s largest offshore wind energy PPA

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MHI Vestas to supply 27 V174-9.5 MW wind turbines for the 257 MW Baltic Sea wind power project

In a signing ceremony today in Copenhagen, MHI Vestas and Parkwind have signed a conditional agreement for wind turbine supply for Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. The signing is the first conditional contract for MHI Vestas to feature the V174-9.5 MW wind turbine. As a result of the challenging soil … Continue reading MHI Vestas to supply 27 V174-9.5 MW wind turbines for the 257 MW Baltic Sea wind power project

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Germany gives the green light to the Acciona opa on Nordex wind energy

The German regulator gives the green light to Acciona’s OPA over 100% of the capital of its Nordex wind turbine manufacturing subsidiary, an operation that would value this company at more than 1,100 million euros. The group of José Manuel Entrecanales was forced to launch an offer after injecting 99 million euros of liquidity to … Continue reading Germany gives the green light to the Acciona opa on Nordex wind energy

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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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