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Permitting issues behind yet another under-subscribed German onshore wind energy auction round

Just 208 MW worth of wind farm projects won capacity in the latest German onshore wind auction results released today. A total of 650 MW was on offer. The amount of capacity allocated in German onshore wind auctions has been falling consistently. From 71% of the total capacity on offer in February 2019, it then … Continue reading Permitting issues behind yet another under-subscribed German onshore wind energy auction round

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Vestas wins 41 MW wind power order in Germany for expansion of one of the world’s largest citizen-owned wind farms

Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge GmbH & Co. KG has placed an order for 12 V112-3.45 MW wind turbines for the expansion of a citizen-owned wind farm in Schleswig-Holstein. With this order, the wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 210 MW with the possibility of a further expansion up to 300 MW in the coming … Continue reading Vestas wins 41 MW wind power order in Germany for expansion of one of the world’s largest citizen-owned wind farms

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Siemens Gamesa begins operation of its innovative electrothermal energy storage system

In a world first, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has today begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system (ETES). During the opening ceremony, Energy State Secretary Andreas Feicht, Hamburg’s First Mayor Peter Tschentscher, Siemens Gamesa CEO Markus Tacke and project partners Hamburg Energie GmbH and Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) welcomed the achievement … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa begins operation of its innovative electrothermal energy storage system

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Wind power: MHI Vestas Installs First wind Turbine at Deutsche Bucht wind farm in Germany

Installation is underway at Northland Power’s Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm as MHI Vestas and other installation partners have successfully installed the first of 33 wind turbines. Deutsche Bucht, located 95 km northwest of the island of Borkum in the German North Sea, will be powered by 33 V164-8.4 MW turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore … Continue reading Wind power: MHI Vestas Installs First wind Turbine at Deutsche Bucht wind farm in Germany

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Commercial operations passed to Ørsted as MHI Vestas preps for next German wind energy project

MHI Vestas and Ørsted are celebrating the handover of 56 V164-8.3 MW wind turbines, marking the official inauguration of the most powerful wind turbines in the German offshore wind power market. “Offshore wind energy is a reliable cornerstone for a successful energy transition,” said Volker Malmen, Managing Director for Ørsted in Germany. “With MHI Vestas’ … Continue reading Commercial operations passed to Ørsted as MHI Vestas preps for next German wind energy project

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GWEC becomes exclusive Global Partner of WindEnergy Hamburg until 2024

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and WindEnergy Hamburg are extending and expanding their cooperation, as GWEC becomes the exclusive Global Partner of the world’s leading wind industry expo until the end of the year 2024. An agreement between Claus Ulrich Selbach, Business Unit Director at Hamburg Messe und Congress, and Ben Backwell, CEO of … Continue reading GWEC becomes exclusive Global Partner of WindEnergy Hamburg until 2024

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Germany’s offshore wind energy supply chain under pressure

The German offshore wind energy supply chain is under real pressure. A lack of auctions – the last one was in April 2018 and no more are scheduled until 2021 – and a disappointing perspective for future auction volumes to 2030 means their order books are drying up and it’s unclear when and how they … Continue reading Germany’s offshore wind energy supply chain under pressure

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Enel Green Power, Enertrag, Leclanché inaugurate 22 MW Cremzow battery energy storage system in Germany

The construction of the battery energy storage system (BESS) involved an investment of approx. 17 million euros and it is contributing to German network’s stability providing frequency regulation services to the country’s Primary Control Reserve market. Enel’s subsidiary Enel Green Power Germany (EGP Germany), the German renewable energy company ENERTRAG and the Switzerland-based energy storage … Continue reading Enel Green Power, Enertrag, Leclanché inaugurate 22 MW Cremzow battery energy storage system in Germany

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ABB wins contract for DolWin5 offshore wind energy connection

Under the triple digit million-euro contract, ABB will provide high voltage direct current (HDVC) technology for the project, which will deliver 900MW of 100% clean electricity, enough to power nearly 1 million homes, generated from three offshore wind farms nearly 100km off of the German coast. DolWin5 is scheduled to come online in 2024. The … Continue reading ABB wins contract for DolWin5 offshore wind energy connection

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Collapse in wind energy jeopardises German renewables targets

The growth of onshore wind power is collapsing in Germany, jeopardising both German and EU renewables targets. Germany installed just 134 MW of new onshore wind farms in the first quarter of 2019 – the country’s worst first quarter for onshore wind turbines installations since 2000.   Germany is likely to install a total of … Continue reading Collapse in wind energy jeopardises German renewables targets

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German wind energy, solar power capacity grows 448 MW in March

Germany’s solar energy capacity grew by 350 MW in March, while wind power growth amounted to 98 MW, of which 42 MW were offshore wind energy, data from regulator BNA showed on Tuesday. The nation’s total solar capacity was currently 47.2 GW, with wind energy at around 53.2 GW, according BNA and Montel calculations. German … Continue reading German wind energy, solar power capacity grows 448 MW in March

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Angela Merkel and Kjell Børge Freiberg opened Arkona offshore wind farm

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and Norwegian petroleum and energy minister Kjell-Børge Freiberg opened the Arkona offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea in Mukran on the German island of Rügen today. Arkona is operated by the Germany company E.ON in collaboration with Equinor, and the formal opening of the project was hosted by the … Continue reading Angela Merkel and Kjell Børge Freiberg opened Arkona offshore wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa installs Arkona offshore wind power plant in Germany

Construction works and installation of 60 SWT-6.0-154 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 385 MW sets new standards in German Baltic Sea. On April 16, 2019, the Arkona offshore wind power plant was officially opened by owners E.ON and Equinor in the German Baltic Sea. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) carried out construction … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa installs Arkona offshore wind power plant in Germany

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GE Renewable Energy secures first Cypress wind power order with Prowind

This is the first order of the Cypress platform, the largest onshore wind turbine for GE in the field. Three Cypress units will be installed in the Bavaria region in South Germany. The two-piece blade design is ideally suited to reduce transportation costs and ease maneuvering at site GE Renewable Energy announced today that it … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy secures first Cypress wind power order with Prowind

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German onshore wind energy auction under-subscribed

Just 476 MW worth of wind farm projects won capacity in the latest German onshore wind power auction. A total of 700 MW was on offer.   The average price of bids was €61/MWh. This was slightly lower than the previous auction in October 2018 (€63/MWh) but higher than May 2018’s €57/MWh. The problem is … Continue reading German onshore wind energy auction under-subscribed

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IKEA buys 25 percent of Germany’s second-biggest offshore wind farm

Ingka Group, the owner of most IKEA stores, said on Wednesday it had bought a 25 percent stake in Germany’s second-biggest offshore wind farm as part of a strategy to reach its sustainability targets. The world’s biggest furniture retailer said in a statement it paid more than 200 million euros ($226 million) for a stake … Continue reading IKEA buys 25 percent of Germany’s second-biggest offshore wind farm

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Iberdrola selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany

The offshore wind farm will have 476 MW installed capacity. Pioneering V174-9.5 MW from MHI Vestas wind turbine to be used, allowing sharp cut in cost of electricity. The two companies will work together on exclusivity terms until the final supply contract is signed. Germany is one of Iberdrola’s strategic markets for offshore wind energy … Continue reading Iberdrola selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany

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MHI Vestas named as Preferred Supplier for 476 MW Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany by Iberdrola

MHI Vestas will supply up to 52 V174-9.5 MW wind turbines for the Iberdrola offshore wind energy project, the first commercial offshore wind farm to feature the V174 wind turbine. Iberdrola has named MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred wind turbine supplier for the 476 MW Baltic Eagle wind power project in German waters of … Continue reading MHI Vestas named as Preferred Supplier for 476 MW Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany by Iberdrola

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German wind energy industry worries about public resistance

Following a sharp drop in new onshore wind power installations in Germany in 2018, the industry warns that mounting resistance against new turbines endangers a sufficient supply of renewable energy demanded by industry and national climate targets. New capacity additions fell 55 percent to 2.4 gigawatts (GW) in 2018, mainly due to projects that won … Continue reading German wind energy industry worries about public resistance

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Germany aims 20 GW offshore wind energy by 2030

According to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, the offshore wind power industry has invested more than 15 billion euros since 2013. According to the figures published by Deutsche WindGuard, 1,305 offshore wind turbines with a total output of 6,382 MW (megawatts) fed into the grid in 2018. In this period, 136 new wind … Continue reading Germany aims 20 GW offshore wind energy by 2030

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