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Wind power and photovoltaic installations increase in China in the first quarter

China’s installed capacity for power generation from wind and photovoltaics rose in the first quarter, which analysts attributed to rising domestic demand as China pursues sustainable development. Analysts refuted accusations of “overcapacity” recently spread by some Western countries, noting that such increases in new energy installations demonstrated China’s efforts to meet its commitment to achieve … Continue reading Wind power and photovoltaic installations increase in China in the first quarter

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Australia’s biggest wind power and photovoltaic auction set for May

The federal government has confirmed that the biggest tender for renewables ever held in Australia – for six gigawatts of wind and solar – will be held in May and the focus will be on NSW, where more than one third of the capacity will be reserved. The auction will be the first since federal … Continue reading Australia’s biggest wind power and photovoltaic auction set for May

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Inox Wind receives order for supply of 210 MW wind turbines from Hero Future Energies

Inox Wind said the order is for its state-of-the-art 3 MW wind turbine generators (WTGs) and the scope comprises equipment supply with certain add-on services. Additionally, Inox Wind will also provide post commissioning multi-year operations and maintenance services. The WTGs will be supplied to HFE from the third quarter of fiscal year 2025 (FY25) onwards … Continue reading Inox Wind receives order for supply of 210 MW wind turbines from Hero Future Energies

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Major Global Utilities Announce Joint Intent to Scale Renewable Capacity by 2.5 times to 2030

The Utilities for Net Zero Alliance (UNEZA) adopted the UNEZA Roadmap to 2030, which targets a total increase of renewable energy capacity within their portfolios to 749GW by 2030*, an increase of 2.5 times relative to 2023. Alliance members’ joint renewables ambition was announced alongside a grid infrastructure action plan. The plan, revealed at the … Continue reading Major Global Utilities Announce Joint Intent to Scale Renewable Capacity by 2.5 times to 2030

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China widens wind power lead with new generation record

China’s wind farms produced over 100 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity in March, the highest monthly total ever by a single country and as much as all of Europe and North America combined, data from energy think tank Ember shows. he production total was 25% more than during the same month in 2023, and helps … Continue reading China widens wind power lead with new generation record

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Statkraft supplies hydropower and wind power to Deutsche Bahn

Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable power, and Deutsche Bahn have concluded further power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the supply of green power from hydropower and onshore wind farms. From the beginning of 2027 to the end of 2034, Statkraft will supply green electricity from hydropower directly to Deutsche Bahn from its two run-of-river power … Continue reading Statkraft supplies hydropower and wind power to Deutsche Bahn

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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners completes acquisition of New York onshore wind development portfolio

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), acting on behalf of its flagship fund, CI V, today announced the successful acquisition of Liberty Renewables, a 1.3 GW portfolio of onshore wind projects in New York. Established in 2019, Liberty Renewables (“Liberty”) owns a portfolio of greenfield renewable energy projects in New York. With a robust pipeline of approximately … Continue reading Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners completes acquisition of New York onshore wind development portfolio

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Enercon reaches 1 GW of installed wind power in Spain

Enercon celebrates an event in Gran Canaria to commemorate 1 GW of installed power in Spain, sharing its story about a long journey. The event, organized in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, was held to celebrate Enercon reaching the milestone of 1 GW of installed power with 66% of the market share in the Canary … Continue reading Enercon reaches 1 GW of installed wind power in Spain

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Nordex begins wind turbine order intake of 2.1 GW of wind in the first quarter of 2024

Nordex recorded an order intake of 338 wind turbines with a total capacity of 2,086 MW in the first quarter of 2024 (Q1 2023: 1,021 MW). The average sales price in euros per megawatt of capacity (ASP) amounted to 0.85 million euros/MW (first quarter of 2023: 0.90 million euros/MW). The Nordex Group received orders from … Continue reading Nordex begins wind turbine order intake of 2.1 GW of wind in the first quarter of 2024

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Record year for wind energy shows momentum but highlights need for policy-driven action

The global wind industry installed a record 117GW of new capacity in 2023, making it the best year ever for new wind energy. Despite a turbulent political and macroeconomic environment, the wind industry is entering a new era of accelerated growth driven by increased political ambition, manifested in the historic COP28 adoption of a target … Continue reading Record year for wind energy shows momentum but highlights need for policy-driven action

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Curtailment of wind power and photovoltaic increase 219% as of March in Chile

Energy losses increase and reach more than 18% of the country’s wind and solar production in the first quarter The so-called energy discharges increased by 219% in the first three months of the year and already represent more than 54% of everything that was lost in 2023. The lack of growth in demand and gaps … Continue reading Curtailment of wind power and photovoltaic increase 219% as of March in Chile

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Nordex receives order for 80 MW of wind power from Borusan EnBW Enerji in Türkiye

At the end of March, the Nordex Group received an order to supply 14 N163/5.X wind turbines from Borusan EnBW Enerji, a leading developer and operator of wind energy projects in Türkiye. The Delta4000 series turbines are projected for the 80 MW Pelit wind farm in the Sivas Province. The contract also includes a Premium … Continue reading Nordex receives order for 80 MW of wind power from Borusan EnBW Enerji in Türkiye

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GWEC statement on fostering a fair, open, and transparent trade environment for global wind energy

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the representative voice for the global wind industry, notes the announcement from the European Commission on 9 April that it will launch an enquiry into Chinese turbine suppliers under the new Foreign Subsidies Regulation. It is not a matter for GWEC to comment on any ongoing enquiry under the … Continue reading GWEC statement on fostering a fair, open, and transparent trade environment for global wind energy

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Construction starts in Rhenish lignite area – RWE builds Aldenhoven wind farm

A new wind farm is being built in the Rhenish lignite area. The ground is being prepared, the construction site is being set up and road works are beginning. RWE is erecting six wind turbines with a total output of 34.2 megawatts (MW) on recultivated areas of the Inden opencast mine in the Düren district. … Continue reading Construction starts in Rhenish lignite area – RWE builds Aldenhoven wind farm

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Juan Virgilio Márquez: “European wind energy cannot compete in prices with the subsidized Chinese industry”

The climate emergency and the war in Ukraine (due to the desire not to depend on Russian gas) have accelerated the economic opportunities of renewable energies. And Spain, with sun, wind and a powerful industry, especially wind energy, takes advantage of its advances. But beyond the photos of political leaders with helmets and turbines, not … Continue reading Juan Virgilio Márquez: “European wind energy cannot compete in prices with the subsidized Chinese industry”

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Made-in-Vietnam wind turbine towers bound for RoK

Ten domestically-manufactured offshore wind turbine towers are set to depart from Phu My Industrial Zone in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau by the end of April 2024, bound for Jeonnam 1 wind power project off the coast of the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Jeonnam province. Ten domestically-manufactured offshore wind turbine towers are set … Continue reading Made-in-Vietnam wind turbine towers bound for RoK

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Cape Verde invests in wind energy and storage

In Cape Verde, the Cabeolica company has obtained approval from the authorities to expand its wind energy production capacity on the island of Santiago. The company will also invest in electricity storage. Cape Verde’s renewable energy production capacity will increase in the near future. This promise has been made by the company Cabeolica, which has … Continue reading Cape Verde invests in wind energy and storage

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Iberdrola’s renewable energy production reaches 10-year highs in Spain

Continued investments by the Iberdrola in renewables and its commitment to decarbonization has seen clean energy production in Spain reach a decade high. In the first quarter of 2024, the group generated 10,489 GWh with clean energy, an increase of 19.4% compared to the same period last year. The company has not had such a … Continue reading Iberdrola’s renewable energy production reaches 10-year highs in Spain

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The EU investigates Chinese wind turbines while Scotland prioritizes a Mingyang factory

We continue with the information about Chinese manufacturers and their foray into the European Union, a territory in which they have entered very timidly so far. In the last edition, we talked about the installation figures of wind turbines worldwide by manufacturer and their corresponding market shares. One of the highlights was that Chinese OEMs … Continue reading The EU investigates Chinese wind turbines while Scotland prioritizes a Mingyang factory

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From solar photovoltaic and wind energy to electric vehicles: How China is overproducing green technology

China faces increased scrutiny from the West for its aggressive export practices: overcapacity and huge subsidies. The United States and the EU are working to ensure that their clean energy sectors are not eliminated by unfair competition. United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned China last weekend against overproducing clean-energy products such as solar panels, wind turbines … Continue reading From solar photovoltaic and wind energy to electric vehicles: How China is overproducing green technology

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