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Best onshore turbine to 3.4MW: Goldwind

Goldwind’s GW 150-2.8MW turbine has won the Turbine of the Year award in the Onshore Turbine up to 3.4MW category. Editor Shaun Campbell explains why… Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Wind Power Home page RSS Feed

Covid-19 lockdowns hit onshore predictions

Until the coronavirus pandemic brought much of the global economy to a standstill, the wind sector had been expected to install more than 60GW in 2020. This now has been revised downwards, before the outbreak has even peaked in many countries. We take a look at how individual markets are likely to be affected. Read…

Material considerations: covering up the cracks on turbine failure

The Material Failure Investigation Group of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) has been listening to, and acting on, presentations on the subject of wind turbine failures for the past two years. These have all emerged from organisations outside the mainstream renewable communities, in most cases from independent, third-party investigators. This is of…

Germany joint auctions give pause for thought

GERMANY: Germany held its first technology-neutral renewables auction in April — onshore wind battled solar projects for support for 200MW. The results give pause for thought. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Wind Power Home page RSS Feed

Attacks on offshore continue

FRANCE: France’s fledgling offshore industry is facing yet more delays as opponents continue to challenge projects. So far, six projects are in the permitting process and a further three are planned in French waters. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Wind Power Home page RSS Feed

Trump seeks new deal over Paris

UNITED STATES: The president has announced the US plans to trigger the withdrawal process of the UN COP21 Paris climate change agreement, and renegotiate its contribution to the deal. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Wind Power Home page RSS Feed

Government industry relaunch plan focuses on export

SPAIN: The federal government presented a 15-point cross-ministry programme – the Wind Industry Relaunch Plan (PRIE) – to boost the country’s wind industry export value by 35%, to €3 billion annually. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Wind Power Home page RSS Feed

GIB offshore fund reaches €1.1 billion

UK: The Green Investment Bank (GIB) in the UK has raised a further £355 million (€479 million) for its Offshore Wind Fund, bringing the total to £818 million (€1.1 billion). Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Wind Power Home page RSS Feed

Senvion awarded 109MW for Scottish wind farm

UK: The German turbine manufacturer has been selected by Blue Energy for 32 turbines of 3.4MW with a 20-year maintenance contract, making it Senvion’s biggest UK contract. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Wind Power Home page RSS Feed

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