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  • Windlab and Vestas tie-up for landmark hybrid power plant

    Australian renewables developer Windlab and Danish OEM Vestas have kicked off plans to build what is claimed to be the world’s first utility-scale, on-grid wind, solar and battery energy storage project. The 60.2 MW Kennedy Energy Park phase I development, located in Flinders Shire in central north Queensland, Australia, will bolt together 43.2MW of Vestas' V136-3.6 wind turbines, a 15MW PV insta

    Transition  rechargenews.com 46 minutes old Darius Snieckus in London

    Irish forester Coillte seeks partners for 1GW wind build

    Ireland’s state forestry group Coillte is seeking partners to advance 1GW of wind projects as it seeks to exploit the “exceptional potential” of its landbank for renewables. Coillte could include the sale of its existing 150MW of wind interests as part of a strategy to fund future developments, the Irish group said, as it announced the appointment of corporate advisers to help it plan a way forwa

    Wind  rechargenews.com 1 hours old Andrew Lee

    LM Wind scales up for Chinese offshore as OEMs take plunge

    The gathering momentum in Chinese offshore wind was underlined this week as blade-maker LM Wind Power announced link-ups with major turbine OEMs targeting the burgeoning sector. The GE-owned company will expand its production facility in Jiangsu, China, after signing a deal with Chinese OEM Envision to develop a 71.8-metre offshore wind turbine blade. LM Wind Power said the Jiangyin facility wil

    Wind  rechargenews.com 2 hours old Andrew Lee

    Canada's Brookfield finalises acquisition of SunEdison's TerraForm Power

    Canada’s Brookfield Renewable Partners (BRP) has closed on its acquisition of SunEdison yieldco TerraForm Power, sealing its transformation into a major solar player on the global stage in addition to its already sizeable hydro and wind portfolio. BRP, among the world’s largest pure-play renewables generators through its hydro fleet across the Americas and Europe, has been pursuing both TerraForm

    Transition  rechargenews.com 14 hours old Karl-Erik Stromsta in New York

    Senvion and China's CRRC in generator deal for 3.7M144

    Germany-based OEM Senvion and China’s CRRC Zhuzhou Electric, a unit of the CRRC Group, have signed a framework contract for the delivery of generators for Senvion’s 3.XM wind turbine series. The agreement, unveiled during the China Windpower fair in Beijing, foresees that CRRC will provide at least half of the generators for Senvion’s 3.7M144 machine, or at least 100 units in the next three years

    Wind  rechargenews.com 23 hours old Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    Lagerwey to build hydrogen-producing wind turbine

    Dutch OEM Lagerwey has formed a partnership with research institute ECN and hydrogen supplier HYGRO to build and commission what it says is the world’s first turbine to convert wind power directly into hydrogen for use as transport fuel. The 4.8MW wind turbine to be installed in the Wieringermeer area will be producing hydrogen for the Duwaal project, an initiative of a consortium in the North Ho

    Wind  rechargenews.com 24 hours old Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    Taiwan raises 2025 offshore wind ambition to 5.5GW

    Taiwan has signalled plans to raise its 2025 offshore wind goal to 5.5GW from the 3GW previously targeted. Economy minister Shen Rongjin said Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy (BOE) plans to announce the raised target as part of a “mixed tariff” strategy for development in the country, which has rapidly emerged as a key market in the offshore wind sector’s expansion beyond Europe. Projects in the Taiwan

    Wind  rechargenews.com 18 Oct 10:20 GMT Andrew Lee in London and Yuki Yu in Beijing

    World’s first floating wind farm powers up off Scotland

    The world’s first floating wind farm – Norwegian energy giant Statoil’s 30MW Hywind Scotland array – has been switched on off the Scottish northeast coast, marking the start of a new chapter in the fast-paced narrative of a sector that installed its maiden industrial-scale prototype less than a decade ago. Made up of five 6MW Siemens Gamesa turbines topping 75-metre-long steel spar-buoy foundatio

    Wind  rechargenews.com 18 Oct 07:45 GMT Darius Snieckus in Aberdeen

    Dominion wind push could spur first Virginia project

    Dominion Energy has launched a request for proposals that could result in construction of the first wind farm in Virginia, one of only nine US states without installed capacity. The utility company is seeking bids for 300MW of onshore wind and solar power capacity and environmental attributes including renewable energy certificates. Developers must locate projects in Virginia and can be 10MW (ac

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Oct 15:36 GMT Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    Dutch set December date for 700MW subsidy-free auction

    The economics ministry of the Netherlands has invited companies interested in a subsidy-free tender for the 700MW Hollandse Kust South 1&2 offshore wind zone to hand in bids between 15 and 21 December. Only if the subsidy-free tender fails to yield an acceptable bid will a tender procedure that includes subsidies with the lowest bid price as main criteria be initiated. The Dutch government earli

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Oct 15:29 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin