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  • South Africa needs to solve its Eskom problem

    OPINION | State utility Eskom's reasons for withdrawing co-operation from South Africa's renewables programme don't stand up to scrutiny, says Brenda Martin

    Transition  rechargenews.com 51 minutes old Global Mediator

    AWEA chief: ‘We’ll prove critics wrong on post-2020 US market’

    The US wind market can avoid the sharp post-PTC downturn analysts are predicting for the 2020s, Tom Kiernan, chief executive of the American Wind Energy Association, told the industry yesterday morning in his opening remarks at AWEA Windpower 2017. The American wind industry is in the midst of an historic multi-year boom thanks to the sector’s deepening maturity and the late-2015 PTC extension, w

    Wind  rechargenews.com 1 hours old Global Mediator

    US offshore wind will bring jobs and help the global industry

    OPINION | Towns and cities across Europe have benefited from the offshore wind sector and the same will be true in the US, says Keith Anderson

    Wind  rechargenews.com 1 hours old Global Mediator

    Fred Olsen and Statoil link with Kongsberg for wind data

    Norway’s Fred Olsen Renewables has chosen Kongsberg Digital to provide an independent data storage and security solution for wind turbines, with Statoil partnering on the project. Fred Olsen Renewables, Statoil and Kongsberg Digital will collaborate to verify the functionality provided by Kongsberg’s digital platform, called Kognifai, at the 71MW Lista onshore wind farm on Norway’s southwest coas

    Technology  rechargenews.com 2 hours old Global Mediator

    ‘Low wind speeds’ ranks high on onshore wind threats lists: GCUBE

    Low wind speeds has topped the list of potential threats faced by onshore wind developers, owners and operators globally, according to research from energy consultancy GCube Underwriting (GCube). Resource risk has now surpassed mechanical and electrical breakdown as the number one potential source of financial losses, GCube said in its latest report, Risky Business: Assessing Future Threats in On

    Wind  rechargenews.com 2 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Ribbon cut at the 165MW Nobelwind wind farm

    The 165MW Nobelwind offshore wind farm has been officially inaugurated in Belgium, OEM MHI Vestas has said. The Nobelwind project is owned by a consortium of Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo, Belgian offshore developer Parkwind and Dutch investor Meewind. The development, located 45km offshore in 20-36 metres of water near the Belwind 1 wind farm, will be powered by 50 MHI Vestas V112-3.3MW turbin

    Wind  rechargenews.com 2 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    WindEurope praises community projects' German tender success

    Industry body WindEurope has hailed community projects for stealing the show in Germany’s first onshore wind tender under the country’s reformed EEG renewable energy law. “Public engagement and the involvement of citizens is a key ingredient of a successful energy transition,” says Giles Dickson, chief executive of WindEurope. “We are delighted that the German wind sector is successfully handlin

    Wind  rechargenews.com 4 hours old Global Mediator

    GE: ‘no decision’ made on 12MW offshore wind turbine

    General Electric confirmed yesterday that “like everybody” it is considering launching a larger offshore turbine than the 6MW Haliade model spinning at Block Island, off Rhode Island, but the company rejected a recent news report claiming it has already made a formal decision on the matter. Earlier this week financial news service Bloomberg reported that in the run-up to its $1.65bn acquisition o

    Wind  rechargenews.com 4 hours old Global Mediator

    The trends that will keep US wind strong into the 2020s

    OPINION | AWEA chief Tom Kiernan looks at the factors that will keep US wind bubbling beyond the PTC phase-out

    Wind  rechargenews.com 5 hours old Global Mediator

    US offshore market forecasts vary wildly

    With big targets and projects now in place in several states, nearly everyone agrees the US offshore wind industry is set to shift from infancy to adolescence over the coming decade. Yet despite growing clarity on the policy side, wide disagreement persists as to just how quickly the market takes off. On the more conservative side of the spectrum are analysts such as Bloomberg New Energy Finance

    Wind  rechargenews.com 6 hours old Global Mediator