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  • Siemens Gamesa secures 96MW of onshore wind in China

    Siemens Gamesa has tied up onshore wind supply agreements totaling 96MW in China. The Spain-based OEM will supply long-standing customers Datang and China General Nuclear (CGN) with 48MW each of its G114-2.0 MW and G97-2.0 MW turbines respectively. Siemens Gamesa widens Shanghai Electric licensing deal Siemens Gamesa expects to deliver the turbines later this year. The company boasts a long hi

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 15:04 GMT Andrew Lee

    EU Parliament backs 35% renewables goal for 2030

    The European Parliament has backed a 2030 EU renewable energy target of 35%, well above the 27% on the table from the European Commission and national energy ministers. The vote – which was immediately welcomed by European renewables bodies – sets up intense three-way negotiations between the MEPs who backed the tougher goal, the Commission and the EU’s member states. The Commission, the bloc's

    Transition  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 13:45 GMT Andrew Lee

    Germany connects 1.25GW of offshore wind in 2017

    Germany grid-connected 1.25GW in new offshore wind capacity off its North and Baltic Sea coasts in 2017, bringing the country’s cumulative capacity for wind at sea to 5.39GW. The North Sea dominated new installations, with 152 turbines being grid connected, or a capacity of 896.8MW, according to figures from Deutsche WindGuard for four different German wind industry associations. In the Baltic S

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 12:47 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    Masdar sets seal on finance for landmark Jordanian PV plant

    Abu Dhabi clean-energy company Masdar has set the seal on financing of the 200MW Baynouna PV project in Jordan, the Middle East kingdom’s largest solar power development to-date. The plant, being built 10km outside the capital Amman via special purpose project vehicle the Baynouna Solar Energy Company (BSEC) for state utility National Electric Power Company, will be Jordan’s second solar farm. “

    Transition  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 11:28 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi

    Sky lightens for UK onshore wind as Scots and Welsh keep faith

    ANALYSIS | The UK onshore sector has spent two years reeling from negative policies but things may be looking up, writes Christopher Hopson

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 10:26 GMT Christopher Hopson in London

    Innogy prepares 1.2GW Sofia for next UK offshore wind auction

    German utility Innogy plans to submit a bid to develop the 1.2GW Sofia wind farm – formerly known as Teesside B – on the Dogger Bank zone off northeast England into the UK’s next contracts for difference (CfD) auction in 2019. Paul Cowling, Innogy’s UK managing director for offshore wind, said that it intends to progress with development work on the Sofia project in the coming months, in preparat

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 10:02 GMT Christopher Hopson in London

    Masdar wires into Statoil Batwind project

    Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar has inked a collaborative deal with Norwegian offshore wind developer Statoil to analyse data from the latter’s pioneering Batwind installation – an onshore battery station built to store energy generated by Hywind Scotland, the 30MW floating wind array switched on in the North Sea last October. The deal, which builds on Masdar’s investment in 2017 to tak

    Transition  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 09:19 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi

    AES, Siemens launch Fluence in US with 100MW storage deal

    Fluence Energy will supply a 100MW/400MWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery-based storage project in California, the world’s largest, as US regulators approved formation of the energy storage technology and services 50/50 joint venture by AES and Siemens The storage project, which will have four-hour duration, will be part of AES’ planned new 640MW Alamitos natural gas-fired, combined cycle, air-coole

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 19:30 GMT Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    US drafts more flexible guidelines for offshore wind projects

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued draft guidelines for the use of a so-called “Design Envelope” approach in construction and operations plans (COPs) for offshore wind projects located in federally-owned waters. To take advantage of rapid pace of technological development within the offshore wind industry, developers here asked BOEM to adopt this practice, which is standar

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 17:20 GMT Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    ACWA Power pioneers SolarCoin cryptocurrency

    ACWA Power has become the first utility-scale energy generator to adopt the SolarCoin – a blockchain-based cryptocurrency paid out for solar power production – for its operations around the world. The concept, compared by co-founder Nick Gogerty to “air miles for PV producers”, will see developers rewarded with a “digital token” for every MWh produced, with the wider benefit of incentivising clea

    Transition  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 16:02 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi