Denmark's Vestas took last year's OEM crown and a GE model was the most-delivered turbine, said FTI Consulting as it delivered the latest verdict on the sector in 2014 and predicted 250GW will be added by the end of 2019.
30 March 2015 01:34 GMT
Embattled PV inverter group SMA Solar confirmed it won’t return to profitability this year, as it attempts to refocus its business after a disastrous slump in sales in its German heartland that sent it to a €179.3m ($197.4m) net loss.
26 March 2015 11:26 GMT
Germany's cabinet has approved a proposed law to increase popular participation and facilitate laying high-voltage cables underground that could defuse a dispute within the government about so-called "transmission highways" planned to link the country's windy north with its power-hungry south.
25 March 2015 01:28 GMT
Concrete gravity base (CGB) structures have the potential to be the most cost-effective foundations for ultra-large-capacity offshore wind turbines in water depths of 30-60 metres, according to new calculations by analyst MEC Intelligence.
23 March 2015 01:17 GMT
Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex expects both its sales and order intake to grow strongly this year amid ongoing strong business in its German home market – as well as an increase in activities in emerging markets such as South America.
23 March 2015 12:41 GMT
Germany’s energy minister Sigmar Gabriel has sparked a fierce controversy by suggesting the introduction of a “climate levy” on older fossil-fired power plants – a move that that could reduce CO2 emissions in Europe’s largest economy and give a boost to the EU’s malfunctioning emissions trading system (ETS).
20 March 2015 05:06 GMT
Italian energy giant Enel is no longer in the business of building large conventional power plants, and will place an even heavier emphasis going forward on renewables, emerging markets, and the digital transformation ripping across global energy markets, says chief executive Francesco Starace.
20 March 2015 02:57 GMT
The main obstacle to the expansion of wind power in sparsely populated Finland is its noise emissions, Anja Liukko – an advisor at the country's economic ministry – told a puzzled audience at a recent offshore wind conference in Helsinki.
20 March 2015 01:23 GMT
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