UK technology development body the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is creating a "digital clone" of the 7MW Levenmouth demonstrator turbine it operates on the east coast of Scotland, with a view to honing engineering for the next generation of ultra-large-scale offshore machines.
29 July 2016 08:00 GMT
German onshore wind additions soared in the first half, and the sector expects very strong expansion volumes this year and next, as developers rush to get projects licensed and completed ahead of a change in the support system to one based on tenders.
28 July 2016 11:27 GMT
Profit and new orders at the Nordex Group during the first half of 2016 grew rapidly both through organic growth and the takeover of Acciona Windpower (AWP), which was consolidated in its results for the first time.
28 July 2016 08:13 GMT
The first projects announced as winners in France's pioneering round of floating wind tenders see the welcome arrival of two new names in the fast-emerging sector – turbine-maker Senvion and developer China General Nuclear (CGN).
25 July 2016 02:50 GMT
Germany-based wind turbine maker Senvion and US industrial giant GE are preferred suppliers in the two first winning floating offshore wind bids announced by French environment minister Ségolène Royal, with a combined capacity of more than 48MW.
25 July 2016 11:14 GMT
Despite falling wholesale power prices, the surcharge German power consumers pay on their electricity bills to finance the build-up of renewables (EEG surcharge) is slated to rise next year due to the complicated mechanism under which it is calculated, the Agora Energiewende think-tank says.
25 July 2016 10:32 GMT
After a five-year soap opera starring a US billionaire – and maybe soon its next President – and a cast of Scottish politicians and judges, finally it looks like an offshore wind farm could actually get built.
21 July 2016 11:36 GMT
Sweden’s Vattenfall has taken a final investment decision to build the SKr3bn ($349m) European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland – the offshore wind farm that would-be US President Donald Trump fought tooth and nail to stop.
21 July 2016 07:01 GMT
Spain’s Iberdrola said it has financial mechanisms in place to manage the impact of the UK’s Brexit vote, as it became the first energy group with major British investments to release corporate results since the historic decision to leave the EU.
20 July 2016 09:47 GMT
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