WEH 2016

Brutal offshore wind cost pressures 'may hurt sector'

The “brutal” cost pressure being imposed on European offshore wind projects by the continent’s increasingly prevalent tendering model is putting the sector at risk of a major setback, financiers and developers warned yesterday at the WindEurope Summit.

29 Sep 07:37 GMT

OPINION: How I learned to love power auctions

While the US administration of Jimmy Carter can rightly claim the invention of the feed-in tariff, it was Germany’s 1990 “feed-in law” that provided the initial impetus to the large-scale development of wind and solar technologies. 

28 Sep 19:00 GMT

WEH 2016

Siemens may build blade plants with partner LM Wind Power

Siemens plans to build blade manufacturing plants in conjunction with Danish blade specialist LM Wind Power to supply its new low-wind SWT-3.15-142 turbine if demand is sufficient, Siemens onshore CEO Thomas Richterich said at the WindEnergy Hamburg fair.

28 Sep 12:51 GMT

WEH 2016

Siemens launches low- and medium-wind turbines in 3MW class

As wind farm developments increasingly move into moderate- and low-wind sites in more mature markets such as Germany, Siemens has upgraded its 3MW medium wind direct-drive turbine and for the first time is launching a low wind machine, also in the 3MW class.

28 Sep 12:25 GMT

WEH 2016

EU could outlaw grid priority dispatch for renewables

Brussels may be planning to outlaw the priority of wind and solar on the grid in its forthcoming Renewable Energy Directive planned for the end of this year, despite the devastating impact this could have on the energy transition.

28 Sep 06:50 GMT