Danish Wind Nearly subsidy Free

A total of seven renewable energy projects secured subsidy payments in the country’s second joint-technology tender, including two wind projects totalling 72MW and two wind-solar hybrid sites for 97MW. Bid prices included the cost of grid connection and will be paid... read more

ESB joins Neart Na Gaoithe

Irish utility ESB has bought a 50% stake in the 54-turbine project 15km off Scotland’s east coast. ESB opened a Scottish office in 2017 to pursue development of renewable energy projects. In mid-November, it also joined hands with Norwegian developer Equinor to... read more

Equinor and ESB Τarget Irish Οffshore

An ESB spokesman told Windpower Monthly the partners’ strategy is to have the sites ready to enter tenders anticipated “from the mid-2020s to 2030 and beyond”. He added that while the companies do have a capacity target, they are currently “not in a... read more

Suzlon joins Enercon and Senvion on OEM Crisis List

Losses widened — a net loss of INR 7.78 billion (US$108 million) in the second quarter of its financial year – against INR 2.8 billion one year earlier. In the report attached to its Q2 financials, auditors Deloitte, Haskins and Sells stated Suzlon has... read more

UK floating Wind Groups Plot Route out of Brexit Policy Mire

As the UK floating wind industry calls for innovation funding, developers like Cierco are building alliances to gain a competitive edge. A snap election in the UK on December 12 has raised uncertainty over Brexit and wider policy support for the emerging floating wind... read more

SGRE meets Guidelines for Financial Year – updated

SGRE, which runs its financial year October to September, saw revenues in all segments grow. Its service division, particularly, witnessed a 17% growth in revenue compared to the previous year totalling €1.49 billion. Its turbine business also saw an 11.3% rise in... read more

Global Wind Fleet to grow 62% by 2024 — IEA

The IEA forecast 1.22TW of new renewable energy capacity being installed worldwide between 2020 and 2024, including 351GW of new wind capacity, while offshore wind almost triples in capacity. Total wind power capacity is expected to grow 62% in the IEA’s main case... read more

Groix and Belle-Ile OWF Selects MHI Vestas

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,  has been selected as the preferred supplier for the Groix & Belle-Île floating offshore wind project in France. At a royal signing ceremony today in Paris,... read more

Equinor halves Arkona share

Equinor owned a 50% share of the project, which was completed in October 2018. It will now own 25%, alongside the funds managed by Credit Suisse, while the remaining 50% is owned by RWE Renewables after the merger deal with E.on. Equinor, then Statoil, joined the... read more