Technological Progress Pumps Up US Project Performance

The DoE’s latest wind technologies market report, compiled by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, found an average capacity factor in 2018 of 42% for projects built since 2014. By comparison, the wind farms that came online from 2004 to 2011 achieved an... read more

First Major US Offshore Wind Farm delayed by Government

Christopher Martin and Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Bloomberg The Trump administration cast the fate of the nation’s first major offshore wind farm into doubt by extending an environmental review for the $2.8 billion Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts. The Interior... read more

IEA, EDF unit to Build 300 MW Wind Farm in Nebraska

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives and EDF Renewables North America will build the 300 MW Milligan 1 Wind Farm in Saline County in southeast Nebraska. The project award is valued at about $98 million, according to IEA, and will be able to power up to 115,000... read more

Wind included in Queensland Auction Shortlist

Five wind projects, some with storage, have been included in a shortlist of ten projects in Queensland’s reverse auction seeking 400MW of clean generation capacity in a bid to reach 50% renewables by 2030. Queensland’s Renewables 400 initiative, which is also... read more

Greenko raises $824m for Projects and Acquisitions

It received a further $329 million from sovereign wealth funds the Singaporean fund GIC and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). The funding is in addition to the $495 million provided by the two investors and Greenko shareholders last month. Anil... read more

Vestas Orders up 40% in First Half of 2019

In total, Vestas has won a little over 7.61GW of new turbine orders so far in 2019. This total is 40% more than the same period of 2018, when Vestas won 5.44GW on its way to securing 14.2GW across all of 2018. This means Vestas is already over half way to last... read more

Vestas takes Project Development to a New Level

The wind project forms part of the Walcha hybrid energy development in New South Wales, over 400km north of Sydney. Vestas has acquired a “majority stake” in the first phase of the wind element of the project — Winterbourne — from developer Walcha Energy,... read more