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TPI forced to reduce production levels

Wind Power Monthly - 4 hours 50 min ago
Blade company TPI Composites has reduced its manufacturing operations in India, Turkey, and Mexico because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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European wind spending down 18% in 2019

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 04/06/2020 - 22:23
The wind power sector spent €51.8 billion in Europe in 2019, down nearly a fifth from a record year in 2018, according to industry body WindEurope.
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Renewables accounted for 72% of 2019's new energy additions

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 04/06/2020 - 10:24
The renewable energy sector added 176GW of new capacity last year, accounting for 72% of global power growth. However, this growth is insufficient to meet global climate targets, according to the International Renewable Energy Association (Irena).
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Covid-19 weekly updates: 30 March-3 April

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:04
With coronavirus (Covid-19) dominating headlines, Windpower Monthly has set up a live blog to bring you the latest on how the pandemic is impacting the sector. Here are five key developments from the last week.
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Nordex books 1.6GW orders in Q1

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 10:34
Nordex’s turbine orders surged 58% in Q1 2020, with its Delta4000 series making up 85% of the capacity contracted.
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Prices hit new low in French onshore

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 15:56
France’s fifth onshore wind tender was oversubscribed, with the regulator awarding more capacity than initially planned due to prices falling to a record low.
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Iberdrola pledges investment for post-Covid recovery

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 14:23
Iberdrola CEO Ignacio Galán told shareholders at a virtual AGM that the developer is well-placed to ride through the Covid-19 pandemic, and that it is committed to investing heavily "to contribute to economic activity and prevent people's jobs being lost".
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Innogy splashes down in Taiwan

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 09:19
Innogy has entered the Taiwanese offshore wind sector with the aim to secure grid capacity for a 448MW project off the north-west coast.
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IAEA Explains RT-PCR Virus Detection

Nuclear Power - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 18:43
As the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease spreads, the International Atomic Energy Agency, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is offering its support and expertise to help countries use real time reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction (real time RT-PCR), one of the most accurate laboratory methods for detecting, tracking, and studying the coronavirus.(read more)

IAEA Steps Up To Help With Covid -19 Detection

Nuclear Power - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 18:12
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it was dispatching a preliminary batch of equipment to more than 40 countries to enable them to use a nuclear-derived technique to rapidly detect the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.(read more)

Virus Impacts Nuclear Industry Around The Globe

Nuclear Power - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 16:47
The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting the nuclear power plant, impacting both decommissioning and daily operations at various locations.(read more)

Philippines awards 1.2GW offshore rights

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:59
A consortium of international groups claims to have been awarded the rights to develop The Philippines' first two offshore wind projects.
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UK and France missing out as turbine tech lags behind

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:56
Over the last five years, the UK and France have missed out on over 1.8GW of capacity due to using out-dated technology.
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Northland takes on Canadian offshore site

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:01
Canada-based developer Northland Power has acquired the full rights to an offshore wind project planned for the Hecate Strait off British Columbia that was once supported by Ørsted.
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Enercon installs debut EP3 E2 prototype

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:41
German manufacturer Enercon has battled the Covid-19 upheaval to install the prototype E-138 EP3 E2 turbine at a site in northern Germany.
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Iberdrola enters floating wind with project duo

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 10:05
Iberdrola is making its first forays into floating offshore wind by leading a consortium developing a single-turbine project off Norway and exploring the possibility of a second site in Spain.
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How SGRE is winning the offshore OEM war

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 12:53
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is tightening its grip on the offshore wind market, new figures from Windpower Monthy’s research arm, Windpower Intelligence, reveal.
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Global wind fleet set for 112% growth by 2029

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 12:24
Global wind capacity will more than double in the ten-year period between the end of 2019 and the end of 2029, according to new analysis.
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Acciona developing 1GW Australian wind complex

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 10:16
Acciona is working with state-owned utility CleanCo to develop a 1GW-plus wind power complex in Queensland, which is due to be one of the largest wind farms in Australia.
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Vattenfall To Assist Estonia In SMR Development

Nuclear Power - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 18:55
Swedish multi-national power company Vattenfall said it would be working with the Estonian development company Fermi Energia for the possible development of a small modular reactor (SMR) project in Estonia.(read more)