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US offers $18.5m offshore research grant

1 hour 6 min ago
UNITED STATES: Secretary of energy Rick Perry has announced $18.5 million in funding for a research and development (R&D) group to work towards reducing the cost of the US offshore wind sector.
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Green Investment Bank sale criticised by watchdog

1 hour 10 min ago
UK: Selling the Green Investment Bank (GIB) before some of its investments had been fully constructed lost the government £63m (€78m), the government's spending watchdog, the National Audit Office (NAO) said.
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Vestas wins 54MW Norwegian order

2 hours 35 min ago
NORWAY: Vestas will supply 15 turbines for a 54MW wind farm in Marker in the southeast of the country.
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Calls for European corporate PPA support

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:04
EUROPE: Facilitating corporate renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) can "play a decisive role in delivering Europe's climate and energy objectives", more than 50 multinational companies and industry organisations have said.
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France pits wind against solar in new tender

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:59
FRANCE: Energy minister Nicolas Hulot announced the launch of a 200MW tender pitting onshore wind against solar PV.
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Denmark plans expansion of test sites

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:07
DENMARK: A new draft law has been submitted by the government that will extend the Østerild and Høvsøre wind turbine test sites.
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UK to scrutinise offshore wind sector deals

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:46
UK: The business and energy parliamentary committee has launched an inquiry into the role of sector deals within the UK's industrial strategy for offshore wind and construction.
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Gallery: Arkona transition pieces shipped

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:57
GERMANY: Freight shipping company Martin Bencher has transported the sixty 300-ton transition pieces to be used at the 385MW Arkona project in the Baltic Sea.
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Total Eren set to build 70MW Indonesian site

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:23
INDONESIA: The new renewables arm of oil and gas giant Total has signed a letter of intent with Indonesia's government-owned electricity provider to build a 70MW wind project on the island of Borneo.
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San Francisco trains to run on wind

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:36
UNITED STATES: The San Francisco Bay Area's public transport system has signed two 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) for wind and solar power.
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Egypt 'initials' 250MW power deal with Lekela

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:23
EGYPT: Renewable power generation joint venture Lekela has initialled key project documents with the Egyptian government for a 250MW wind farm in the Gulf of Suez.
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Wind turbine rain erosion study launched

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:08
GERMANY: Research and development institute Fraunhofer Iwes has launched a three-year study into the effect of rain erosion on wind turbine blades.
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AGL's renewables plans to replace Liddell

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:55
AUSTRALIA: Local energy producer AGL will replace the generation lost from retiring its 2GW Liddell coal-fired power station by investing in a mix of renewables, gas and storage projects.
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Flexible storage solutions needed to push renewables penetration

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:28
WORLDWIDE: A mix of flexible storage solutions will be needed to stabilise grids and prevent outages as the power system becomes more variable, according to a new research paper.
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Vestas installs V116-2.0MW prototype

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:16
DENMARK: Vestas has installed a prototype of its V116-2.0MW turbine at the Technical University of Denmark's (DTU's) test site at Høvsøre, on the west coast of Jutland.
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Licence agreement for vertical-axis generator

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:38
UK: Vertical axis turbine designer VertAx Wind has agreed a commercial licensing deal with the University of Edinburgh for its C-Gen permanent magnet generator.
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Up to 3GW wind-storage sites possible in UK by 2021

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:14
UK: Approximately 12GW of battery storage could be deployed nationwide by the end of 2021, a quarter of which could be co-located at wind power sites, a new study has found.
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Siemens to upgrade France-UK link

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:12
FRANCE/UK: Transmission specialist Siemens will replace the transformers on the 2GW interconnector between the UK and France, increasing its reliability and efficiency.
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Senvion to expand footprint in newly-entered Irish market

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:58
IRELAND: Senvion has won orders from two developers to supply wind farms in Ireland, after its market entry earlier this year.
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Applications filed for Ademe-backed French floating project

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:18
FRANCE: Two companies, developing a floating wind project backed by the Environment and Energy Management Agency (Ademe) have filed permit applications to build, operate and connect their pilot site to the grid.
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