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  • 28 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind generation in the UK rose by 28% percent in 2018, providing a record-breaking 8% of the UK’s electricity, according to the latest report by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). UK’s offshore wind capacity increased by 1.2GW due to several large projects opening or continuing to expand, including the 659MW Walney Extension […]

  • 9 February 2016

    Wind energy added more new capacity than any other form of power in Europe in 2015, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) said. Across the 28 EU member states, wind accounted for 44% of all new power installations, connecting a total of 12.8GW to the grid – 9,766MW in onshore and 3,034MW offshore. The volume of […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    WindEurope expects EUR 5.2 billion and 1.4GW in Final Investment Decisions (FIDs) by June 2017, compared with EUR 10 billion and 2.2GW that were achieved for the same period last year. Transactions that are now approaching financial close are Rentel (300MW), Norther (370MW), Deutsche Bucht (252MW), and EnBW Hohe See (492MW). The sector generated a total […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Generation from the UK’s offshore wind farms rose by 10 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, from 4.7 TWh in the first quarter of 2015 to 5.1 TWh , with the impact of increases in capacity exceeding that of lower wind speeds, according to the data published by the UK government. Despite higher […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Powered by 30,500 MW of new installations in China, the global wind power industry installed 63,013 MW in 2015, representing annual market growth of 22%, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).  Germany led a stronger than expected performance in Europe with a record 6 GW of new installations, including 2.3 GW offshore. Total […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    The European offshore wind industry attracted a record EUR 14 billion in new investments during the first six months of 2016, WindEurope reports. Seven projects reached final investment decision this year, financing a total of 3.7GW of new capacity, with the UK accounting for nearly three-quarters of the new investments. However, the volume of new grid-connected […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    In 2016, Europe raised a total of EUR 43 billion for the construction of new wind farms, refinancing operations, project acquisitions, and public market fundraising. Out of EUR 27.6 billion reached in new asset financing, offshore wind accounted for a record-breaking EUR 18.2 billion, while onshore wind new asset financing dropped by 5% to EUR 9.4 billion.

  • 23 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy came in first on the world’s top wind turbine manufacturers list in 2017 and overtook the spot Vestas had been holding, according to the latest report from GlobalData. At the end of the last year, Siemens Gamesa had 9.43GW of installed wind turbines, while Vestas held 7.52GW, accounting for 18% and 14.3% market share, respectively.