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Heatwave hits European wind energy but boosts solar
The same meteorological conditions behind the current heatwave in Western Europe have contributed to a wind drought, while solar plant performance in many of these markets has increased.
Siemens supply one of Norway's largest wind parks
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply the Tonstad Wind Farm in Norway with 51 of its SWT-DD-142 Onshore wind turbines.
Ørsted acquires Lincoln
Ørsted has gained a foothold in the US onshore wind energy sector with the acquisition of Lincoln Clean Energy.
EDF seeks Nautilus approval
EDF Renewables North America and Fishermen’s Energy have announced the submission of a joint petition for approval of the Nautilus offshore wind project, located in state waters off...
Mercedes makes first deal with Polish PPA
Mercedes-Benz has signed the first corporate renewable power purchase agreement in Poland.
Senegal wind farm reaches financial close
Construction will start shortly at the Taiba N’Diaye wind farm in Senegal after the project’s developer, Lekela, reached financial close.
Vinh Tan fires up
China’s State Power Investment Corp has started commercial operations at unit 1 of the Vinh Tan super-critical thermal power plant in Vietnam.
Sener starts salt melting at Kathu
Sener and Acciona have started the salt melting process at the Kathu concentrated solar power (CSP) park, marking another important milestone for the project.
Spain signs deal on new interconnector with France
Spain and France have signed a grant agreement to help fund a new power interconnector across the Bay of Biscay.
Preferred contractor for Fryslân wind farm named
A consortium of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Van Oord has been selected by Windpark Fryslân B.V. as the preferred contractor for the construction of the Fryslân nearshore wind farm.
Westinghouse sale to Brookfield completed
Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the completion of its previously announced sale to Brookfield Business Partners.
Europe on target for 13 GW of wind installations in 2018
Europe’s wind energy markets are on target to install just over 13 GW of capacity in 2018, according to industry group WindEurope.
RedT signs 700 MWh deal
Energy storage specialist has signed an exclusive deal with Energy System Management GmbH to deliver over 700 MWh of energy storage projects in Germany.
BioTherm closes renewables projects in South Africa
BioTherm Energy has reached financial close on a 284 MW portfolio of wind and solar projects in South Africa.
Brewing giants sets sights on renewables
San Miguel Corporation has confirmed plans to build up to 10 GW of renewable energy capacity over the next ten years.
Lightsource looks to Egyptian market
Solar energy developer Lightsource BP has formed a joint venture with HA Utilities to develop solar energy projects in Egypt.
Eskom registers large year on year loss
The release of Eskom's 2017/2018 financial results has revealed a net loss of R2.3 billion and irregular expenditure of R19.6 billion since 2012, revealing the extent of its...
Welding fault to delay Flamanville by a year
Developer EDF has announced fresh delays in the construction of its prototype EPR at Flamanville, France, caused by the discover of defective welding.
Ontario cancels renewables contracts
The government of Ontario has announced plans to cancel contracts with renewable energy projects in a bid to cut energy costs for ratepayers.