New 57.4MW Welsh wind farm powers up

It is expected to generate enough electricity to power 38,800 average UK homes

Onshore wind ‘could deliver £1.6bn of savings to UK’

A new report suggests onshore costs are projected to fall below government forecasts for the wholesale electricity price from 2023

Remote island wind projects able to compete in renewable auction

Wind farms with a capacity of 5MW and more will be able to take part in the upcoming Contracts for Difference auction

New £540k Scottish hub to manage 5GW global renewable assets

It will oversee more than 175 renewable assets across the UK, Ireland, France and the US

Sweden starts building giant onshore wind farm

It is expected to generate enough green electricity to power 220,000 homes

E.ON to buy wind energy firm Vortex’s German projects

The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities

Cumbrian Mear Moor wind farm now under community ownership

A Cumbrian wind farm is said to be the first in the UK to be transferred to community ownership from a commercial developer. More than 400 individuals raised £2.8 million in just two weeks to refinance the Mear Moor community wind farm. Energy Prospects, High Winds and Baywind bought the renewable project, with support from […]

EU wind power spending down 19% as costs fall

  Investments in new wind energy capacity in Europe fell to €22.3 billion (£19.8bn) last year. It was down 19% from 2016 as the sector saw reduced costs, according to the latest statistics from WindEurope. While offshore wind investments dropped by 60%, down to €7.5 billion (£6.7bn), onshore investments hit a record level of €14.8 […]

Welsh Government calls for onshore wind and solar support

The Welsh Government is urging the UK Government to enable onshore wind and solar technologies to compete in the renewable energy auctions. The Contracts for Difference (CfDs) scheme currently provides subsidies for technologies including offshore wind, marine energy and biomass. It excludes support for onshore wind and solar, which the Welsh Government believes could potentially […]

New UK wind energy company launches

A new player has joined the UK onshore wind energy market, with a portfolio totalling 690MW. Ventient Energy claims to be the third largest generator of onshore wind power in the UK, formed by combining 15 wind farms formerly owned by Zephyr and 19 by Infinis. The new company is headquartered in in Edinburgh, employing […]