Offshore wind
innogy allowed to step up maximum capacity of planned wind farm

The firm’s Sofia Offshore Wind Farm has been granted a capacity increase from 1200MW to 1400MW

Onshore wind farm
UK ‘must repower existing wind farms to bridge energy gap’

RenewableUK warns the UK could lose more than 8GW of onshore wind generation if ageing sites are not upgraded with bigger and better turbines

Siemens Gamesa wind turbines
Siemens Gamesa secures two wind turbine orders in the US

The deals total 487MW of new clean capacity to be put into place

LM Wind Power unveils ‘world’s biggest’ wind turbine blade

The firm claims it is the first time a blade longer than 100 metres has been constructed

President Trump
President Trump: ‘Wind turbines cause cancer’

The US president also said wind turbines could reduce the value of nearby homes by 75%

Wind farm
‘Nearly 300GW of new wind capacity will be built in next five years’

The Global Wind Energy Council expects the majority of this growth to be driven by increasing investment in offshore wind and emerging markets

PivotBuoy
Floating wind project gets €4m gust of funding

A consortium of nine partners, led by X1 Wind, has been granted the EU Commission Horizon 2020 finance

Renewables vs fossil fuels
Local renewables in the US ‘make more financial sense than coal’

A new report suggests three-quarters of US coal-fired generation could be replaced with local wind or solar power at cheaper cost to the consumer

Solar and wind farms
Aquila Capital buys 700MW of Spanish renewable rights

The portfolio of potential projects would allow 400MW of onshore wind and around 300MW of solar to be built

GE Renewable’s 5.3MW prototype wind turbine enters operation

The giant structure has been successfully installed in Wieringermeer in the Netherlands