Record-Breaker: British Wind Power Output Tops 10GW

Wind power has set a new record in the UK, topping 10GW of output for the first time according to the latest data from Drax Electric Insights. Wind energy first broke the 10GW mark earlier this week, but continued its record-breaking streak today, hitting a high of 13.5GW at the time of writing. At points …

Siemens Gamesa To Deliver 8-Megawatt Turbines To 500 Megawatt French Offshore Wind Farm

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced this week that it will supply 62 of its new 8-megawatt direct-drive offshore wind turbines to the 500 megawatt Saint Brieuc project in France, bringing the company’s total supplied capacity in French waters up over 1.5 gigawatts. Back in September, during Siemens Gamesa’s first few months as a newly-merged entity, …

Wind Energy Tariffs In India Fall 30% In 10 Months

Within 10 months of introducing competitive auctions in the wind energy sector, India has witnessed a sharp correction in tariff bids by project developers. The major reason for this sharp correction is the virtual ban on allocation of wind energy projects under the feed-in tariff regime. India held its first-ever national level wind energy auction …

BNEF: Global Offshore Wind Market to Surge Six-Fold by 2030

The global offshore wind market is set to grow 16 per cent a year through to 2030, delivering a six-fold increase in capacity compared to today’s levels, according to the latest analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Global generation capacity from offshore wind today stands at 17.6GW, but BNEF is forecasting significant growth over …

44% Wind — Denmark Set New Wind Energy Record In 2017

Numbers have just come out this week from danskenergi.dk, the Danish energy organization whose members support companies in delivering steady green power to the Danes, with an impressive uptime of 99.99% at competitive prices. Wind turbines delivered power equivalent to 43.6 percent of Denmark’s electricity consumption in 2017. This is a new milestone in the …

Dutch Utility Proposes Artificial North Sea Island & Massive Offshore Wind Farm

TenneT, the Dutch equivalent of the UK’s National Grid, is thinking about future offshore wind power for a decade or more from now. It proposes to construct a man-made island on Dogger Bank in the middle of the North Sea to act as a distribution hub for electricity generated by a massive offshore wind farm. …

New Low For India Wind Energy Tariff In 500 Megawatt Auction

The latest onshore wind energy auction in India has yielded the lowest-ever tariffs quoted by project developers. The wind energy auction organized by the state government of Gujarat its power distribution company revealed a tariff of Rs 2.43/kWh (¢3.8/kWh) as the lowest bid. The tender was floated for an allocation of 500 megawatts of capacity. …