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  • 27 Jul 2016 / news

    Offshore wind in Europe draws €14 billion investment in first half of 2016

    The European offshore wind industry attracted a record €14 billion in new investments during the first six months of 2016.

    Seven projects reached final investment decision this year, financing a total of 3.7GW of new capacity. The UK accounted for nearly three-quarters of the new investments.

    The volume of new grid-connected installations in the first half of 2016 was 511 MW, 78% …

  • 26 Jul 2016 / press-releases

    Expansion of offshore wind energy in Germany in the first half of 2016

    Rough sea ahead for offshore wind industry

    As was to be expected, the number of new offshore wind installations in Germany was relatively moderate in the first six months of the year, with a total capacity of 258 megawatts going on line. The industry estimates an overall offshore expansion to the tune of 700 megawatts by the end of …

  • 20 Jul 2016 / gwec-in-press

    Great Wind Energy Deals Are Swaying Major Players


    In search of low-cost, fixed-rate electricity, great wind energy deals are swaying Fortune 500 companies and other major players to throw their money “into the wind.”

    Signing contracts for over 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity, big brands, high-tech companies, and other non-utility customers represented 52 percent of wind energy generating capacity in 2015.

  • 15 Jul 2016 / gwec-in-press

    Largest U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Planned in New York Waters


    The Long Island Power Authority plans to approve a 90 megawatt wind farm off the coast of New York that would become the largest in the U.S. when completed.

    Deepwater Wind LLC was selected to install 15 offshore turbines about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Montauk for a project that the utility’s board expects to approve at a meeting on …

  • 06 Jul 2016 / gwec-in-press

    TPI Composites – A Wind Energy Stock


    Solar energy seems to dominate the headlines as the “clean energy source” which investors stand to benefit the most from. While solar has taken a hit lately, clean energy promises to be the way forward and arguably may be contributing to the utter demise of the coal industry lately. While solar continues to sound promising, we’ve often wondered about wind …

  • 05 Jul 2016 / gwec-in-press

    Forward says 5-MW turbine approaches Fukushima floating wind site


    July 5 (SeeNews) – The third piece of the Fukushima Forward floating offshore wind farm demonstrator is travelling to the project site off the Japanese coast, said the consortium developing the scheme.

    The 5-MW Hitachi HTW 5.0-126 wind turbine, mounted on a floating platform, left Sumoto port on July 2 and is expected to arrive at the project site off the …