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New price plummet in undersubscribed Danish RE tender

Tariffs, the number of bidders as well as allocated capacity declined in Denmark's technology-neutral RE tender, landing at an average price premium of EUR 0.0015 per kWh. The country's energy minister considers rolling back the dial on future tenders.

German offshore wind farm loses millions in aid

The delayed delivery of Senvion wind turbines results in a German project not meeting the subsidy's cut-off date. Incomprehensible hypocrisy, says furious developer and demands more playing time.

Vestas loses veteran COO

The Danish wind OEM's COO of many years will retire from Jan. 1 without the company having found a replacement. The job will initially be managed in-house.

Ørsted's new vision enters Danish state budget

Green hydrogen moves higher up on the political agenda with Denmark's new state budget, in which EUR 8.7 million are allocated to preliminary assessments of energy islands over the coming years, while EUR 10 million are earmarked for green buses and taxis.

Vattenfall builds its first floating solar farm

The Swedish utility will act as the main developer of a project in the Netherlands entailing a floating photovoltaic facility built upon ponds and pools left over from years of sand and gravel extraction.

SSE and Equinor aim to extend Dogger Bank

In an application to BEIS, SSE and Equinor request the 1.2 GW limit be removed from Teesside A and the approved rotor diameter increased from 215 to 280 meters. The latter would make room for GE's Haliade-X, which the companies have chosen as their preferred model.

Vestas wins yet another US order

Vestas extends the largest-ever order measured measured in capacity with an even larger supply contract from the US – this time entailing 69 wind turbines for an unspecified project.

Greenpeace blesses offshore wind sector's ambitions

The offshore wind industry has received a warm-hearted benediction from environmental NGO Greenpeace regarding the former's massive ongoing capacity expansion. But the process should show caution, the group advocates, adding that the build-out needs to both scale up and accelerate.

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