After coronavirus infections turned up at yet another Spanish factory and the halt on UK production, more of the OEM's blade factories are idle than in operation. (Updated with a statement from Vestas, 13:57 CET)
Norway's Energy Minister Tina Bru's rejection of Andmyran Vind's postponed commissioning means that plans for a 160 MW wind farm as well as a connected hydrogen plant are now shelved. Developers and local politicians are disappointed and surprised.
Finally, Sweden's authorities now announce that they're working to end the national RE subsidy scheme by the end of 2021. The domestic wind sector has long yearned for its discontinuation, but the proposal, however, is useless in its current formulation, says sector lobby.
The coronavirus pandemic is a "crisis unlike anything the market has ever seen," says Woodmac and slashes several gigawatts off its annual forecast. There are many potential problems, and it's hard to say when and how hard the effects will hit, says Nordex' CEO.
Unlike other countries in the midst of a lockdown, the wind sector has currently not received dispensation to maintain production in the world's second-largest wind turbine manufacturing nation, where all factories are closed.
A new consortium sets out to build a PtX plant in Scandinavia that can convert waste into sustainable methanol as an alternative transport fuel. Six of such facilities will be established in the Nordic region over the coming ten years.
In a period of three years, the German OEM's domestic market has gone from complete primacy to practically zilch for Nordex, which maintains a pessimistic outlook on the market's resurgence both this year and in 2021.