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News about the renewables scene

WWEA celebrates 20th Anniversary

On 1 July 2001, a group of wind energy supporters from around the world met in Copenhagen in order to prepare the 1st World Wind Energy Conference which was scheduled to take place one year later in Berlin.

Global Market Outlook: A solar-powered future is well on the way!

Over the summer, SolarPower Europe published its flagship publication, our Global Market Outlook for Solar Power. The report provides market intelligence for the global solar sector for 2020 and forecasts capacity for 2021-2025.

New German Government must make wind energy a top priority again

On 26 September Germany will elect a new Parliament. The election will mark the end of the 16-year reign of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). Regardless of the outcome of the election, WindEurope, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems call on the new Federal Government to acknowledge the central role of wind energy as the backbone of the German energy system and to remove the existing obstacles to wind energy expansion.

Europe must get its State aid rules right to have any chance of delivering climate neutrality

The European Commission is revising its 2014 State aid guidelines for environment and energy. These guidelines define what national Government can and cannot do to support climate and energy projects, notably in wind energy.

Austria aims to have 100% renewable electricity by 2030

The Austrian National Parliament has voted in favour of the country’s new Renewable Expansion Law (EAG). The law sets a 100% renewable electricity consumption goal by 2030 for Austria – up from 75% right now.

Solar continues to break installation records, on track for Terawatt scale by 2022

he past year was a record-setting one for the global solar sector, and despite the difficulties arising from COVID-19, solar remains on a strong and steady path. Solar’s growth confirmed its dominance among all newly installed power generation technologies

It’s official: The EU Commission wants 30 GW a year of new wind up to 2030

The European Commission has tabled the Fit-for-55 package, a series of legislative proposals to deliver the EU’s increased climate target of 55% emissions reduction by 2030. The package includes a higher renewables target and new rules to support the expansion of renewables. It further strengthens the Emissions Trading System to drive the electrification of the whole energy system. It is a good package.

France can lead on delivering the Green Deal by embracing wind

This means expanding wind energy: onshore and offshore wind will be central to creating a future-proof and cost-efficient energy system.

Wind boosts economic recovery and benefits communities all over Europe

Today is the 15th of June, it’s Global Wind Day! A celebration of wind energy, what it brings to communities and contributes to our post COVID economic recovery.

PRESS RELEASE EcofinConcept realizes the marketing of 6.9 MWp solar parks

PRESS RELEASE EcofinConcept realizes the marketing of 6.9 MWp solar parks

Institutional investor relies on EcofinConcept’s know-how

EcofinConcept GmbH – specializing in renewable energy projects – is successfully marketing two solar power plants to an institutional investor.

RE100 reaches 300-member milestone

As companies’ awareness of the impacts of climate change has grown, and with the opportunity to save money from wind and solar increasingly evident, buying renewables has moved from the fringe of corporate social responsibility practice to become a core element for business in securing their energy needs whilst driving down emissions and building positive relationships with employees, customers, investors and governments

Public sector Power Purchase Agreements support Europe’s decarbonisation

The Dutch Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a 22 turbine wind farm in the Port of Rotterdam that is being developed by the utility Eneco.

PRESSEMEDDELELSE EcofinConcept støtter privat investor med køb af en eksisterende Enercon vindmølle

EcofinConcept GmbH – specialisten inden for vedvarende energiprojekter – har støttet en tysk privat investor i transaktionen og suppleret sin vindmølleportefølje med en anden eksisterende Enercon-vindmølle

PRESS RELEASE EcofinConcept supports private investor with the purchase of an existing Enercon wind turbine

EcofinConcept GmbH – the specialist for renewable energy projects – has supported a German private investor in the transaction and supplementing its wind turbine portfolio with another existing Enercon wind turbine.

Behov for flere og større testpladser til fremtidens vindmøller

Den danske kapacitet til test af fremtidens vindmøller er ikke længere tilstrækkelig, viser en ny rapport fra det nationale forskningspartnerskab for vindenergi, Megavind. For at sikre Danmarks førende rolle i den globale vindmølleindustri kræver det flere og større testpladser med mulighed for opstilling af op til 400 meter høje vindmøller

repowering your wind turbine or wind farm in Germany

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The revised industrial strategy for Europe endorses the European Solar Initiative

Solar PV, together with other renewable energy technologies, is identified as one of the 14 key industrial ecosystems for the EU. The Strategy stresses the need to scale up investments in new projects, and the importance of regaining and strengthening the EU’s competitive edge in the solar photovoltaic industry.

Vindmølleeksporten faldt i 2020

Den samlede eksport af varer og services fra den danske vindmølleindustri faldt med 21,1 pct. fra 2019 til 2020. Faldet er særligt at finde på vareeksporten, hvor markedet i 2020 ikke kunne måle sig med rekordåret 2019. Wind Denmark forventer at vareeksporten igen vil stige i 2021 efter et travlt produktionsår i 2020.

Money pouring into wind energy despite COVID, but are there enough projects out there?

The main problem is the slow rate of permitting of new wind farms. The money’s out there, but not enough new projects are coming through.

Permitting the key obstacle to EU wind investments – WindEurope

Despite investor appetite, inadequate permitting frameworks mean there are insufficient available projects

Open letter calls for the highest sustainable clean hydrogen standard in EU Taxonomy

Renewable hydrogen produced from 100% renewable electricity sources can play a strategic role in decarbonizing the sectors of our economy that are hard-to-electrify and can foster Europe’s industrial leadership in future-proof technologies.

Six measures for more onshore wind in Germany

Wind was 27% of Germany’s electricity consumption last year. And renewables in total were over 50%. With 63 GW of onshore and offshore wind farms, Germany has the biggest wind energy capacity in Europe. And Germany should remain the leader in the expansion of onshore wind over the period 2021-25, according to WindEurope’s latest forecasts. But this will only happen if they get their policies right.

Den danske vindmølleindustri runder 40 år

Den danske vindmølleindustris historie er præget af dramatiske op- og nedture og ikke mindst en teknologisk udvikling i højt tempo. Siden marts 1981 har vindmølleindustriens virksomheder været samlet i en fælles brancheforening, der har fokuseret på politik, teknologiudvikling, eksportfremme og samarbejde på tværs af værdikæden.

Wind is not growing fast enough for EU economy to go climate-neutral

Europe installed 14.7 GW of new wind energy in 2020. 80% of this was onshore wind. Europe now has 220 GW of total wind energy capacity. But Europe is not building enough new wind to deliver the Green Deal and climate neutrality:

Vindmølleejerne skal også levere reservestrøm til elnettet

Vindmøller deltager i forvejen i markedet for regulerkraft, hvor vindmøllerne slukkes, når der er et overskud af elektricitet i elnettet og derfor behov for nedregulering

Germany: Latest Renewables Law will hold back expansion of onshore wind

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Wind was 27% of German net electricity last year. And renewables in total were over 50%. But changes to the Renewables Law threaten to undermine the progress renewables are making – and in particular hold back the expansion of onshore wind

Record 15 GW of new wind turbines ordered in 2020

Windpark NRW Winter

Despite the ongoing pandemic, both onshore and offshore orders saw an increase in sales. European countries ordered 8.2 GW of onshore wind turbines – a 13% increase compared to 2019

European energy infrastructure must prioritise renewables

WindEurope criticises the text of the TEN-E revision presented today by the European Commission. The Commission missed an important chance to clearly prioritise renewable electricity and renewable hydrogen infrastructure. Instead the TEN-E revision leaves a door open for fossil fuel projects, undermining the European Green Deal objective of climate neutrality.

Double-digit growth: EU solar market defies expectations to add 18.7 GW in 2020

Today, SolarPower Europe published its new EU Market Outlook for Solar Power, which shows that despite the setbacks of COVID-19, the European solar market grew by 11%, adding 18.7 GW of installations

How is wind energy going to support economic recovery? Join us on “WindTV” and see for yourself

Wind energy is well positioned to support Europe’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

Industry-first EPC Best Practice Guidelines set global standard for solar sector

The growth of the global solar industry is driven by cost reduction, which is achieved by reducing operational costs through standardisation and adopting the latest technological developments to increase efficiency.

8 “to dos” for Governments to deliver the expansion of onshore wind needed for the Green Deal

EcofinConcept wind and solar energy

Europe wants to be climate neutral by 2050. And onshore wind will play a central role in that. According to the European Commission‘s decarbonisation scenarios it will be a quarter of Europe’s electricity consumption by 2050.

What happens when wind turbines get old? New Industry Guidance Document for dismantling and decommissioning

Repowering is happening and will increase. It’s a great opportunity to get more energy from today’s wind farms.

Solar recognised as competitive and strategic energy technology in State of the Energy Union and Renovation Wave

Solar has seen the largest cost reductions of any renewable technology, major efficiency gains and new innovations, such as floating solar and Agri-PV.

Solar recognised as competitive and strategic energy technology in State of the Energy Union and Renovation Wave

National Energy and Climate Plans: A solar-powered energy system by 2030

The National Energy and Climate Plans confirm the bright future for solar in Europe, with 209 GW of solar PV capacity set to be added by 2030, or 19 GW per year. Solar will continue to be the most-installed energy generation technology in Europe between 2020 and 2030, together with wind energy.

Robust implementation of 2030 National Plans is key to deliver EU targets

The NECP process aims to ensure the EU meets its 2030 targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions, renewables, energy efficiency and electricity interconnectors. The EU Commission will monitor the progress towards these targets.

Completion of VESTAS wind farm

For a private investor community, EcofinConcept GmbH has carried out i.g. profitability audits and profitability calculations for the construction of a small wind farm.

Without CfDs Germany puts offshore wind targets at risk

Jobs and investment volumes depend on getting the regulatory framework for offshore wind right.

How much wind is needed to deliver on the EU’s renewable hydrogen goals?

Member States such as the Netherlands, Germany and Portugal, are showing increasing willingness to support renewable hydrogen.

Wind Denmark’s årsmøder stiller skarpt på vindsektorens største udfordringer

økonomiske genstart med investeringer i den grønne omstilling.

How the EU can achieve a climate target of -55% by 2030

According to a new study by Agora Energiewende, it is technically and economically possible for EU Member States to achieve a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990

EU Recovery Plan: it’s time to roll up our sleeves for a green recovery

he plan is presented as a chance to accelerate the European Green Deal. But it will only be as green as the projects it funds and the jobs it creates.

Germany adopts National Energy & Climate Plan and an ambitious Hydrogen Strategy

For onshore wind where Germany has 53 GW today this means building new wind farms and repowering existing wind farms, especially the large number of those that are coming off the feed-in tariff in the coming years.

Despite COVID-19 market contraction, appropriate stimulus measures can deliver bright global solar forecast

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the extended lockdown on the global economy, the solar market will experience a contraction in 2020, with an expected decrease of 4% to 112 GW

Wind wins lion’s share in Italian renewable energy auction

Wind won 406 MW of the 425 MW awarded in an undersubscribed auction – 500 MW were on offer. The primary reason for the undersubscription is Italy’s cumbersome and lengthy permitting process

WindEnergy Hamburg Press Conference: Wind industry ready to deliver Europe’s green recovery

The EU’s Recovery Strategy, announced last week, adds a new dimension to the event. The further expansion of wind energy is set to be central to Europe’s economic recovery and to the EU Green Deal

German government drops the idea of a nationwide 1000m distance rule

Instead the German States can now set their own rules up to a maximum distance of 1000m.

Solar highlighted in new EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork strategies

The new Biodiversity Strategy makes it clear that the EU will prioritise and foster win-win solutions such as solar farms, which provide biodiversity-friendly soil cover

Einigung der Großen Koalition beim Ausbau Erneuerbarer Energien ist ein positives Signal für die Energiewirtschaft

Durch die unverzügliche Streichung des PV-Deckels kann jetzt in letzter Minute der befürchtete Stillstand beim Ausbau der Photovoltaik abgewendet werden

German Energy Minister, Herr Altmaier, you have less than 2 months

On 1 July you become President of the 27 EU Energy Ministers. 23 of them have a National Energy & Climate Plan for 2030. You do not. If you don’t complete your Plan soon, you will not be a credible President.