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PRESS RELEASE: EcofinConcept: Successful completion of one of Germany‘s largest repowering projects

Hückelhoven, September 12, 2019 – EcofinConcept has supported one of the largest wind energy repowering projects in Germany Satisfied today, all parties look to the achieved. That was not always so. One of the largest wind farm repowering projects in Brandenburg, Germany, threatened several times to fail because of the complexity of the task. So …

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Europe installs 4.9 GW of new wind energy capacity in first half of 2019

Europe installs 4.9 GW of new wind energy capacity in first half of 2019

Europe added 4.9 GW of new wind energy capacity in the first half of 2019, according to figures released today by WindEurope.

PRESS RELEASE EcofinConcept markets a further 749 kWp solar park to a private investor

EcofinConcept markets a further 749 kWp solar park to a private investor
EcofinConcept GmbH, the specialist for renewable energy projects, has marketed another solar park to an investor from northern Germany.

Investment opportunity: Senvion (REpower) 3.4M wind turbine on site in Germany

Sale of wind turbine Senvion 3.4M on site in Germany
location: North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany

power rating: 3,400 kW (3.4 MW)
manufacturer WTG: Senvion (REpower)
hub height: 128m
rotor diameter: 104m

maintenance contract: Senvion Full Service ISP+ over 15 years

start of operation: end of 2015

building permit: on hand
feed-in permit: on hand

SALE ENERCON E-70 in Germany

SALE ENERCON E-70 in Germany
sale of wind turbine ENERCON E 70 on site in Germany
construction completed, wind turbine is in operation

WindEurope calls on EU countries to make National Energy & Climate Plans their investment brochure for wind energy

European countries’ National Energy & Climate Plans are meant to be their energy transition roadmap to 2030. But the draft versions of the Plans need significant improvements if the EU is to deliver on its 2030 renewable energy targe

sale of NORDEX wind farm

Investment: NORDEX N149 wind farm in Germany
sale of NORDEX wind farm

Sale of single onshore wind turbine NORDEX N117 on site in Germany

sale of a project with single onshore wind turbine NORDEX N117

location: Germany

rated power wind turbine: 2,400 kW (2.4 MW)
manufacturer WTG: NORDEX
hub height: 141m
rotor diameter: 117m

maintenance contract: Full Service possible (20 years)

start of operation: Q1/Q2 2018

building permit: on hand, advice of amendment in progress

feed-in permit: on hand
feed-in tariff by German law (pilot plant)

land lease contract: long term

Sale of onshore wind farm VESTAS V126 on site in Germany

VESTAS V126 wind farm in Germany investment

location: Western-Germany

pieces: 3
type of wind turbine: VESTAS V126-3.45 MW
power rating wind farm: 10,350 kW (10.35 MW)
rated power wind turbine: 3,450 kW (3.45 MW)
manufacturer WTG: VESTAS
hub height: 147m
rotor diameter: 126m

maintenance contract: Full Service VESTAS over 15 years

start of operation: end of 2018

Investment: VESTAS V126 wind farm in Germany

sale of onshore wind farm VESTAS V126 on site in Germany

location: Western-Germany

pieces: 3
type of wind turbine: VESTAS V126-3.45 MW
power rating wind farm: 10,350 kW (10.35 MW)
rated power wind turbine: 3,450 kW (3.45 MW)
manufacturer WTG: VESTAS
hub height: 147m
rotor diameter: 126m

maintenance contract: Full Service VESTAS over 15 years

start of operation: end of 2018

building permit: on hand
feed-in permit: on hand

feed-in tariff by German law

land lease contract: 20 years plus prolongation options

SALE: single onshore wind turbine VESTAS V126 on site in Germany

Investment: VESTAS V126 wind turbine in Germany

location: Western-Germany

type of wind turbine: VESTAS V126-3.45 MW
rated power wind turbine: 3,450 kW (3.45 MW)
hub height: 147m
rotor diameter: 126m

maintenance contract: Full Service VESTAS over 15-20 years

start of operation: end of 2018

building permit: on hand
feed-in permit: on hand

feed-in tariff by German law

Investment opportunities: wind farms and single wind turbines on site

Logo EcofinConcept Renewable Energies

Investment offer: turn-key wind farms and single wind turbines, operational wind farms

As one of our services we offer investment opportunities in several wind farms (2 – 15 turbines per wind farm) and single wind turbines on site (manufacturer e.g. Enercon, VESTAS, GE Wind, NEG Micon, Repower) with commissioning years between 1999 and 2014.

Amongst others wind farms and single turbines with the following WTG types are available: REpower MM82, MD70, MD77, Senvion MM92, VESTAS V80, VESTAS V90, NEG Micon NM 60/1000, NEG Micon NM 1.000/60, NM82, NM 48/750, NM 52/900, Enercon E70, Enercon E82, Lagerwey LW750, GE Wind 1.5s, GE Wind 1.5sl, GE 2.5-120)

Professional maintenance, technical operation and commercial management are also secured for the future of course.

Furthermore EcofinConcept offers investments in several turn-key wind farms and single wind turbine projects with commissioning between 2015 and 2016 following the current planning. Most of these wind farms will be fitted with Nordex N117, N131, VESTAS V90, V112, V117, V126, ENERCON E-82, E-92, E-101, E-115, E-126, GE 2.85-103, GE 2.5-120, VENSYS 112, 120, eno 92, eno 114, eno 126 and Senvion MM82, MM92, 3.2M, 3.4M wind turbines (wind turbine generators WTG).

SPV for Sale 20 MW VESTAS wind farm

FOR SALE: 20 MW VESTAS wind farm
location: Northern Germany, Germany

power rating wind farm: 19,800 kW (19.8 MW)
rated power wind turbine: 12 * 1,650 kW (1.65 MW)
manufacturer WTG: VESTAS
WTG type: V66-1.65 MW
hub height: 67m
rotor diameter: 66m

maintenance contract: VESTAS Full-Service until end of 2019

start of operation: 1999

building permit: on hand
feed-in permit: on hand

feed-in tariff by German law (cent / kWh) / duration:
9,1 cent / kWh  until 2020

Global Renewable Generation Continues its Strong Growth, New IRENA Capacity Data Shows

By the end of 2017, global renewable generation capacity increased by 167 GW and reached 2,179 GW worldwide. This represents a yearly growth of around 8.3%, the average for seven straight years in a row, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Capacity Statistics 2018 is the most comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible figures on renewable energy capacity statistics. It contains nearly 15,000 data points from more than 200 countries and territories.

FOR SALE: 22 MW VESTAS wind farm

INVESTMENT: 22 MW VESTAS wind farm in Eastern Germany
FOR SALE: 22 MW VESTAS wind farm
location: Eastern Germany, Germany

power rating wind farm: 22,000 kW (22.0 MW)
rated power wind turbine: 11 * 2,000 kW (2.0 MW)
manufacturer WTG: VESTAS
WTG type: V80-2.0 MW
hub height: 78m
rotor diameter: 80m

maintenance contract: VESTAS Full-Service

start of operation: end of 2001

building permit: on hand
feed-in permit: on hand

feed-in tariff by German law (cent / kWh) / duration:
9,1 cent / kWh  until end of 2021

land lease contract: 25-30 years

technical management contract of wind energy project

commercial management contract of wind farm

share-deal of project GmbH & Co. KG

European Solar Market Grows 28% in 2017

Turkey leading solar market

European countries installed at least 8.61 GW of solar power
systems in 2017 – that is a 28% increase in comparison to the 6.72 GW added in 2016,
according to a first estimate from SolarPower Europe, the association of the solar power sector
in Europe. EU member states grew by around 6% to 6.03 GW in 2017 from 5.69 GW in
2016. 

INVESTMENT: 3 MW VESTAS wind farm

sale of 3 MW wind farm VESTAS V44/V47, site in Germany, in operation

location: Germany

power rating wind farm: > 3,000 kW (>3 MW)
rated power wind turbine: 600 – 660 kW each
manufacturer WTG: VESTAS
quantity: 5
turbine type: V44 / V47
hub height: 65m or 60m
rotor diameter: 44m or 47m

maintenance contract: normal

start of operation: 16 years ago

OFFER: Repowering WTGs Südwind S 46 (2 pcs.) from upcoming repowering

FOR SALE: Old Wind Energy Turbines (WTG) Repowering
Suedwind, upcoming repowering
Located in Eastern Germany 

Manufacturer: Südwind

type: Südwind S 46 with SEG inverter

quantity: 2

rated Power:  1 x 600 kW, 1 x 750 kW 

Rotor Diameter:  46m

Hub height: 60 m, steel tower

end of operation: near term

available: near term

WindEurope CEO tells EU Industry Commissioner: Wind energy can help drive industrial transformation in Europe

On 24 January WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson joined representatives of the Industry4Europe group to meet Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

Ms Bieńkowska convened the meeting to discuss the Commission’s Industrial Policy Strategy with the Industry4Europe group (representing 126 manufacturing sectors).  The latter presented a series of recommendations to the Commission on finance, research innovation, and skills training.   Dickson explained how wind had grown into a major manufacturing sector in Europe with factories in nearly every Member State, employing over a quarter of a million people, providing 11% of Europe’s electricity.  He said access to affordable finance is key to unlocking investment in capital-intensive factories in all sectors.  Which means strengthening EU finance mechanisms such as EFSI.

FOR SALE 5 x Enercon E-40/44 turbine from upcoming repowering

SALE of Enercon E-40/6.44 turbine

FOR SALE: Old Wind Energy Turbine (WTG) from upcoming repowering
Enercon

available: 2nd quarter 2018

Located on a site in Western-Germany to be dismantled by or on costs of buyer

Manufacturer: ENERCON

type: E40/E44

quantity: 5

rated Power:  500/600 kW

Rotor Diameter:  40/44m

Blades: Enercon

start of operation: 1998/2000

Investment: VESTAS V112 wind turbine in Germany

sale of onshore wind farm VESTAS V112 on site in Germany

location: Western-Germany

power rating wind farm: 3,075 kW (3 MW)
rated power wind turbine: 3,075 kW (3 MW)
manufacturer WTG: VESTAS
hub height: 140m
rotor diameter: 112m

maintenance contract: Full Service VESTAS AOM 4000 over 15/20 years

start of operation: Q2 2017

building permit: on hand
feed-in permit: on hand

feed-in tariff by German law (cent / kWh) / duration: 8.19 cents / kWh until end of 2037

land lease contract: 20 years plus 2*5 years prolongation option

technical and commercial management contract of wind energy project

France can be no. 2 in wind in Europe by 2030

WindEurope CEO, Giles Dickson, addressed the annual conference of the French Wind Energy Association (FEE) on Wednesday 20 September. He highlighted the positive outlook for wind energy in France thanks to the policies being put in place by the new French Government.

The positive outlook applied both to onshore and offshore wind. France was the leading country in the EU on floating offshore wind with 4 projects under development. And progress on floating wind would benefit the development of fixed-bottom offshore wind in France as well. The two technologies would learn from and feed off each other.

With the right policies, wind could provide 30% of Europe’s power by 2030

Wind energy has the potential to provide up to 30% of Europe’s power by 2030 according to figures released today by WindEurope in its Outlook to 2020 and Scenarios for 2030 reports.

According to WindEurope’s projections, Europe could be on course for an average installation rate of 12.6 GW per year in the years up to 2020. This would take Europe to a total of 204 GW by 2020. By this date wind would be Europe’s largest renewable energy source, surpassing hydro and providing 16.5% of Europe’s electricity demand. However, this growth is likely to be concentrated in just six countries (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Netherlands and Belgium), with Central and Eastern Europe lagging well behind.

OFFER: Repowering WTG DeWind D4 (1 pcs.)

FOR SALE: Old Wind Energy Turbine (WTG)

Repowering project DeWind

Located in Western Germany

Manufacturer: Dewind

type: Dewind D4

quantity: 1

rated Power: 600 kW

Rotor Diameter: 46m

Expansion figures for the first half of 2017 in Germany Onshore wind energy – Strong expansion in transition, significant risks in 2018/2019

Gross expansion of onshore wind energy by 2,281 megawatts (MW), which equals 790 wind power plants, as high as expected in the first half of 2017 Industry implementing the projects approved through the end of 2016 – transition effect will cease in 2018

Prospect following the first round of tendering for onshore wind energy:
Considerable planning uncertainty due to the success of non-approved projects
Cost reduction continues
Lawmakers must stipulate the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) approval as the uniform prequalification; the respective provision for the two tendering processes in 2018 must become permanently valid
It is vital that capacities in non-implemented projects be retendered to achieve a successful energy transition

Offshore wind energy in Germany: growth figures for the first half of 2017

Offshore wind energy: Two new offshore wind farms come online – Capacity expansion is essential

108 offshore wind turbines with a combined capacity of 626 megawatts (MW) were brought online by 30 June 2017
Sandbank and Veja Mate, offshore wind farm projects in the North Sea, were completed on schedule, and expansion is progressing steadily
Results from round one of the offshore auction reached a milestone, demonstrating high investor confidence in offshore industry innovation and cost-cutting plans
Politicians are urged to seise opportunities that could have a positive impact on industrial policy and the energy industry. This would require raising minimum offshore capacity targets to 20GW by 2030 and 30GW by 2035
Annual offshore wind energy production: 2015: 8,285GWh, 2016: 12,365GWh, First half of 2017: 8,480GWh[1] (already roughly 70% of last year’s total output)

Investment: NORDEX wind farm with 9 N117 turbines in Germany

sale of onshore 21.6 MW wind farm NORDEX N117 on site in Germany

location: Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

power rating wind farm: 21,600 kW (21.6 MW)
rated power wind turbine: 2,400 kW (2.4 MW)
manufacturer WTG: NORDEX
hub height: 120m
rotor diameter: 117m

maintenance contract: Full Service possible

start of operation: Q4 2018

building permit: in progress, Q4 2017
feed-in permit: in progress, proofed, Q4 2017

4 MW Senvion wind farm for sale

INVESTMENT: 4.1 MW Senvion wind farm

location: Germany

power rating wind park: 4,100 kW (4.1 MW)
rated power wind turbine: 2,050 kW (2.05 MW)
manufacturer WTG: Senvion
type of WTG: MM82 2.050 KW
hub height: 59m
rotor diameter: 82m

maintenance contract: Full Service contract

start of operation: mid of 2017

building permit: on hand
feed-in permit: on hand

feed-in tariff by German law until end of 2037

land lease contract: 25 years from start of construction

technical management contract of wind energy project

commercial management contract of wind farm

The Wind Industry Is a Strong Employer in Germany

A GWS analysis shows that the onshore and offshore wind industries support 143,000 jobs directly and indirectly throughout all German states.

Berlin. The onshore and offshore wind industries directly and indirectly supported a total of 143,000 jobs in 2015, generating revenues of about EUR 13 billion. The wind industry has become a vital employer from Schleswig-Holstein to Bavaria. This is the finding of an analysis, “Beschäftigung in Deutschland durch Windenergie” [Employment in Germany’s Wind Industry], presented by the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), VDMA Power Systems and the Offshore Wind Industry Alliance (OWIA). The analysis was carried out by the Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS) for 2015. It supplements the total figures published at the end of 2016 by Germany’s Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

sale of operational wind turbine Enercon E-101 on site in Germany

sale of wind turbine ENERCON E 101 on site in Germany
construction completed, wind turbine is in operation

location: Germany

rated power wind turbine: 3,050 kW (3.05 MW)
manufacturer WTG: ENERCON
hub height: 135m
rotor diameter: 101m

SALE of Enercon E-40/6.44 turbine

FOR SALE: Old Wind Energy Turbine (WTG) from upcoming repowering
Enercon

available: 1st/2nd quarter 2017

Located on a site in Western-Germany to be dismantled by or on costs of buyer

Manufacturer: ENERCON

type: E44

quantity: 1

rated Power: 600 kW

Rotor Diameter: 44m

Hub height: 77 m

Blades: Enercon

start of operation: 2003

operating hours: ca. 95,000 h

FOR SALE: Enercon Wind Energy Turbines (WTG)

SALE of Enercon E-44 turbines
available: 1st/2nd quarter 2017

Located on a site in Western-Germany to be dismantled by or on costs of buyer

Manufacturer: ENERCON

type: E44

quantity: 2

rated Power: 600 kW

Rotor Diameter: 44m

Hub height: 65 m

Blades: Enercon

start of operation: 2001

operating hours: ca. 100,000 h

Price: on request

investment offer: Solar power plant with in total 2.6 MWp rated power in Germany

OFFER: operational Solar plant with 2,600 kWp (2.6 MWp) rated power already in operation

location: Eastern Germany, Germany on one site

plants are in four different SPVs

power rating (in kWp): 400 kWp, 500 kWp, 690 kWp, 1.000 kWp

solar modules: mono crystalline

solar inverters: String-WR

type of installation: fixed ground mounted and roof mounted system; orientation South

start of operation: between 2010 and 2012 (acc. EEG)

feed-in permit: on hand

feed-in fee by German law (cent / kWh) / duration: between 17.94 and 35.86 cents / kWh until end of 2030 and 2032

debt finance can be taken over

SALE of Enercon E-58 turbine (Repowering)

FOR SALE: Enercon Wind Energy Turbine (WTG) from upcoming repowering

available: 2nd quarter 2017

Located on a site in Western-Germany to be dismantled by or on costs of buyer

Manufacturer: ENERCON

type: E58

quantity: 1

rated Power: 1.000 kW

Rotor Diameter: 58 m

Hub height: 71 m

Blades: Enercon

start of operation: 2001

operating hours: ca. 115,000 h

Price: on request

If you are interested in our offer, do not hesitate to contact us.

Concerning confidentiality we do not provide detailed information on this Website.

Sale of Enercon E-40 Repowering turbine

SOLD

FOR SALE: Old Wind Energy Turbine (WTG) Repowering
Enercon

Located on site in Germany to be dismantled by or on costs of buyer

Manufacturer: ENERCON

type: E-40

quantity: 1

rated Power: 500 kW

Rotor Diameter: 40m

Hub height: 65 m

Blades: Enercon

Transformer Station: included

start of operation: 1997

produced kWh: ca. 18.5 Mio.

available: around March 2017

OFFER: Repowering WTG DeWind D4 (1 pcs.)

FOR SALE: Old Wind Energy Turbine (WTG)

Repowering project DeWind

Located in Germany

Manufacturer: Dewind

type: Dewind D4

quantity: 1

rated Power: 600 kW

Rotor Diameter: 48m

Hub height: 70m

Gear box: Jahnel-Kestermann JaKe CSF 630, original from 2001 with partial flow filter

Blades: LM Generator: Loher

converter: SEG

start of operation: 2001

produced kWh: ca. 16 Mio.

available: autumn 2016

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

With a net capacity of 1,892 megawatts in the first six months of the year, 2016 looks like being a good year for land-based wind energy expansion. This strong expansion is being driven by the allocation of suitable sites and priority areas in many federal states. There has also been a surge of permits in order to secure the option of installing turbines with legally fixed EEG remuneration rates. In Germany the wind industry is working hard to develop innovation and production bases further. It also aims to use its leading technology to further expand its strong position in what are generally stable markets abroad.

Onshore wind energy in Germany was extended by a net capacity of 1,892 megawatts in the first half of 2016, representing a growth of 73 per cent over the same period the previous year (1,093 megawatts). Factoring in the number of dismantled turbines and the 161 megawatts of repowered turbine capacity in the first six months, this gives a gross capacity increase of 2,053 megawatts. This means a third strong year in a row for reasonably priced onshore wind energy. Taking projects that have already been granted planning permission into consideration, the industry associations VDMA Power Systems and German Wind Energy Association BWE predict a net volume of between 4,000 and 4,400 megawatts for the whole year.

Germany EEG reform a mixed bag for wind energy

Germany’s parliament approved a plan to reform the country’s renewable energy law by ending feed-in tariffs in favour of competitive auctions and putting clear volumes on wind energy deployment.

Lawmakers have agreed to cap the annual auctions for onshore wind at 2.8GW and offer fluctuating tenders for offshore wind in order to control renewables installations over the next decade. The limit for onshore wind is expected to increase after 2020 to 2.9GW a year. The offshore cap, which will apply from 2021-2030, will vary from year to year to ensure that Germany reaches its 15GW wind energy target in the next 15 years.

The reforms are expected to come into effect in January 2017.

sale of NORDEX onshore wind farm with 9.6 MW on site in Germany

location: North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany

power rating wind farm: 9,600 kW (9.6 MW)
rated power wind turbine: 2,400 kW (2.4 MW) each
quantity: 4 wind turbines
type: Nordex N117
manufacturer WTG: NORDEX
hub height: 120m
rotor diameter: 117m

maintenance contract: Full Service possible

start of operation: Q2 2017

building permit: in progress, Q2 2016
feed-in permit: in progress, proofed, Q2 2016

feed-in tariff by German law

land lease contract: long term

share-deal 100% in project company

technical and commercial management contract of wind energy Project possible

Investment: NORDEX wind farm with 9 N117 turbines in Germany

sale of onshore 21.6 MW wind farm NORDEX N117 on site in Germany

location: North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany

power rating wind farm: 21,600 kW (21.6 MW)
rated power wind turbine: 2,400 kW (2.4 MW)
manufacturer WTG: NORDEX
hub height: 120m
rotor diameter: 117m

maintenance contract: Full Service possible

start of operation: Q2 2017

building permit: in progress, Q2 2016
feed-in permit: in progress, proofed, Q2 2016

feed-in tariff by German law

land lease contract: long term

share-deal 100% in project company

technical and commercial management contract of wind energy Project possible

If you are interested in our offer, do not hesitate to contact us.

Concerning confidentiality we do not provide detailed information on this Website.

China Wind Power Blows Past EU – Global Wind Statistics release

Record Chinese installations drive global market past 63 GW

Powered by an astonishing 30,500 MW of new installations in China, the global wind power industry installed 63,013 MW in 2015, representing annual market growth of 22%. The US market reached 8.6 GW on the back of a strong fourth quarter surge, and Germany led a stronger than expected performance in Europe with a record 6 GW of new installations, including 2.3 GW offshore. Total global capacity reached 432,419 MW at the end of 2015, representing cumulative growth of 17%.

“Wind power is leading the charge in the transition away from fossil fuels”, said Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of GWEC. “Wind is blowing away the competition on price, performance and reliability, and we’re seeing new markets open up across Africa, Asia and Latin America which will become the market leaders of the next decade. Wind power led new capacity additions in both Europe and the United States, and new turbine configurations have dramatically increased the areas where wind power is the competitive option.”

As a result of its extraordinary annual market, China has edged past the European Union in terms of total installed capacity, with 145.1 GW to the EU’s 141.6 GW. The Chinese government’s drive for clean energy, supported by continuous policy improvement, is motivated by the need to reduce dependence on coal which is the main source of the choking smog strangling China’s major cities, as well as growing concern over climate change. Elsewhere in Asia, India chalked up a respectable 2,623 MW, pushing past Spain into fourth place in terms of cumulative capacity, after China, the US and Germany; and Japan, South Korea and Taiwan added some new capacity as well.

Wind energy added more new capacity than any other form of power in Europe in 2015.

Across the 28 EU member states, wind accounted for 44% of all new power installations, connecting a total of 12.8GW to the grid – 9.766MW in onshore and 3,034MW offshore. The volume of new installations was 6.3% up on 2014. Total wind capacity in Europe now stands at 142GW and covers 11.4% of Europe’s electricity needs.

Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of the European Wind Energy Association, said: “These numbers show that wind is the driving force behind the EU’s energy transition. Wind energy is a mature industry. It makes economic sense and is contributing significantly to Europe’s energy security and competitiveness goals.”

Renewables accounted for 77% of new power plant installations in 2015: 22.3GW of a total 29GW.

INVESTMENT: 3 MW Tacke wind farm with Tacke (GE) TW 1.5s

sale of 3 MW wind farm Tacke TW 1.5s, site in Germany, in operation

location: Germany

power rating wind farm: 3,000 kW (3 MW)
rated power wind turbine: 1.500 kW each
manufacturer WTG: Tacke (GE)
quantity: 2
turbine type: 1.5s
hub height: 65m
rotor diameter: 70m

start of operation: 1999

feed-in tariff by German law (cent / kWh) / duration: 9.1 cents / kWh

Land-based wind energy: Analysis of the German market in 2015

Successful wind energy expansion, but the EEG amendment gives rise to growing uncertainty in the industry. With a net increase of 3,535.8 megawatts, 2015 was the second strongest year for onshore wind energy expansion in Germany. But the draft Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) 2016 does away with binding expansion targets, and will manage wind energy expansion on land by means of annually variable tendering quantities. This means uncertainty for manufacturers and operators.

Berlin. VDMA Power Systems and BWE are demanding that the government coordinates the EEG 2016 with the Climate Protection Plan 2050. Measures for linking the power, heating and mobility sectors must be taken into account. It is also essential to even out the onshore wind energy tendering volumes for a period of ten years.

The past year was good for land-based wind energy: the industry was able to install an additional net capacity of 3,535.8 megawatts in Germany, according to figures from a survey by Deutsche WindGuard commissioned by the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems. This is a good level of expansion. Compared with the previous year (4,385.9 megawatts), when pull-forward effects and new land designation resulted in record expansion, the net expansion fell by 19 per cent, but remains strong overall. The market analysis takes into account the dismantling of wind turbines with an installed capacity of around 195.2 megawatts, a drop of 46 per cent compared to the previous year (364.4 megawatts). The analysis lists the replacement of these in so-called repowering projects with a volume of 484.1 megawatts. Germany’s accumulated wind energy capacity was 41,651.5 megawatts at the end of 2015. In a year of strong wind, a production of 78 terawatt hours was mathematically enough to supply 20 million households and 12 per cent of Germany’s gross power consumption.

Offshore wind energy in Germany: Figures 2015 – Record achieved due to catch-up effects

Offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 2,282.4 megawatts went on grid 2015. This demonstrates the capability of the German offshore wind industry and meets the expectations expressed at the beginning of 2015. This will however initially remain a unique record, as it is based on the catch-up effects of grid connection.

The industry considers reliable, continuous expansion as a basis for more climate protection and value creation more important in the long term than any one-off records. To achieve such continuity it is necessary that the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) 2016 and the Offshore Grid Development Plan (O-NEP) 2025 are properly coordinated.

546 offshore wind turbines, with a total capacity of 2,282.4 megawatts went on grid in Germany last year. This brings the total number of turbines connected to the grid by 31 December 2015 up to 792, with a combined capacity of 3,294.9 megawatts. A further 41 wind turbines with 246 megawatts of power were fully erected in the past year, but are not yet feeding in to the grid.122 foundations were build offshore in 2015, for wind turbines to be installed in 2016. These figures have been published by Deutsche WindGuard in its Status of Offshore Wind Energy Development in Germany, commissioned by the Working Group for Offshore Wind Energy (AGOW), the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation (SOW), VDMA Power Systems and the German Wind Energy Agency (WAB).

According to the working group AG Energiebilanzen, offshore wind turbines produced over 8 terawatt hours of electricity in 2015. This is enough to cover the power consumption of over 2 million households or around 1.4 percent of the gross electricity generation in Germany.

INVESTMENT: 750 kW Lagerwey wind turbine, on site, operational

sale of single Lagerwey wind turbine with 750 kW rated power, in Operation

location: Germany

power rating wind farm: 750 kW (0.75 MW)
rated power wind turbine: 750 kW (0.75 MW)
manufacturer WTG: Lagerwey, The Netherlands
turbine type: LW 750, gearless
hub height: 75m
rotor diameter: 54m

The German wind industry takes a breather

The figures for onshore wind in Germany show a downturn in the first six months of this year. Despite this, the trade associations predict a net additional installation for the whole of 2015 of at least 4,000 megawatts, which would make climate goals achievable. The manufacturers are however burdened by a boom and bust market situation, and perch on a system that will guarantee continuous future expansion.

Frankfurt/Berlin, 30 July 2015 – In the first half of 2015 the additional net wind energy capacity installed in Germany was around 1,093 megawatts. This is about a third (34 per cent) less than in the same period last year, when the industry achieved a record figure of 1,659 megawatts. This still makes the first half of 2015 the second-best in the history of wind energy in Germany. If one includes the capacity of the turbines dismantled and replaced in the first six months, then the gross capacity increase was 1,185 megawatts.

VDMA Power Systems expects a strong second half in 2015. By the end of the year they estimate an annual net increase of 4,000 to 4,500 megawatts capacity and therefore a total onshore wind capacity of at least 42,000 megawatts. The crucial factors the German Wind Energy Association sees in three restrictions impending in 2016: First the degression anchored in the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) kicks in as of 1 January 2016. Second the forthcoming non-remuneration in the event of lasting negative electricity prices creates uncertainty about the future, and lastly, the level of interest rates is picking up again.

sale of 2 MW wind farm NEG Micon NM 60/1000, site in Germany, in operation

INVESTMENT: 2 MW NEG Micon (VESTAS) wind farm

location: Germany

power rating wind farm: 2,000 kW (2.0 MW)
rated power wind turbine: 1,000 kW (1.0 MW) each
manufacturer WTG: NEG Micon (VESTAS)
turbine type: NM 60/1000
hub height: 80m
rotor diameter: 60m

maintenance contract: normal

Investment opportunity: operational 8 MW GE wind farm on site in Germany 2014

sale of wind farm with 3 GE Wind Energy 2.5-120 on site in Germany

location: Germany

power rating: 7,500 kW (7.5 MW)
WTG: 3 pieces
Power rating wind turbine: 2.5 MW
manufacturer WTG: GE Wind Energy
hub height: 140m
rotor diameter: 120m

SALE of 2 Enercon E-44 WTG

FOR SALE: Old Wind Energy Turbines (WTG) Repowering
Enercon

Located on a site in Germany to be dismantled by or on costs of buyer

Manufacturer: ENERCON

type: E44

quantity: 2

rated Power: 600 kW

Rotor Diameter: 44m

Hub height: 65 m

Blades: Enercon

start of operation: 2000

available: 3rd/4th quarter 2016

Price: on request