The Blog - What’s happening in wind

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Posted 21/08/2019
Author Ilaria Valtimora

Awards focus: Ripple Energy's Sarah Merrick

We announced the 13 shortlists for our inaugural European Wind Investment Awards in July. In the coming weeks, we're going to look at the companies shortlisted in our Innovation Award category,...

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Posted 19/08/2019
Author Richard Heap

"We left because of the Crimea crisis in 2014, but went back in 2017"

Norwegian developer NBT has this year reached financial close on its 246MW Syvash wind development in Ukraine, but why did the firm choose to focus on the Ukrainian market? We talk to NBT's chief...

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Posted 15/08/2019
Author Jonas Corné

How can wind companies avoid data 'dead ends'?

Using data wisely can help companies to manage their wind portfolios far more efficiently, but they could also get stuck with technology and processes that don't match their future goals. In this...

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Posted 15/08/2019
Author Robert Bates

5 emerging risks for offshore wind

The growth of offshore wind in emerging markets and the use of technology such as floating foundations is opening new financial risks for owners and investors. In this post, Robert Bates from...

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Posted 15/07/2019
Author Ilaria Valtimora

What is a proxy generation PPA?

Power purchase agreements have become an important way for wind developers to take their projects to financial close, and we are seeing new structures to help firms share risks. In this article,...

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Posted 04/07/2019
Author Richard Heap

Will Europeans dominate US offshore wind?

A Word About Wind gathered the most influential people in the US wind industry at our Financing Wind North America conference in April and talked about the biggest issues facing companies...

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Posted 03/07/2019
Author Richard Heap

Do our conferences only focus on wind?

Our conferences may be called Financing Wind, but it is easy to find people with expertise in other renewable energy sectors both on-stage and in the networking breaks. Richard Heap looks at the...

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Posted 03/07/2019
Author Ilaria Valtimora

What’s happening in floating wind in Europe?

Floating wind was one of seven key trends we identified for the wind industry in Europe in our European Power List report in June 2019. Ilaria Valtimora looks at recent deals and activity in the...

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Posted 01/07/2019
Author Ellen Lloyd

Who's going to be at Financing Wind Europe?

Before you commit to buying a ticket to an event, you what to know who you're going to be in a room with. In this post, client services manager Ellen Lloyd looks at who is likely to be in the room...

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Posted 26/06/2019
Author Sarah Stewart

Why does a diverse judging panel make an industry awards event more credible?

In order to make the judging of our European Wind Investment Awards as fair as we can, we have put together a judging panel with a diverse range of backgrounds and experience. Sarah Stewart...

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