technology

RSS feed

News & in-depth analysis of wind energy technology, including wind turbines, turbine blades, drive trains, electricity transmission, smart grids and energy storage.

Technology In Depth

Analysis: Siemens acts on turbine collapse with more checks

Analysis: Siemens acts on turbine collapse with more checks

EUROPE: Questions remain over who pays for the additional inspections required following the failure of a Bonus turbine at the Danish Paludan Flaks offshore project in November.

Drones: gimmick or game-changer?

Drones: gimmick or game-changer?

WORLDWIDE: Predicted to become a $1 billion industry in wind inspections, drones provide clear benefits in blade monitoring, but it is early days for their widespread adoption.

Turbines of the year: The big players scoop up the big prizes

Turbines of the year: The big players scoop up the big prizes

WORLDWIDE: Our annual review of the industry's best new products finds a shift in emphasis towards greater automation and modular construction to reduce costs, enhance product quality, and ease transport logistics.

Turbines of the year: Rotor Blades

Turbines of the year: Rotor Blades

WORLDWIDE: Greater consistency in manufacturing quality and an emphasis on easier transport and installation mark this year's entries.

Technology news

Carbon Trust tests 3D offshore wind mapping

IRELAND: The Carbon Trust has started a three-month campaign to trial scanning lidars able to create 3D wind maps to test the technology's ability to deliver more accurate measurements for entire offshore sites and ultimately help cut the costs of offshore wind.

Gallery: MHI Vestas V164 prototypes at Maade

DENMARK: MHI Vestas has installed two prototypes of its V164 8MW turbine at a site in Maade, near Esjberg in west Denmark.

Siemens 7MW to power Danish pilot

DENMARK: Four Siemens 7MW turbines will be used at a demonstration project in Denmark, following a call for proposals by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA).

Dong announces Vindeby decommissioning

DENMARK: One of the first offshore wind projects ever constructed will be dismantled after 25 years of operation.

Subscribe to Windpower Monthly

Windpower Monthly Events

    

Close up by eize de vries

Turbines of the year: Innovations

Turbines of the year: Innovations

WORLDWIDE: Best of the year's brightest ideas at the cutting edge of the wind industry.

Windtech: Combined component testing in 8MW rig

Windtech: Combined component testing in 8MW rig

GERMANY: A full-scale test bench for drivetrain components and complete nacelles up to 8.xMW was inaugurated in October at the Fraunhofer IWES research institute.

EWEA 2015: Gamesa unveils medium-wind 3.3MW turbine

EWEA 2015: Gamesa unveils medium-wind 3.3MW turbine

FRANCE: Only a month after the launch of the G126-2.5MW low-wind turbine, Gamesa has launched a 3.3MW machine for IEC class IIA sites.

Top wind turbine manufacturers

Latest Jobs