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Ireland plans 12GW renewables boost

Ireland plans 12GW renewables boost

Ireland has published a plan to increase its reliance on renewables from 30% today to 70% by 2030 by adding 12GW of additional clean energy capacity.

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'World's most powerful iron-based generator' to begin testing

'World's most powerful iron-based generator' to begin testing

Electromagnetic engineering firm GreenSpur Renewables is to begin testing what it claims is the world's most powerful ferrite-based direct-drive permanent magnet generator, but questions over funding remain.

US multi-project offshore link comments sought

US multi-project offshore link comments sought

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has called for expressions of interest in developing an offshore transmission system off the coasts of New York and New Jersey.

Q&A with Antti Turunen, ZF Wind Power

Q&A with Antti Turunen, ZF Wind Power

PARTNER CONTENT: Antti Turunen, Head of Global Service at ZF Wind Power, talks digitalisation, data and the importance of service in the future.

France awards Dunkirk site to EDF consortium

France awards Dunkirk site to EDF consortium

France's state-owned utility, EDF, and its consortium partners Enbridge and Innogy, have been named the winners of the tender to develop a 600MW offshore wind project off Dunkirk.

Gallery: Global Wind Day competition winners

Gallery: Global Wind Day competition winners

The wind industry celebrated Global Wind Day (15 June) with its annual photography competition. The winners offered a range of iconic images showing the impact of the sector around the world.

SGRE extends Taiwan pipeline

SGRE extends Taiwan pipeline

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been named the preferred supplier for the 376MW Formosa 2 offshore wind project being developed by Macquarie and Swancor off Taiwan.

Compete but cooperate on offshore, US states told

Compete but cooperate on offshore, US states told

The north-east US states are right to compete to build an offshore industry and create jobs in their jurisdiction, but they should also cooperate to avoid unnecessary costs to the consumer, the Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW) has said in a new report.

Indian sites suffer from delayed payments

Indian sites suffer from delayed payments

Wind and solar power generators in the three southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu are once again experiencing delays in payments from the distribution utilities.


In Depth

GE takes aviation's 'disruptive' technology into turbine design

GE Renewable Energy's technology chief believes the role of additive manufacturing could change the way wind turbines are produced.

WindTech: Researching and testing real-life solutions

RWTH Aachen's Centre for Wind Power Drives is a world-renowned hub for groundbreaking research in wind energy. Eize de Vries talks to its co-founder, Georg Jacobs, and two PhD researchers about their work and what drives them.

WindEconomics: US offshore costs down to European levels

The US entered the offshore-wind sector late, but a number of projects are now under development. Generation costs were initially high compared to European levels, but recent power purchase agreements (PPAs) suggest they are now very similar.

Snapshot: Testing heavyweight bearings for 10MW turbines

This huge spaceship-looking contraption will be testing the next generation of wind-turbine bearings as manufacturers press on into double-digit capacities and ever-growing loads

Giles Dickson: 'It's not about subsidy, it's about revenue stability'

Since Giles Dickson took over the helm at WindEurope nearly four years ago, the region has replaced long-running support schemes with competitive auctions and corporate buyers are now entering the market. He tells David Weston why this is a good thing for the industry.

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june 2019

Opinion

Danish wind must respond to 'public momentum'

OPINION: Following the merger of two major lobby groups, and ahead of a general election, Denmark's wind industry is in a strong position to continue growing, writes Jan Hylleberg.

Votes required for green agenda

Australians went to the polling booths on 18 May to vote in what was billed as the climate-change election. If that was the case, then the climate lost.

US grid starved of investment

Houston will host this year's American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) conference and exhibition (20-23 May), an appropriate choice given the size and health of the Texan wind energy market.