German manufacturer Nordex and research institute Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energie Systems (Fraunhofer IWES) have developed a new approach to testing a wind turbine’s ability to operate when connected to the grid.
Italian oil and gas group Eni’s retail power and renewable energy unit Plenitude has signed a deal to acquire Italian wind energy developer and operator PLT, in a transaction that will boost its Italian onshore wind capacity and give it a foothold in Spain.
Anders Nielsen, chief technology officer for the turbine manufacturer Vestas, discusses why the race for the biggest turbine has to slow down.
Experts from Corio Generation, Vestas and Northland Power discuss the opportunities and the challenges for this nascent industry
Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, discusses the key themes to emerge from this year’s WindEnergy Hamburg conference.
Industry specialists discuss how a raft of new policy measures from the German government could ramp up its onshore wind industry.
The US Business Network for Offshore Wind discusses the implications of SGRE and GE’s court battle and Biden’s big policy announcement
Vestas, Acciona and the European Commission discuss whether the war has sharpened minds on green energy roll-out
WindEurope's CEO Giles Dickson joins us to discuss whether we can hit the EU's ambitious wind target
The wind industry today has reached sufficient levels of maturity and is ready to embrace modularisation and standardisation (M&S).
A lack of dedicated policy and outdated legislation in Ireland has directly impeded the development of the country’s offshore wind.
It’s now a year since the UK government announced plans to deliver a 95% renewable electricity mix by 2035.
The ongoing patent dispute between GE and Siemens Gamesa is part of a broader strategy by the former, but it appears to have backfired.
When is a windfall tax on renewable energy not a windfall tax? Allow me to explain.
The UK’s plan for a market-wide conversion to contracts for difference looks good on paper but investment in its supply chain, and the rapid build-out of new capacity are all at risk.
Patents serve to protect and reward innovation, but an injunction against GE selling its Haliade-X turbine in the US could push up prices for developing offshore wind farms.
Earlier this month, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a major climate and clean energy bill to tackle some of the problems the state is facing in the quest for carbon neutrality.
The biggest ever round of the UK government’s flagship renewables auction scheme was finalised last week with offshore wind emerging as one of the sector’s biggest winners.
Former Siemens Gamesa insider says turbine manufacturers are in dire need of the bright future they were promised
Nanjing High Speed Gear Manufacturing Company (NGC), one of the world’s largest wind-turbine gearbox suppliers, presents its strong roadmap with a focus on medium-speed drivetrains. Eize de Vries finds out more.
UK-based OWLC is hoping to challenge the dominance of monopile offshore substructures with a novel gravity tripod concept in full concrete. Eize de Vries hears more from the company's CEO, Matt Bleasdale.
Siemens Gamesa reported a net loss of €940 million for its 2022 fiscal year (1 October 2021-30 September 2022) and faces a 'transition year' ahead, but CEO Jochen Eickholt said the firm is on course for profitable growth.
It’s easy to assume it will play a pivotal role in the energy transition. But can we afford to divert up to 500TWh of renewable power to it in Europe alone when wind capacity is not being deployed fast enough to meet existing targets?
Vestas’ executive vice president for digital solutions and development Thomas Alsbjerg on permitting, partnership and the company’s project development ambitions
The global energy crisis has thrown the cost of achieving net zero into the spotlight, but will it really be as expensive as some suggest? And, even if it were, the bill for back-tracking on global ambitions could be significantly higher.
The 2022 edition of the Land-Based Wind Market Report, published by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in August, analyses cost trends for the 13.4GW of onshore wind capacity that was added in the US in 2021.
GE has unveiled two new designs for the Haliade-X as part of its ongoing patent dispute with rival turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa in court filings made public today.
Nine years after exploring inside the near-ready Vestas V164-8.0 MW prototype nacelle, Eize de Vries revisited Lindø to experience the V236-15.0 MW successor.
The wind industry continues to raise the bar with new innovations and evolutionary developments, as our selection shows
Low wind pioneer takes top spot with new model, but Chinese OEMs with super-size rotors are making headway
End of Chinese onshore subsidies creates new 3.5-4MW-plus “large-rotor” segment with focus on cutting levelised cost of energy
Extensive track record pays dividends for major offshore player, but as sector expands beyond Europe, competition is getting fiercer
Focus on lowering costs as turbine sizes increase, with the winning solution ready for future 20MW-plus powertrains
Blades are still getting longer, but as the R&D focus on recyclability gathers pace, the winning concept has the edge
The wind industry’s supply chain continues to innovate in response to growing turbine sizes and cost pressures, both onshore and offshore
While floating wind is still a small offshore segment, it is seeing a lot of innovative design work. We look at some systems to watch