Turbine purchasing bounced back in June after a dramatic slump in the preceding months, according to the latest data collated by Windpower Intelligence (WPI), the research division of Windpower Monthly.
The Democrats' presidential candidate, Joe Biden, has unveiled a $2 trillion package of clean energy and sustainability measures to decarbonise the US power sector by 2035 ahead of the country’s election in November.
The UK government will relax construction barriers surrounding large-scale battery projects in support of wind power across England and Wales.
Global floating wind capacity could grow from less than 100MW today to 10GW by 2030 and then to more than 70GW by 2040, but challenges remain, according to new analysis.
Modern wind turbines would need only small tweaks to supply grid services currently provided by conventional sources, such as natural gas plants, according to a US Department of Energy-led study.
Investments in new offshore wind capacity reached $35 billion in the first half of 2020, defying the Covid-19 recession, new analysis suggests.
Chinese manufacturer Dongfang has connected the country’s first 10MW offshore wind turbine to the grid.
With the influx of renewables on the grid in recent years and the slump in demand due to Covid-19 health crisis, the price of oil has plummeted. So is there case to be made to store up oil at these low costs for when times are hard? Or should the global pandemic be the catalyst to leaving oil in the ground? We take a look at some of the figures.
Enercon‘s recent €1.15 billion agreement with banks — a €550 million business loan extension and a new €600 million new guarantee facility — reflects confidence in the company‘s recovery path. Meanwhile, improved export credit guarantees for renewables launched by the German government could help the turbine maker reposition itself as a global player.
After March and April saw the industry battle huge challenges as the coronavirus epidemic swept the globe, May saw its attention turn to what the new normal could look like once the health threat fades.
As lockdowns and travel restrictions forced factory closures and paralysed the supply chain, the lack of visibility of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic caused Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), and Nordex to suspend their full-year guidance.
The merger of Siemens and Gamesa was never going to be a simple affair. Two major multinational wind-turbine manufacturers pursuing separate markets with different turbine technologies might have made all kinds of sense as a business plan on paper, but threw up all manner of questions about how that could actually be achieved on the production floors and at project sites.
There was always something slightly dispiriting about the phrase "energy transition". It represented something sluggish and recalcitrant -- a creeping, crawling process through conferences and committees about how shifting from dirty and resource-finite sources to clean and sustainable energy could be managed in the prevailing economic and political circumstances.
This column is generally written with the reasonable expectation that the world will not have radically changed in the seven to ten days it takes to get from this keyboard to your intray. That is clearly not the case on this occasion.
The UK government’s effective ban on the development of onshore wind was impossible to reconcile with a target of net-zero emissions by 2050.