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First look: Haliade-X blades fitted to prototype

First look: Haliade-X blades fitted to prototype

GE Rewnewable Energy has completed the installation of the major components for its 12MW prototype at the Port of Rotterdam.

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Local protests kill Norway's wind plans

Local protests kill Norway's wind plans

The government has ended work on a national framework for wind power after overwhelming local opposition to the plans.

MHI Vestas gets nod for 1GW Seagreen

MHI Vestas gets nod for 1GW Seagreen

MHI Vestas is in line to supply 114 turbines for the full 1,075MW Seagreen project in the North Sea. It will be Scotland's largest offshore wind farm.

Offshore wind cable market to grow 57% by 2023

Offshore wind cable market to grow 57% by 2023

The value of the global market for subsea cables is set to increase 57% in the next four years as the offshore wind sector expands.

PPA hunt for 'Canada's largest wind farm'

PPA hunt for 'Canada's largest wind farm'

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada (BHE Canada) and RES have launched a search for partners to buy power from what could be Canada's largest onshore wind farm, testing how wind can compete without subsidy in Alberta.

Wind pushing UK renewables past fossil fuels

Wind pushing UK renewables past fossil fuels

Renewables will soon provide the largest share of the UK's electricity generation mix, according to official figures, with the growth in wind -- lately in offshore -- driving the sector to a tipping point.

Deutsche Windtechnik replaces Senvion at Trianel site

Deutsche Windtechnik replaces Senvion at Trianel site

Deutsche Windtechnik will service 32 Senvion turbines at the 203MW Trianel Borkum Windpark II project in the German North Sea, replacing the embattled manufacturer as operations and maintenance (O&M) provider.

WindTech: Why wood works for modular, low-carbon towers

WindTech: Why wood works for modular, low-carbon towers

A Swedish company has come up with a novel design to make towers more cost-effective to manufacture, transport and install while reducing lifecycle LCoE. And it is made almost entirely out of wood.

Over 100GW needed for UK to reach net-zero

Over 100GW needed for UK to reach net-zero

More than 100GW of new wind and solar PV capacity will be needed by mid-century if the UK is to reach its net-zero target by 2050, according to new analysis.

In Depth

Rush to beat subsidy end puts the squeeze on supply chains

China might struggle to meet growing offshore demand, while construction and connection bottlenecks could lead to project cancellations in the US.

WindEconomics: US costs fall as turbine ratings increase

The latest report from the Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory (LBNL) in the US chronicles the continuing development of wind energy, accompanied by steady falls in costs of both projects and energy.

Why wind needs a more diverse workforce

The evidence is clear in the bottom line: companies with diverse workforces outperform those that draw their recruits from a narrow base. But wind power needs to do more to recruit and retain the best talent.

Putting their faith in renewable energy

Religious organisations have been leading the exodus from fossil-fuel investments. Now, convinced by the economic case and with pressure to act on the growing climate emergency, they are proactively looking to put money into renewables.

Milestones on the road to 10GW

As the UK becomes the first country in the world to reach 10GW of offshore wind, Windpower Monthly looks back at the most significant steps over the past 20 years.

Opinion

Strike action and strike prices dominate news agenda

The Windpower Monthly editorial team did not participate in the worldwide climate-crisis strikes and protests of 20 September. We thought we would serve the cause better by continuing to report on the latest developments in the global wind-power industry, a vital component in the transition to clean energy.

US wind continues to grow as economics beats Trump rhetoric

Donald Trump won the US presidential election in November 2016 with a promise to revitalise the country's coal industry.

Modi re-election maintains India's momentum

OPINION: Narendra Modi has overseen an overhaul of the renewables landscape in India during his first term in office. For all of the setbacks, his re-election should be greeted warmly by the industry.

Onshore wind is UK litmus test

One of the last pieces of legislation passed through the UK parliament under the premiership of Theresa May set a target of net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050. It was supported by the man who has succeeded her as prime minister, Boris Johnson.

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