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'Curtailment reduction could double Chinese wind fleet by 2028'

'Curtailment reduction could double Chinese wind fleet by 2028'

Further reductions to Chinese curtailment rates will make inland provinces more attractive for wind power investment, and help the country double its wind power capacity by 2028, according to new analysis.

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Technological progress pumps up US project performance

Technological progress pumps up US project performance

Longer blades and taller towers are having a dramatic effect on wind project output in the US, according to the Department of Energy (DoE).

Storage developer buys into Texas wind

Storage developer buys into Texas wind

Glidepath Power Solutions is buying eight distributed wind projects with a combined capacity of 149MW near Amarillo in Texas.

China's 'first 10MW generator passes tests'

China's 'first 10MW generator passes tests'

Dongfang Electric Machinery has developed China's first 10MW offshore wind generator, according to state reports.

Naikun in talks with 'major offshore developer'

Naikun in talks with 'major offshore developer'

Canadian developer Naikun Wind Energy Group has signed an "indicative offer" with an unnamed "major offshore wind development company" to pursue its planned project off the coast of British Columbia.

What the US offshore sector could learn from Europe

What the US offshore sector could learn from Europe

Cross-border coordination has helped European countries leverage planned transmission infrastructure, achieve resource flexibility and gain economies of scale, a study commissioned by New York state has found.

Enercon prepares new platforms for production

Enercon prepares new platforms for production

Enercon's E-147 EP5 prototype will soon be ready for rollout, marking another significant step in the manufacturer's technology transition. Eize de Vries reports exclusively from Enercon's research and development centre in Aurich.

'Up to 85GW corporate PPA demand through to 2030'

'Up to 85GW corporate PPA demand through to 2030'

The renewable energy demands of the 1,000 biggest companies in the US could create a need for up to 85GW of corporate procurement through to 2030, according to new research.

Goldwind to supply first Canadian site

Goldwind to supply first Canadian site

Goldwind has entered the Canadian wind market with an order to provide 50 turbines for a project in Saskatchewan that its developer claims will provide power at a "world record low price".


In Depth

The race to 100GW: How the US wind industry grew

The US is nearing 100GW of installed wind capacity in an industry spanning almost 40 years. Watch to see how, and where, the sector has flourished.

Nordex adds 163-metre rotor to 5MW platform

The German turbine maker, first to market in the supersize onshore class, has taken another jump forward with a 163-metre rotor for its Delta 5.X range.

History of wind turbines told at German museum

An open-air museum in Germany brings together a unique collection of more than 30 historic wind turbines built from the late 1970s until 1997, from one-off home experiments to some of the earliest models from major manufacturers.

Roller bearings for longer turbine lifespans

Thyssenkrupp Rothe Erde's single momentum rotor bearings are incorporated in large-scale direct-drive and geared turbines, and they will soon enter the 10MW offshore range. Eize de Vries talks exclusively with senior engineers about the company's latest product and R&D advances, and visits its massive new outdoor rotor and pitch bearing test rig.

Snapshot: 100 down, 74 to go at Hornsea

├śrsted's has passed the halfway mark as it installs the 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines off the UK's east coast at what will be the world's biggest offshore wind farm.

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August 2019

Opinion

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.

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.