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Moventas pushes gearbox technology past 200Nm/kg boundary

Moventas pushes gearbox technology past 200Nm/kg boundary

Chief technology officer Jyrki Virtanen talks to Eize de Vries about the technology that enabled the Exceed Evo+ innovation

WindEconomics: More analysis needed on system costs as renewables grow

WindEconomics: More analysis needed on system costs as renewables grow

Comparing recent government studies with work by Imperial College shows need for more detailed work on predicting system costs with increasing amounts of renewables

Borssele 1 & 2 offshore 752MW wind farm now fully online

Borssele 1 & 2 offshore 752MW wind farm now fully online

Ørsted's first Dutch offshore wind farm has been fully commissioned, making it the largest in the Netherlands and the second biggest globally

Vestas confirms 328MW of V136-4.2MW orders in Australia

Vestas confirms 328MW of V136-4.2MW orders in Australia

Vestas wins two wind projects totalling 328MW in Victoria, Australia, in a partnership deal with Global Power Generation, a subsidiary of multinational power company Naturgy Group

Russia more than triples capacity in 2020 but now faces delays

Russia more than triples capacity in 2020 but now faces delays

Wind farm commissioning in Russia has continued in 2020 as developers caught up with delays from 2019, but they now face a race against time, with 700MW still due to come online by the end of the year

SSE and Equinor secure 'world's largest offshore wind project financing'

SSE and Equinor secure 'world's largest offshore wind project financing'

Banks and export credit agencies from around the world have now backed the first two 1.2GW phases of SSE and Equinor's Dogger Bank wind farm in the North Sea

Warning over heavy lift vessel 'bottleneck' for offshore wind

Warning over heavy lift vessel 'bottleneck' for offshore wind

Analysis from Rystad Energy indicates demand from offshore wind's development pipeline is outpacing the number vessels capable of installing large components

Repsol plans to grow wind fleet in new 'low-carbon' unit

Repsol plans to grow wind fleet in new 'low-carbon' unit

Wind is due to play a key role in Repsol increasing its 'low carbon generation' fleet, but the majority of the Spanish oil major's investments through to 2025 will still be in carbon-intensive activities

Siemens Gamesa to supply subsidy-free Canadian wind farm

Siemens Gamesa to supply subsidy-free Canadian wind farm

Berkshire Hathaway Energy's Rattlesnake Ridge wind farm in Alberta will receive no public money, subsidy or tax benefit

Vestas to fund start-ups through new venture capital arm

Vestas to fund start-ups through new venture capital arm

Vestas plans to invest in early-stage start-ups within sustainable energy around the world through its new corporate venture capital arm, Vestas Ventures

Enel looks to triple renewables capacity by 2030

Enel looks to triple renewables capacity by 2030

Enel plans to invest about €70 billion in renewable energy in the next decade, boosting renewables capacity from about 45GW at present to 120GW by 2030

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Explainer: The hidden costs of oil storage

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.

Goldwind prioritises larger rotors over higher ratings to reduce LCoE

Goldwind chief engineer Endi Zhai talks to Eize de Vries about the firm’s new models and technology development advances, and how it plans to adapt to looming cuts to state support in its home market

Windtech: Click-on and go device promises fast turbine evacuation

Quick access to a safe way to escape from a turbine fire is key to saving lives. Eize de Vries finds out why a new evacuation system claims to have the edge over traditional rope-based rescue solutions

Damage control - How quickly can Biden undo Trump's climate policy?

We look at where Biden can move fast to shift focus towards renewables and where he will face battles

Opinion

Sector's performance during crisis gives reasons to be cheerful

There are good grounds for optimism for the future of the global wind power industry.

Editor's view: a summer marred by losses

Wind power in Europe was not looking particularly healthy even before the pandemic struck.

SGRE: picking up the turbine pace

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.

Repowering is key to true 'transition'

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.

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