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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 renewbables capacity from about 45GW at present to 120GW by 2030

Exclusive: Vestas deploys remotely operated blade-correcting installation tool

Exclusive: Vestas deploys remotely operated blade-correcting installation tool

Vestas has started using a new remotely operated blade installation tool that removes the need for handheld taglines

Wind developers avoid latest German wind-solar PV tender

Wind developers avoid latest German wind-solar PV tender

No wind power developer has ever been successful in Germany’s technology-neutral tenders, which pit wind and solar PV against one another

Ørsted joins flurry of offshore wind projects in South Korea

Ørsted joins flurry of offshore wind projects in South Korea

Ørsted aims to develop South Korean offshore wind projects with a potential capacity of up to 1.6GW off the coast of Incheon City

UK offshore wind to compete in own CfD tender round

UK offshore wind to compete in own CfD tender round

The UK government hopes to award contracts to 12GW of renewable energy capacity in the next auction rounds, which are scheduled for late 2021

India and the UK break into EY's top five investment markets

India and the UK break into EY's top five investment markets

Australia, India and the UK continue a march up the top table of investment markets in EY's renewable energy country attractiveness index (Recai)

Goldwind prioritises larger rotors over higher ratings to reduce LCoE

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

Europe’s ‘hidden demand’ for green hydrogen could hit 1,400TWh

Europe’s ‘hidden demand’ for green hydrogen could hit 1,400TWh

Demand could see the technology become mainstream in three years according to a report from a new coalition backed by WindEurope, Nordex and RWE Renewables

RWE to sell 49% stake in Humber Gateway wind farm

RWE to sell 49% stake in Humber Gateway wind farm

RWE continues its strategy of selling stakes in its offshore wind assets to fund investments in further renewable energy development

Vestas launches probe as newly installed V150 collapses in Sweden

Vestas launches probe as newly installed V150 collapses in Sweden

Vestas and developer Wpd have launched investigation after a newly installed Vestas V150 turbine collapsed at a Swedish wind farm over the weekend

GE 'in talks' to set up UK offshore wind turbine factory

GE 'in talks' to set up UK offshore wind turbine factory

GE Renewable Energy is understood to be negotiating with UK government officials over a wind turbine factory in north-east England or eastern Scotland

ORE Catapult plans 3D wind turbine blade printing

ORE Catapult plans 3D wind turbine blade printing

The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult will invest in prototype blade manufacturing facility that uses additive manufacturing

‘Wind turbines don’t turn forever’: Industry issues new end-of-life guidance

‘Wind turbines don’t turn forever’: Industry issues new end-of-life guidance

WindEurope has issued new guidance on dismantling onshore turbines, many thousands of which are due to be decommissioned over the next three years

‘Melting’ blades offer glimpse of recyclable future

‘Melting’ blades offer glimpse of recyclable future

A thermoplastic composite turbine blade could “transform” the wind industry following validation at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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

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

Offshore blade maintenance robot wins major backing from GE

Offshore blade maintenance robot wins major backing from GE

Novel remote blade maintenance technique for offshore wind farms wins accolades in an important competition organised by GE Renewable Energy and renewable energy research groups

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

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