The war in Ukraine is increasing demand for "domestic" wind and solar at the expense of imported fossil fuels, but renewable energy growth will need to reach record levels for the world to limit global warming, according to energy supermajor BP.
PODCAST Episode 7: Is biggest best
when it comes to wind turbines?
Anders Nielson, chief technology officer for the turbine manufacturer Vestas, discusses why the race for the biggest turbine has to slow down
Experts from Corio Generation, Vestas and Northland Power discuss the opportunities and the challenges for this nascent industry
Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, discusses the key themes to emerge from WindEnergy Hamburg.
Industry specialists discuss how a raft of new policy measures from the German government could ramp up its onshore wind industry.
The US Business Network for Offshore Wind discusses SGRE and GE’s court battle and Biden’s big policy announcement.
Vestas, Acciona and the European Commission discuss whether the war has sharpened minds on green energy roll-out
WindEurope's CEO Giles Dickson joins us to discuss whether we can hit the EU's ambitious wind target
Brazilian industrial conglomerate WEG has installed a 4.2MW prototype wind turbine in India – a power rating significantly higher than the national average.
Windpower Monthly's editorial team is now on leave for the Christmas break. We will be back on 3 January, but in the meantime, read our review of the year and a selection of our features and analysis from 2022.
Small modular reactors (SMRs) – defined as those with an electrical output of 300MW or less – are claimed to be a low-carbon alternative to gas and coal-fired power stations because they deliver a steady output.
The winning bids in the provisional results of this week’s California offshore auction were significantly lower than in previous US offshore auctions, primarily because of one factor – the ultra-deep waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Italy is getting serious about expanding capacity in Italian waters, with floating technology featuring heavily in developers' plans. But there is work to do to create the right framework for tenders and avoid permitting delays.
Nanjing High Speed Gear Manufacturing Company (NGC), one of the world’s largest wind-turbine gearbox suppliers, presents its strong roadmap with a focus on medium-speed drivetrains. Eize de Vries finds out more.
UK-based OWLC is hoping to challenge the dominance of monopile offshore substructures with a novel gravity tripod concept in full concrete. Eize de Vries hears more from the company's CEO, Matt Bleasdale.
Scientists in the US are investigating a possible connection between thundersnow – a phenomenon combining heavy snow and thunder – and whether wind turbines are increasingly vulnerable to lightning strikes
Siemens Gamesa reported a net loss of €940 million for its 2022 fiscal year (1 October 2021-30 September 2022) and faces a 'transition year' ahead, but CEO Jochen Eickholt said the firm is on course for profitable growth.
It’s easy to assume it will play a pivotal role in the energy transition. But can we afford to divert up to 500TWh of renewable power to it in Europe alone when wind capacity is not being deployed fast enough to meet existing targets?