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Dongfang fast-tracks direct-drive designs for onshore and offshore

Dongfang fast-tracks direct-drive designs for onshore and offshore

In-depth technology analysis of China's most powerful operating turbine by Eize de Vries

First power at Borssele III & IV

First power at Borssele III & IV

The 731.5MW Borssele III & IV wind farm has supplied its first power, and is due to be fully online by October 2020

GE secures supercomputer access for offshore wind research

GE secures supercomputer access for offshore wind research

GE Research will use a US government supercomputer to conduct otherwise unfeasible research to lead to improved efficiencies in offshore wind production

Nordex secures €350 million Covid-19 aid loan

Nordex secures €350 million Covid-19 aid loan

Nordex's CFO said the loan would protect the company from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic

Oil engineer Aker Solutions unveils offshore wind blueprint

Oil engineer Aker Solutions unveils offshore wind blueprint

Aker Solutions sets out offshore wind business plan ahead of proposed spin-off

Vestas hits 100GW of wind turbines under service

Vestas hits 100GW of wind turbines under service

Vestas described its service division as a "highly profitable business with an even more promising outlook"

Own goal? GE's lawsuit could backfire, IP expert warns

Own goal? GE's lawsuit could backfire, IP expert warns

Vestas and Nordex may be the main beneficiaries of GE's legal action against SGRE

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In Depth

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.

WindEconomics: Renewables could assist economic post-pandemic recovery

In June it was a little uncertain how the wind industry would be affected by the global pandemic, as its competitive position had been eroded by falling gas and oil prices. More recently, however, there have been hopeful signs, not least the publication of the Sustainable Recovery report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

SGRE aims to cement market lead with tailored 3.X turbine for India

Siemens Gamesa launched its new SG 3.4-145 turbine to make the most of India's best wind sites. Eize de Vries finds out how the company's technical experts in Spain and India worked together to come up with the best design to offer flexible power ratings, withstand the country's hot, humid conditions and offer export potential.

Exclusive: Enercon fires-up first E-160 prototype

As Enercon put the final touches to the installation of its 4.6MW E160 EP5 E1 prototype, Eize de Vries spoke exclusively to CTO Jörg Scholle, reporting from the Wieringermeer test location in the Netherlands as the final massive blade was lifted into place

Opinion

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.

Coronavirus has changed our world drastically, but we still have a job to do

This column is generally written with the reasonable expectation that the world will not have radically changed in the seven to ten days it takes to get from this keyboard to your intray. That is clearly not the case on this occasion.

Details needed over UK's onshore wind reprieve

The UK government’s effective ban on the development of onshore wind was impossible to reconcile with a target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

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