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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.

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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".

German renewables levy to peak in 2021

German renewables levy to peak in 2021

The surcharge funding Germany's green energy expansion will rise in 2020 and peak in 2021, before falling as first-generation renewable power plants' 20-year contracts expire, according to a clean energy think tank.

Californian communities in line for 1GW floater's power

Californian communities in line for 1GW floater's power

Local communities are expected to buy electricity from the 1GW Castle Wind offshore project, in development off Morro Bay in central California.

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

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.

Roller bearings for longer turbine lifespans

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.

Banks Renewables' legal challenge halts CfD auction

Banks Renewables' legal challenge halts CfD auction

UK developer Banks Group has launched a legal challenge against the UK government, claiming its contract for differences (CfD) support scheme discriminates in favour of offshore wind at the expense of onshore wind.

Vestas Q2 profits fall amid rising costs

Vestas Q2 profits fall amid rising costs

Vestas' earnings and net profit were lower in the second quarter of the year as rising tariffs, raw material prices, and transport costs hit the manufacturer's gross margin.

Nordex adds 163-metre rotor to 5MW platform

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.


In Depth

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.

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.

WindEconomics: More confirmation for low cost of wind

The International Renewable Energy Agency's (Irena) "Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018" report confirms that onshore wind energy is one of the cheapest electricity-generating options, now and into the future.

Jobs and investment make the case for wind

RenewableUK's policy supremo Emma Pinchbeck tells Shaun Campbell why onshore wind is essential for the country's economy and net-zero target.

Clash of the titans -- top 5 biggest onshore turbines

Nameplate capacities of more than 5MW; rotor blades pushing beyond the 80-metre mark; towers exceeding 160 metres for tip heights of 250 metres-plus. A new generation of giant onshore turbines is rapidly coming to market, with five of the world's top OEMs leading the charge.

Windpower Monthly Events

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.