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Milestones on the road to 10GW

Milestones on the road to 10GW

As the UK becomes the first country in the world to reach 10GW of offshore wind, Windpower Monthly looks back at the most significant steps over the past 20 years.

Features

Why wind needs a more diverse workforce

The evidence is clear in the bottom line: companies with diverse workforces outperform those that draw their recruits from a narrow base. But wind power needs to do more to recruit and retain the best talent.

Putting their faith in renewable energy

Religious organisations have been leading the exodus from fossil-fuel investments. Now, convinced by the economic case and with pressure to act on the growing climate emergency, they are proactively looking to put money into renewables.

The rise and fall of Senvion

Senvion's demise has been on the cards for some time, but its collapse means the industry has lost a prominent technological pioneer in both the onshore and offshore sectors. Eize de Vries looks back on the company's impact on wind power development.


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Analysis

Rush to beat subsidy end puts the squeeze on supply chains

China might struggle to meet growing offshore demand, while construction and connection bottlenecks could lead to project cancellations in the US.

Merchant sites show onshore potential if governments listen

Two turbine orders in early September for subsidy-free sites indicate that onshore wind is on the brink of a subsidy-free existence with the emergence of super-sized rotors. But state intervention is still needed.

SGRE in 'final negotiations' to buy Senvion assets

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is in talks to acquire "selected services and onshore assets" in Europe from rival manufacturer Senvion.

UK offshore down to £39.65/MWh, with 5.4GW awarded

Offshore wind strike prices fell by almost a third, with nearly 5.5GW awarded across six offshore wind farms in the UK's latest contracts for difference (CfD) tender.

Comment

Strike action and strike prices dominate news agenda

The Windpower Monthly editorial team did not participate in the worldwide climate-crisis strikes and protests of 20 September. We thought we would serve the cause better by continuing to report on the latest developments in the global wind-power industry, a vital component in the transition to clean energy.

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