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Contracts for difference (CfDs) and power purchase agreements (PPAs) were seen as the best way to combine stability for the industry with low prices for consumers, but inflation and escalating costs could mean an urgent rethink is needed of how offshore wind is funded.
Energy islands have the potential to revolutionise how wind energy is brought to land and shared with neighbouring countries. But what are the challenges to building them, how will they work once built and who will pay for it all?
Amid the energy crisis triggered by Russia's war on Ukraine, the case for wind has never been stronger. Even with commodity prices increasing as a result of the turmoil, wind power is still cheaper than gas
OEMs have responded to new market realities with fresh approaches to product scaling and switches in drive technology, along with many other innovations, as Eize de Vries highlights in his choices for Windpower Monthly’s Turbines of the Year 2022.
Renewables are seeing big investments and rising capacity targets, yet most turbine makers are slipping further into the red. How did we get to this point? Meanwhile green hydrogen will play a pivotal role in the energy transition but can we afford to divert 500TWh of renewable power to it?
Why we won’t hit global offshore wind targets without massive investment in transmission, plus balancing renewables expansion and biodiversity protection
From data theft to attacks on the satellite networks that handle remote monitoring, how safe are wind farms from cyber criminals?
Amid a global energy crisis triggered by volatile gas prices, costs for wind power are continuing to fall, our annual analysis shows
The tenth anniversary of our Turbines of the Year awards shows just how far the industry has come. Plus a review of 2021
Why repowering will be crucial for the future of the wind industry and what barriers need to be addressed
Why the market for corporate wind power deals is booming and the installation challenges for 14MW-plus offshore turbines
September's edition of Windpower Monthly looks at some of the world's fast-growing markets and what they can teach us
The August edition looks at the oil majors' growing interest in renewables and what it means for the wind industry
The challenges the wind industry faces to deliver ambitious targets to help the world move towards net zero emissions by 2050
May's edition of Windpower Monthly takes a look at the opportunities and challenges in key markets in southern Europe.
The April market status issue features an overview of 2020 capacity additions and future prospects for key markets and global regions
The March edition of Windpower Monthly comprises a special report looking at what's in store for offshore wind in the US
February's Windpower Monthly special report analyses energy costs, featuring our annual cost comparison and a look at energy storage
It is time for the Windpower Monthly awards, as we review the best new turbines, drivetrains, blades and technology innovations