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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

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

RWE and Mitsubishi join Maine floating pilot

RWE and Mitsubishi join Maine floating pilot

Offshore heavyweights enter US market for flagship floating demonstration project

News and Analysis

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

Ireland awards 480MW to wind in first green auction

Ireland has taken a ‘big step’ with its first clean energy tender, but prices can be cut further, claims the national wind energy association

Global offshore wind fleet to reach 230GW by 2030 - GWEC

Industry body forecasts eight-fold increase in global offshore wind capacity by 2030

Poland takes its foot off the onshore brake

The Polish government plans to unveil a new amendment to a damaging setback rule that has hindered onshore wind development before the end of the year, development minister Jadwiga Emilewicz announced after rappelling down from a turbine in central Poland.

Germany funds offshore wind-green hydrogen pilot

Government-backed pilot will chart course of Germany's first offshore wind-powered electrolyser

In Depth

Testing sea bed conditions in the Taiwan Strait

After years of talk and planning, work begins in earnest at one of the world's highest-potential offshore wind markets

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.

How permitting delays are hitting US offshore's ‘pathfinder’ project

The US’s nascent offshore wind sector is struggling to stick to its timetable as it faces new permitting obstacles and opposition from the fishing industry. Ros Davidson explores the ramifications for the 800MW Vineyard project

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 2

The next generation of new turbines continues apace in the second half of the year, but financial woes among many of the industry's western OEMs also bite. Here are the top articles from the latter half of 2019.

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 1

A spate of technology launches dominated the first half of the year, with a new generation of prototypes also being installed. Here are the top articles from the first half of 2019.