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The latest news and in-depth analysis of wind energy storage, the development of "green" hydrogen, hybridisation, renewable energy markets, power purchase agreements, transmission networks, interconnectivity, substations, supply interruption, and transmission failures. 

Europe’s ‘hidden demand’ for green hydrogen could hit 1,400TWh

Europe’s ‘hidden demand’ for green hydrogen could hit 1,400TWh

Demand could see the technology become mainstream in three years according to a report from a new coalition backed by WindEurope, Nordex and RWE Renewables

‘Extreme weather, cyber-attacks and variable electricity’ among key threats to wind power, finds IEA report

‘Extreme weather, cyber-attacks and variable electricity’ among key threats to wind power, finds IEA report

Major study points to serious challenges to the security of supply with the share of wind and solar electricity generation globally set to rise from 7% to 45% by 2040

Offshore wind bridges Germany-Denmark power gap

Offshore wind bridges Germany-Denmark power gap

A newly commissioned 400MW subsea cable makes it possible to send green power directly from the wind farms to consumers and, at the same time, exchange electricity between the two countries

News and Analysis

WindEurope hammers out eight-point plan to realise national ambitions

Report addresses challenges for Europe's leaders over the looming 73GW shortfall from their climate change pledges to reach 397GW of wind by 2030

Sweden's developers offer Europe's 'cheapest wind PPAs'

Developers in Sweden offered power purchase agreements for an average price of €29/MWh in the third quarter of 2020, according to LevelTen Energy

Lack of grid capacity hampers Russian growth

Following curtailment in the south of the country, government proposes changes that alarm investors

Right Covid-19 response can set course to net-zero

Limiting global warming will need a massive rollout of renewables and increased power system flexibility. This can only happen with the help of the right energy policies

French startup looks to onshore wind for green hydrogen

Construction starts on a pioneering green hydrogen plant powered by onshore wind turbines leaving the support system

In depth

'The technology works': How wind will fill the power gap

DNV GL CEO and wind industry veteran Ditlev Engel talks exclusively to Windpower Monthly about learning the lessons from the pandemic's effect on clean energy production

WindPlus: Falling costs will drive growth in hybrid projects for key states

Renewables-plus-storage projects in the US will more than treble in the US by the end of 2023, according to new analysis by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

WindPlus: Wind's role in seasonal energy storage

Ahead of the publication of the European green deal, a draft version circulated in May suggests further renewables growth will go hand in hand with hydrogen. DNV GL has produced a study on the need for -- and the viability of -- seasonal storage in a future power system with high levels of variable renewable electricity sources (VRES).

WindPlus: US solar-storage price drops likely to slow

Windpower Monthly's brand new section takes a closer look at some of the latest developments in wind, solar and storage hybrids.

Offshore wind makes waves by splitting water

Pilot projects across Europe are looking at using renewable energy to push beyond generating electricity. Powering electrolysis to produce "green" hydrogen could help decarbonise transport and heating while using existing offshore infrastructure.