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News & in-depth analysis of wind energy technology, including wind turbines, turbine blades, drive trains, electricity transmission, smart grids and energy storage.

Floating offshore wind farm eyes Chevron-backed platform

Floating offshore wind farm eyes Chevron-backed platform

Local content drive underpins Simply Blue Energy and Subsea 7's deal to assess Ocergy's low-weight floating platform design

Enercon uses self-climbing crane to install EP5 turbines

Enercon uses self-climbing crane to install EP5 turbines

Proof-of-concept shows that second-generation self-climbing LCC140 crane can install complete 4-5MW-plus EP5 turbines

GE’s Haliade-X cleared for markets in typhoon zones

GE’s Haliade-X cleared for markets in typhoon zones

DNV’s certification verifies that the Haliade-X offshore wind turbine can operate safely and efficiently under extreme wind conditions

News and analysis

How Ørsted plans to solve offshore wind cable challenge

Danish developer reports erosion and risk of cable failures due to cable protection system that was previously the “industry standard”

Vestas considers expanding UK blade production

A potential sales boost from the upcoming CfD tender round could prompt the Danish turbine maker to expand its UK footprint

Exus plans 85MW wind-solar hybrid project in Portugal

Exus sees hybrid wind and solar projects as an opportunity to optimise the grid, its chief operating officer explained

Aker supports wind blade recycling development

Two Aker companies have teamed up with a UK university to tackle recycling of wind turbine blades – a growing issue for the sector

Video: Hywind Tampen floating foundations move to deep water

Concrete slip-forming of 11 spar foundations reached 20m at Aker Solutions' yard and will continue to 107.5m at a deep-water site

In depth

Wind and storage hybrids — a marriage made in heaven?

Adding storage to renewables is on the rise, as the US leads the way in solar-battery hybrids and wind-battery projects take off in the UK

How Siemens Gamesa’s offshore turbines hit 97% availability

SGRE’s technology chief on enhancing reliability, reducing downtime and the possibility of working with other OEMs

WindTech: Who said that size doesn’t matter?

Wind turbine trends for 2020 all point in one direction: bigger is better. Eize de Vries reviews the year’s best-selling models

Exclusive: How Vestas beat rivals to launch first 15MW offshore turbine

Record-breaking 236-metre rotor and 15MW rating combine proven offshore experience with the latest EnVentus onshore technology. Eize de Vries finds out more

Hybrid projects — a marriage made in heaven?

The US market leads the way in solar-battery hybrid facilities, while wind-battery projects are becoming more common in the UK