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From 1 July, Thomas Alsbjerg will be executive vice president of digital solutions and development

Vestas boosts digital solutions and project development

Vestas has launched a new business unit for digital solutions as it seeks to boost its digital resilience after a cyber attack last year, and elevated its project development to executive level.

Hi-voltage cabling can help deliver cost savings for offshore wind farm (pic credit: NKT)

Offshore industry urged to act fast and switch to cost saving 132kV array systems

Carbon Trust report says there are dramatic cost savings for offshore wind from moving to 132kV and no technical showstoppers

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, Scotland (pic credit: BOWL)

CfD reform could attract £175bn in wind investment

RenewableUK manifesto outlines a framework for sweeping reforms to meet 2035 net-zero goal

News and analysis

Proposals to speed up grid connection in US get unanimous FERC approval

Cluster approach will streamline interconnection processing, introduce penalties on transmission providers, and reduce waiting times for wind projects

Jury awards royalties after verdict in GE vs SGRE court battle

Verdict has implications for Vineyard Wind 1 project which might use the disputed technology

SGRE vs GE court case: ‘60GW US offshore wind exposed to intellectual property risk'

Analyst warns ruling on US patent law application could impact almost all of the US’s offshore wind pipeline

General Motors backs multi-rotor floating wind concept

US car giant enters into strategic agreement to help Norwegian startup develop innovative floating concept

Exclusive: Suzlon launches 3MW onshore wind platform

Indian turbine maker launches 3MW platform for low-wind sites after years of struggling with debt and market slowdown

In depth

Opinion: Distribution of value in the wind industry is broken – it’s time for a new settlement

In signing off from Siemens Gamesa after three years that might diplomatically be described as ‘eventful’, I wrote to colleagues that: “I suspect it will get worse before it gets better, but it will get better”.

Wind turbine towers: is it time to ditch steel for prefab concrete?

Spain’s concrete bridge specialist HWS talks to Eize de Vries about its disruptive AirTower solution for 7-8MW-plus onshore wind turbines

Opinion: Slow down turbine development to speed up the offshore rollout - Vestas CTO

It's time for a more collaborative approach to meet 2030 offshore wind deployment targets

How can automated blade coating meet industry, quality and volume demands?

Tebulo Industrial Robotics tells Eize de Vries how it is working with industry to take its blade-painting robot technology to the next stage

Vestas V163-4.5 MW: Building on the 4MW platform success

Exclusive in-depth analysis: Eize de Vries talks to Vestas about its new V163-4.5 MW, designed for MW-constrained markets