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US-based blade manufacturer TPI Composites has acquired a team of engineers from Euros Group, which is owned by cash-strapped turbine manufacturer Senvion.
WindEurope has formed a new cross-sector platform with the continent's chemical and composite materials industries to advance new ways to recycle turbine blades.
Vestas and GE Renewable Energy have settled all disputes related to multiple claims of patent infringement, the two companies have announced.
Electromagnetic engineering firm GreenSpur Renewables is to begin testing what it claims is the world's most powerful ferrite-based direct-drive permanent magnet generator, but questions over funding remain.
Iberdrola's UK subsidiary ScottishPower is adding a 50MW lithium-ion battery - one of the largest in the UK - to its 539MW Whitelee onshore wind project in Scotland.
Nordex has officially opened a nacelle and hub production plant in Argentina.
Onshore wind farm operators will spend nearly $15 billion on operations and maintenance (O&M) services in 2019, according to new research by analysts at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (WMPR). Of this amount, 57% ($8.5 billion) will be spent on unplanned repairs and correctives prompted by component failures.
A new device call Notus promises to slash wind farm operation costs by scanning and detecting blade coating and surface faults using terahertz imaging -- a technology developed by US security agencies following the terrorist strikes in New York in September 2001.
Turbine manufacturer GE Renewable Energy and certification body TÜV Nord unveiled a 40-year design certification for one of the US manufacturer's onshore models in May, with plans to expand it across more products. But will this new evaluation become more widespread in the industry? Sara Knight looks at the pros and cons.
GE Renewable Energy's technology chief believes the role of additive manufacturing could change the way wind turbines are produced.
RWTH Aachen's Centre for Wind Power Drives is a world-renowned hub for groundbreaking research in wind energy. Eize de Vries talks to its co-founder, Georg Jacobs, and two PhD researchers about their work and what drives them.
This huge spaceship-looking contraption will be testing the next generation of wind-turbine bearings as manufacturers press on into double-digit capacities and ever-growing loads
As turbines grow taller and blades get longer, keeping them in working order throws up new challenges. We look at the trends in the service sector and pick out some innovative new solutions.