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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.

Shanghai Electric unveils 11MW offshore wind turbine

Shanghai Electric unveils 11MW offshore wind turbine

Chinese manufacturer announces new offshore wind turbine with 11MW power rating and 102-metre blades

Vestas to install V236-15.0MW prototype in Denmark

Vestas to install V236-15.0MW prototype in Denmark

Manufacturer selects test site for its 15MW turbine, where the V236-15.0MW is due to produce first power next year

TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group team up for US floating

TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group team up for US floating

Irish developer and rebranded oil major believe majority of US offshore wind resources are found in deeper waters

News and analysis

Vestas targets fully recyclable blades by 2030

Danish manufacturer accelerates plans for zero-waste blades in push for fully recyclable turbines by 2040

BlueFloat and Falck eye floating wind off England

Partners believe the Celtic Sea off south-west England and Wales offers great potential for floating offshore wind

Aker Offshore Wind unveils underwater substation plans

Developer claims underwater substations could be cheaper and more reliable than those above sea level

GE and US car giant to develop rare earth metals supply chain

Turbine manufacturer teams up with US car giant to secure supplies of critical minerals such as rare earth metals and copper

GE boosts Haliade-X offshore wind prototype to 14MW

US technology giant becomes first manufacturer to operate a wind turbine at 14MW with latest upgrade

In depth

Husum brings innovation back into touching distance

Eize de Vries rounds up some of the exhibits that caught his eye at the recent Husum trade fair in northern Germany

How Nordex tackled N163/5.X installation challenges

High winds in late August delayed the mounting of the 80-metre blades for Nordex’s biggest prototype yet. Eize de Vries reports

Exclusive: Nordex pushes Delta4000 platform past 6MW

N163/6X offers flexible ratings built on proven technology as competition in the 6MW-plus onshore class grows. Eize de Vries reports

Enercon set to test E-nacelle prototype for E-160 EP5 E3

The ‘plug and play’ E-nacelle marks a major milestone in Enercon’s technology transition. Eize de Vries sees the prototype taking shape

Big oil plots a new path as tide turns on fossil fuels

As the climate crisis makes itself felt and the energy mix changes, oil and gas majors are looking to wind for a long-term future