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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.

Wind and storage hybrids — a marriage made in heaven?

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

Oil major Chevron backs new floating offshore wind company

Oil major Chevron backs new floating offshore wind company

Chevron and Moreld have invested in Ocergy – a new company launched by former senior staff at floating offshore wind pioneer Principle Power

How Siemens Gamesa’s offshore turbines hit 97% availability

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 as the sector expands

News and analysis

Ørsted starts building 500MW-plus wind-solar hybrid in US

Danish developer Ørsted’s 518MW Helena Energy Center in southern Texas consists of a 268MW wind farm and 250MWAC solar PV array

China Haizhuang installs first 5MW onshore wind turbine

China Haizhuang claimed that its 5MW turbine would help developers in the 'era of grid parity' following the expiration of China's feed-in tariff for onshore wind

Wind output increases when heat demand rises - study

Wind turbines adapted to extreme cold could have prevented Texas blackouts by providing critical power through winter storm, study's author concludes

New JV to combine floating offshore wind with hydrogen storage

Norwegian developer Magnora and UK engineers TechnipFMC are targeting upcoming leasing rounds and offshore wind tenders in Scotland and Norway

GE to create 300 new jobs at French offshore wind blade factory

GE Renewable Energy plans to expand its workforce in Cherbourg, France, enabling subsidiary LM Wind Power to meet growing demand for offshore wind equipment

In depth

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

Exclusive: Robot trial looks to speed up production for large wind turbine blades

Dutch firm TebuloRobotics hopes its autonomous mobile robot (AMR) vehicles will be able to coat a 100-metre blade in 90 minutes. All they need is a smooth, obstacle-free factory floor

WindTech: Innovative crane concept could prevent future vessel shortage

The Tetrahedron high-lift crane can be retrofitted to help existing vessels install bigger turbines and has a concept ready for going up to 20MW-plus. Eize de Vries finds out more