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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.

Oil major Shell to supply Microsoft with renewable energy

Oil major Shell to supply Microsoft with renewable energy

Details over a commitment to wind power remain sparse in a deal between big oil and tech that could be transformative if it delivers on its promise

Cross-sector group developing '100% recyclable' blade

Cross-sector group developing '100% recyclable' blade

Between 85% and 90% of a wind turbine’s total mass can be recycled today, but a new research group hopes to produce an entirely recyclable blade

Iberdrola launches green hydrogen unit with UK and Spanish projects

Iberdrola launches green hydrogen unit with UK and Spanish projects

Projects in Spain and the United Kingdom have been backed by investment of €150 million, creating 700 jobs.

News and analysis

GE to supply 13MW Haliade-X turbines for world's largest wind farm

GE is due to uprate a prototype 12MW Haliade-X turbine to 13MW within months

Vattenfall to work with wooden tower manufacturer

Vattenfall and Modvion claim using wooden towers – instead of steel and concrete ones – could reduce carbon emissions from manufacturing by at least 25%

Vestas enters Colombia with 20MW order

Danish turbine manufacturer expands footprint in Latin America with entry into Colombian wind market

Fraunhofer to test turbines' grid compatibility in lab conditions

The German researchers say testing under reproducible conditions makes assessments cheaper, easier and more comprehensive

Siemens Gamesa slashes jobs at US blade factory

Siemens Gamesa reduces headcount at Iowa plant and discontinues blades for older turbines

In depth

MingYang scales-up hybrid-drive technology to supersize class

Chinese OEM MingYang is forging a new place between direct-drive and high-speed geared wind turbine technology with its hybrid-drive designs. Eize de Vries talks to president and chief technical officer Zhang Qiying

Dongfang fast-tracks direct-drive designs for onshore and offshore

In-depth technology analysis of China's most powerful operating turbine by Eize de Vries

SGRE aims to cement market lead with tailored 3.X turbine for India

Siemens Gamesa launched its new SG 3.4-145 turbine to make the most of India's best wind sites. Eize de Vries finds out how the company's technical experts in Spain and India worked together to come up with the best design to offer flexible power ratings, withstand the country's hot, humid conditions and offer export potential.

Exclusive: Enercon fires-up first E-160 prototype

As Enercon put the final touches to the installation of its 4.6MW E160 EP5 E1 prototype, Eize de Vries spoke exclusively to CTO Jörg Scholle, reporting from the Wieringermeer test location in the Netherlands as the final massive blade was lifted into place

SGRE uses offshore experience to take 5.X onshore platform past 6MW

Launched in 2019, Siemens Gamesa's 5.X modular turbine sets new onshore wind boundaries for rating and rotor size, and has secured orders before installing the two planned prototypes. Eize de Vries takes a close look at the platform's key technology features.