technology

RSS feed

News & in-depth analysis of wind energy technology, including wind turbines, turbine blades, drive trains, electricity transmission, smart grids and energy storage.

Acciona researching Spanish offshore wind-solar-green hydrogen hybrid

Acciona researching Spanish offshore wind-solar-green hydrogen hybrid

EU backs first-of-a-kind green hydrogen experiment project with €6m to establish an industrial-scale floating wind and solar array in the laboratory

Looking back on 2020 – Part 3: Turbine ratings and rotor sizes continue to go up

Looking back on 2020 – Part 3: Turbine ratings and rotor sizes continue to go up

Even in a difficult year, manufacturers continued to launch new technology, with competition intensifying in the offshore and low-wind segments. Find out more in part three of Windpower Monthly's round-up

Turbines of the Year 2020: Innovations

Turbines of the Year 2020: Innovations

Crane solution means older vessels can be adapted to install next-generation offshore giants

News and analysis

EU backs Ørsted and Siemens Gamesa's offshore wind-powered hydrogen study

A consortium including Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, ITM Power and Element Energy has landed a €5 million funding boost from an EU research programme

‘Stunning’ test results offer longer lifetime hope for offshore wind foundations

Scanning technology at the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea reveals the potential to ramp up the lifetime of offshore wind structures

Congress approves tax credits boost for US wind

US Congress approved support for wind, solar and other renewable energy technologies as part of a $2.3 trillion pandemic relief package

US backs 10MW floating offshore wind demo in Shell lease area

The US government has backed plans for a 10MW floating offshore wind project as part of a new funding round for demonstration projects

GE boosts Haliade-X to 14MW for third Dogger Bank site

GE's newly uprated 14MW Haliade-X is now the joint most powerful offshore wind turbine in the world

In depth

Turbines of the Year 2020: Rotor blades

Producing longer, lighter units using existing production facilities is a key consideration

Turbines of the Year 2020: Onshore turbines 4.5MW-plus

Western and Chinese OEMs concentrate much of their development work on this class, with medium-speed drivetrains an area to watch

Turbines of the Year 2020: Onshore turbines up to 4.4MW

The continuing trend for onshore turbines to grow in size and capacity is reflected in the extended threshold for this category, but the top two models somewhat broke the mould

Turbines of the Year 2020: Offshore turbines

Strong showing from Chinese manufacturers as established players focus on 10MW+

Turbines of the Year 2020: Drivetrains

Understanding of full systems and modularity helps push gearbox design