News & in-depth analysis of wind energy technology, including wind turbines, turbine blades, drive trains, electricity transmission, smart grids and energy storage.
US developer NextEra and utility Portland General Electric will build a 380MW wind-solar-storage hybrid project in eastern Oregon, north-west US.
A leading developer of kite-based wind-power systems, Makani, has been set up as an independent company with backing from oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell.
Hitachi will stop producing its own turbines and instead focus on distributing Enercon machines in Japan and overseas, expanding a 20-year-old collaboration agreement with the German manufacturer.
Lidar supplier ZX Lidars (formerly Zephir Lidar) has demonstrated the use of the wind measurement device on a commercially available unmanned aerial vehicle.
The key technical specifications of the most powerful onshore wind turbines under development.
Vestas has unveiled a radical new onshore wind turbine platform, with its first models featuring a power rating of 5.6MW and rotor diameter of up to 162 metres.
Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland claim to have used artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing to model and resolve the problem of edge erosion.
The first prototype of the 12MW Haliade-X turbine will be installed in Rotterdam in the Netherlands this summer, manufacturer GE has announced.
The headline figures -- nameplate capacity of 5.6MW and rotor diameter of up to 162 metres -- are striking enough, but the key features of Vestas' new EnVentus onshore platform are its medium-speed geared drivetrain and the company's commitment to modular turbine architecture.
Vestas' new onshore platform, christened EnVentus, propels medium-speed geared drivetrain technology and modular design into the mainstream market, setting new standards for power rating and rotor size at 5.6MW and 162 metres.
The best of the year's brightest ideas for enhancing wind energy.
Balancing transport and installation logistics with the requirement for bigger rotors.
The sector is adapating to higher-rated turbines and changing grid demands.