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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.

GE has already been operating Sierra prototypes in Texas and India for over a year

GE targets North America with new 3MW turbine

US market leader unveils new turbine for home market with flexible power rating up to 3.4MW and two-piece blades

Akselos previously worked with Stiesdal, Shell and RWE to model the TetraSpar floating platform demonstrator, and with Worley to demonstrate its technology on Hexicon’s TwinWind project

Floating wind digital twin firm gets funding boost

Firm involved in TetraSpar and TwinWind projects gets multi-million dollar backing to support its global growth

GE hopes Lifespan can help operators understand the status of their assets and make better choices when it comes to monitoring, analysis, inspection, execution, and security

GE launches software to boost turbine performance

Tech giant announces new digital tools to give operators more information about their wind farms and solar parks

News and analysis

Vestas unveils 4.5MW turbine with 163-metre rotor

Danish manufacturer’s new onshore wind turbine – the V163-4.5 MW – has the largest rotor diameter of its 4MW platform

US firm launches spiral-weld tower production

Keystone Tower Systems claims its spiral-welded towers can reduce costs and manufacturing time

UK researchers plot path forward on blade recycling

Research partners identify how the UK can catch up other European countries in blade recycling capabilities

Vestas eyes Danish offshore tests for 15MW turbine

Manufacturer teams up with European Energy to test three of its V236-15.0MW turbines in Danish waters

French floating partners eye 2024 start for Med pilot

TotalEnergies, BW Ideol and Qair make final investment decision on 30MW French floating offshore wind pilot

In depth

Vestas V163-4.5 MW: Building on the 4MW platform success

Exclusive in-depth analysis: Eize de Vries talks to Vestas about its new V163-4.5 MW, designed for MW-constrained markets

Interview: TetraSpar pioneer Henrik Stiesdal

The wind industry veteran behind the TetraSpar floater on the need to overcome our fear of mistakes and why competition is healthy

Vestas rethinks turbine design with modularised nacelle

Compartmentalising its latest turbines into easier-to-transport main nacelle and side units will deliver large-scale wind growth

Opinion: Floating wind needs fresh data to harness potential

The advent of floating offshore wind technology requires that we take a fresh look at the data, argues Bronwyn Sutton

How Envision set the scene to expand at home and abroad

Supply chain control, fast time to market and rapid response to demand are the key benefits of Envision’s vertical integration strategy