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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.

The Nordex N163/5.X prototype was installed last summer

Turbines of the Year 2021: Onshore turbines 4.7MW-plus

Low wind pioneer takes top spot with new model, but Chinese OEMs with super-size rotors are making headway

MingYang's MySE4.0-166 illustrates the trend towards large rotors with relatively modest ratings to compensate for the loss of onshore wind subsidies in China

Turbines of the Year 2021: Onshore turbines up to 4.6MW

End of Chinese onshore subsidies creates new 3.5-4MW-plus “large-rotor” segment with focus on cutting levelised cost of energy

Siemens Gamesa’s SG 14-222 DD prototype was installed in October at a site in Denmark

Turbines of the Year 2021: Offshore wind turbines

Extensive track record pays dividends for major offshore player, but as sector expands beyond Europe, competition is getting fiercer

News and analysis

Siemens Gamesa launches 11MW serial production

Manufacturer begins serial production of 11MW offshore wind turbine, which has a 5.1GW global order book

EDF Renewables plans 1GW floating Celtic Sea project

Partnership with Irish developer DP Energy focuses on regeneration opportunities for coastal communities

Downwind self-aligning floater aims to reduce weight

Spain-based X1 Wind completes foundations for 225kW PivotBuoy floating wind prototype off Gran Canaria

Falck and BlueFloat plan 675MW floating wind off Italy

The developers’ joint venture Minervia Energia now has a 3GW-plus pipeline of Italian floating offshore wind

Spain approves 3GW offshore wind roadmap

Spain plans to spend €200 million on floating offshore wind research, prototypes and pilots by the end of 2023

In depth

Windpower Monthly Turbines of the Year 2021

The wind industry continues to raise the bar with new innovations and evolutionary developments, as our selection shows

Superclass offshore turbines pose installation challenges

Offshore wind turbines are reaching dizzying new heights and capacities. Will the rest of the industry be able to keep up?

Exclusive: How SGRE made its blades fully recyclable

Eize de Vries gets an exclusive insight into Siemens Gamesa’s recyclable blade technology

WindTech: How ships could run on wind once again

Green ammonia produced from wind-powered hydrogen could become a major “low-carbon” shipping fuel

Exclusive: SGRE pushes offshore turbine to 236 metres

Siemens Gamesa upgrades its SG 14-222 DD turbine to align rotor size with the latest 12-16MW competitor offerings