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AWEA 2019: Vestas launches 3MW addition to EnVentus platform

AWEA 2019: Vestas launches 3MW addition to EnVentus platform

Vestas has unveiled a new 3MW turbine for low wind sites at the American Wind Energy Association's Windpower 2019 conference in Houston, Texas.

Nordex launches new 155-metre rotor diameter turbine

Nordex launches new 155-metre rotor diameter turbine

Nordex has unveiled a new turbine with a rotor diameter above 150 metres, targeting sites "without strict noise requirements".

Acciona trials solar modules to power wind turbine

Acciona trials solar modules to power wind turbine

VIDEO: Acciona has installed flexible carbon-based photovoltaic (PV) modules on a turbine in Spain in an attempt to make wind power more efficient.

News and analysis

Race to market guides SGRE 10MW technology picks

EXCLUSIVE: In order to offer its new 10MW offshore turbine commercially by 2022, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) must install the prototype this autumn. Eize de Vries speaks exclusively to the company's technical experts about the development process.

Vestas bolsters hybrid offering with Sowitec stake

Vestas will acquire a minority stake in German wind and solar PV developer Sowitec in an attempt to improve its offering of hybrid power plants and in "strategic markets" in Latin America.

Bilbao 2019: SGRE unveils 5.8MW turbines

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has unveiled a new 5MW+ onshore wind turbine platform at the WindEurope 2019 conference.

Bilbao 2019: Further tests for GE Cypress at IWES

GE Renewable Energy's new Cypress turbine platform will be put through its paces at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES).

Bilbao 2019: GE lands first Cypress deal

GE Renewable Energy has won its first turbine supply agreement for its Cypress onshore wind platform, for a site in Germany.

In depth

WindTech: MHI Vestas goes global with 9.5MW typhoon-class V174

MHI Vestas introduced its latest V174-9.5MW offshore turbine model with an enlarged 174-metre rotor in February. Senior product manager Anders Bach Andersen talked to Eize de Vries at the recent WindEurope event in Bilbao about how this model differs from to the "original" V164 series, including last year's V164-10.0MW upgrade.

Snapshot: Vestas 4.2MW V150 prototype now supplying power

Vestas has rounded off its 4MW onshore platform range, first revealed in June 2017, with the installation of the low-wind V150-4.2MW protoype at the Østerild test site in Denmark.

Making sense of takeover deals

The consolidation of wind-turbine OEMs has taken another couple of small steps in recent weeks. First came the rumours that Vestas was considering acquiring a controlling stake in troubled Indian manufacturer Suzlon.

Viewpoint: How developers can prepare for UK onshore lifeline

Following a UK government announcement that wind farms on remote islands will become eligible for support, onshore wind could be set for a comeback in the country. Mike Tavern explores the steps developers can take to maximise profitability

Exclusive: Enercon steps up product strategy with E-138 EP3 prototype

Installation of Enercon's low- and medium-wind 3.5MW E-138 EP3 prototype was completed in late February. Eize de Vries watched the single-blade mounting progress and outlines the new platform's progress.

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