The Fraunhofer IWES institute has opened the BladeMaker demonstration centre, a development platform for rotor blades that aims at cutting costs of wind turbine blades by at least 10% through more efficient production processes, the use of innovative materials and increased automation.
27 April 2016 09:59 GMT
Danish power group Dong Energy and manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind have installed an onshore test tower and foundation of the giant V164-8.0MW offshore turbine on a Danish island, to optimise the installation process at the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension wind project off the UK.
21 April 2016 09:34 GMT
International cabling giant Prysmian has set the seal on trials of a new high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission technology that promises higher electrical throughput, lower cost and less environmental impact than conventional export line used on offshore wind projects.
18 April 2016 01:05 GMT
Swedish floating wind power outfit Hexicon has set the seal on a SKr25m ($3m) share issue to underpin financing of its innovative twin-turbine deepwater concept, on track for prototype deployment off northern Scotland in 2018 as part of the Dounreay Trì project.
07 April 2016 09:34 GMT
Bids to build France's first floating wind power arrays went in to Ademe, the country's environment and energy management agency, yesterday, with groups including the Engie-led Gulf of Lion consortium vying to win acreage for pilot projects in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.
05 April 2016 09:59 GMT
A decision by the US Commerce Department on whether any China-made cells SolarCity uses in its under-construction module factory in New York will be subject to the same trade duties as other Chinese PV cells has been delayed until early April.
23 March 2016 03:22 GMT
Offshore wind turbine giant Siemens has unveiled an innovative technology that could put an end to the life-shortening erosion of leading edges of rotor blades caused by the ravages of rain, grit and salt-laden wind at sea.
23 March 2016 08:28 GMT
General Electric has formally taken over EPC duties at BrightSource Energy’s 121MW Ashalim concentrated solar power (CSP) project under construction in Israel, following its recent acquisition of Alstom’s power business.
22 March 2016 03:17 GMT
Brazil plans to invest R$600m ($166m) in a national wind power laboratory to help the country join the technological race to develop 4MW to 5MW onshore turbines, reduce costs and time for tests and certification of locally-made equipment, and improve project planning and design.
21 March 2016 05:09 GMT
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