An aversion to risk and a desire for 'bankable' products has led to a decline in the development of breakthrough technology, writes Philip Totaro
IN DEPTH | Former energy minister says lagoon in South Wales could compete on cost with offshore wind and nuclear
ONES TO WATCH 2017 | The world's oil giants are all too aware that the tide is turning so expect more activity in wind and solar this year, writes Darius Snieckus
ONES TO WATCH 2017 | From EVs to SolarCity, the Tesla CEO has all the pieces in place to fulfil his dreams – now they need to work together, writes Karl-Erik Stromsta
5 MINUTES with Philipp Schröder, managing director of Sonnen
DISPATCHES | The port city is in the offshore wind big-league – now Siemens and the UK government hope it can stay there
DISPATCHES | A banner month for the sector was topped by first power from key arrays but the commercial seas remain choppy, writes Darius Snieckus
Wind and solar are conspicuous by their absence in the oil industry's big climate initiative, write Christopher Hopson and Leigh Collins
The Nissum Bredning project off Denmark may look modest but Siemens hopes the technology trialled there could cut 40% from offshore wind costs, explains Darius Snieckus
When SunPower dropped what one analyst called a “guidance bomb” in August, warning that it faces big losses this year and next, it pointed squarely at the main culprit: its power-plant division.
Despite a worrying rise in wind turbine fires, there has been little research into the matter and there are no agreed industry guidelines.
As offshore wind power pushes deeper into US and East Asian waters, risks will have to be taken into account that would not even cross the minds of developers in Northern Europe.
MHI Vestas' 8MW V164 – the world's most powerful turbine – begins commercial deployment after five years in development, with a healthy order pipeline in place, writes Darius Snieckus in Hamburg
More than 90% of all data on the planet has been generated in the past two years, with every business sector being digitalised down to the last binary zero-one. Wind power is no different.
Floating wind power is fighting its way into industrial-scale existence, with projects extending the reach of the fast-emerging technology into the richer, steadier streams of the world’s deeper waters.
The AD8-180 will be the mightiest ever built. The 8MW turbine’s record-setting 88.4-metre blades will sweep a circle wider than the Colosseum in Rome.
It is one of the biggest problems facing our planet, but no-one quite knows how to solve it.
OPINION | The ambition, resources and know-how are already present, writes Michael Guldbrandtsen of MAKE
Roxtec explains how UG (underground) seals for cables and pipes protect equipment against environmental ingress
Big Data and the Internet of Electricity will change everything, and the world's utilities need to face up to a radically different future, writes Mathias Steck of DNV GL - Energy
Offshore wind power is poised to become a leading power generation technology in a decarbonised global economy, says Adnan Amin, director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency.