When the slow, swooshing sweep of the blades on the first V164 turbine starts up at Britain’s Burbo Bank Extension (BBE) offshore wind farm early next year, it will mark the end of a journey embarked on more than five years ago by Vestas — and the beginning of another as its flagship 8MW machine moves into commercial roll-out in the wild waters off Northern Europe.
25 October 2016 12:51 GMT
Carmaker Daimler’s Accumotive unit is starting construction on a €500m ($544m) lithium-ion battery factory in the Saxon town of Kamenz, getting serious in its race to compete both in electric vehicles and energy storage with rivals such as US company Tesla.
25 October 2016 11:48 GMT
Invenergy has proposed a massive multi-project renewables and transmission development known as Clean Energy Link that would flow 700MW of power generated at new wind and solar farms built across five US states onto New York’s densely populated Long Island.
24 October 2016 04:11 GMT
Fitch Ratings has warned that oil companies not diversified into renewables could struggle to access capital as the advance of battery technologies and the rise of electric vehicles (EVs) curbs global demand for oil.
19 October 2016 06:33 GMT
The pro-wind premier of South Australia Jay Weatherill said an initial report into a state-wide power blackout last week backs his claim that it “was a weather event, not a renewable energy event”, as opponents of renewables continued to use it as ammunition.
05 October 2016 11:00 GMT
04 October 2016 11:52 GMT
General Electric has been awarded the turbine-supply agreement for the groundbreaking Gaildorf project in Germany, which will directly link onshore wind turbines with a pumped storage hydro-electric facility for the first time anywhere in the world.
29 September 2016 01:26 GMT
Progress on Japan’s flagship floating wind project, as well as new state-backed plans to experiment with a range of floating offshore structures is underscoring how the nascent industry is rapidly moving closer to commercialisation, according to a panel of leading sector experts.
29 September 2016 08:41 GMT
Dutch offshore contractor GustoMSC has inked a break-through memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Halla Wind Energy and Korean Maritime Consultants (KOMAC) to design a first floating wind turbine for the Dongbu project off Jeju Island.
29 September 2016 08:28 GMT
Two-bladed wind turbine pioneer SkyWind is advancing discussions with developers and oil companies to build a first offshore prototype of its innovative design off western Norway, the company tells Recharge.
29 September 2016 08:16 GMT
Siemens plans to build blade manufacturing plants in conjunction with Danish blade specialist LM Wind Power to supply its new low-wind SWT-3.15-142 turbine if demand is sufficient, Siemens onshore CEO Thomas Richterich said at the WindEnergy Hamburg fair.
28 September 2016 12:51 GMT
As wind farm developments increasingly move into moderate- and low-wind sites in more mature markets such as Germany, Siemens has upgraded its 3MW medium wind direct-drive turbine and for the first time is launching a low wind machine, also in the 3MW class.
28 September 2016 12:25 GMT
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