With the human population fast approaching the 8 billion mark and as the great energy transition gains momentum, so the pressure to find wholly sustainable, high efficiency low-carbon replacements for fossil fuels and to stem rising greenhouse gas levels mounts.
The turbine inventor Henrik Stiesdal is small in the shadows of gigantic curves of steel, watching workers weld towers that will be rooted to the seabed. This factory in the Danish countryside has churned out thousands of masts for wind turbines whose blades can stretch more than 500 feet. It’s an important contribution to a global wind revolution that’s supplying electricity to millions of homes worldwide.
Danish wind turbine firm Vestas has hit the market top spot by breaking an industry record on installations worldwide, according to new analysis from Wood Mackenzie (Woodmac).
Global wind turbine orders reached almost £60 billion in 2019, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie (Woodmac).
A wind turbine’s blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they can’t just be hauled away. First, you need to saw through the lissome fiberglass using a diamond-encrusted industrial saw to create three pieces small enough to be strapped to a tractor-trailer.
A Cornish company wants to submit a planning application for two giant wind turbines in Caithness.
SSE Renewables has been granted a revised planning consent for an extension to Scotland's first subsidy-free onshore wind farm in the Highlands.
Wind turbines may be carbon-free, but they’re not recyclable.
Motorists faced delays on the A9 yesterday as lorries transporting parts for a controversial 13-turbine wind farm at Tom nan Clach took to the road for the first time.
A new report has said that the global wind turbine foundations market could top £5.6 billion by 2022.
Offshore and onshore wind turbines provided 43.6% of Denmark’s total energy requirement for 2017, nearly half of the country’s energy consumption.
The Basilicata region of Italy is to see two new wind projects as Siemens Gamesa has put pen to paper on two contracts to provide 23 onshore turbines.
The number of global orders for wind turbines has experienced a substantial decline since 2016.
Flat pack furniture giant Ikea has posted rising full year sales and revealed that it now owns more wind turbines than stores as it moves a step closer to becoming “energy independent”.
Data shows that strong winds on Monday generated enough energy to power Scotland’s entire power needs.
In light of recent comments regarding the US President’s focus on America’s oil and gas production and the desire to stoke the flames of the coal industry, Westwood Global Energy Group’s (WGEG’s) World Offshore Wind Market Forecast 2017-2026 decided to explore whether a Trump presidency is good or bad for the USA’s offshore wind industry.
Plans to build 16 wind turbines in the Scottish Borders have been withdrawn by developers.
The world's longest wind turbine blade has been unveiled by LM Wind Power at its manufacturing centre in Denmark.
Siemens and Spain's Gamesa have agreed to combine their wind-turbine manufacturing businesses, creating a company with the biggest installed capacity worldwide in a move that speeds consolidation of the industry.
Wind turbine towers are set to reach heights of up to 170m with new construction techniques and materials, according to wind power engineering specialists K2 Management.
The development of Siemens' offshore flagship wind turbine has reached its final stage with the 7MW offshore turbine successfully passing final type certification.
Scottish small-wind turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind has sold its first turbines to Japan just weeks after establishing own local subsidiary.
Mytrah Energy has commissioned an extra nine turbines at its Bhesada project in India, bringing the total additional capacity added in 2015 to 50.2 MW and taking its operating wind portfolio to 578 MW.
German wind turbine servicing specialist Availon has signed new contracts with undisclosed clients to service 48 wind turbines totalling 78MW.
A team of Scots scientists whose technology has been described as significant as James Watt’s steam engine, have won engineering's top “Oscar”.