Optimism abounds about the future of wind power, with a clean-energy boom powering robust growth in an industry that businesses and governments agree is key to slowing climate change. But a nagging problem could keep the sector from fulfilling that promise: Turbine makers are still struggling to translate soaring demand into profit.
Vestas has blamed rising energy prices, supply chain disruptions and inflation for a reduction in profits last year.
Turbine manufacturer Vestas has set out the ongoing challenges in the business environment on its operations.
In May 2021, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released Net Zero by 2050: a Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector, the first comprehensive study of how to transition to a net zero energy system by 2050, while ensuring stable and affordable energy supplies, universal energy access, and enabling robust economic growth.
Ahead of UN climate change conference COP26, the Scottish pro-cyclist cycled across the turbine, a stunt which has never been attempted before.
A cross-sector approach to wind turbine blade recycling could lead to the UK becoming a global leader in the field.
‘People are suffering needlessly’ – north-east residents join calls for onshore wind planning overhaul
An Aberdeenshire woman has spoken of the “considerable discomfort” she and her family endured due to the sound generated by nearby onshore wind turbines.
Siemens Energy AG is being overwhelmed with requests to build turbines in countries tapping wind resources and concerned about global supply chains or insistent on broadening the local economic benefits of renewable power.
New coalition, headed up by Vestas, to commercialise solution for full recyclability of wind turbine blades
A coalition of industry and academic leaders have developed a new technology to enable circularity for thermoset composites, the material used to make wind turbine blades.
One of the world’s biggest wind turbine makers Vestas Wind Systems A/S will hike its prices as the costs of steel and transportation increase amid a global commodities boom that’s contributing to a rising risk of inflation.
A Scottish green energy supply chain firm is in contention to win a prestigious climate change award for its efforts to promote a circular economy.
A wind turbine data-sharing program, which aims to enhance operational performance visibility in the renewables sector, has been launched.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturer, will buy out its offshore joint venture partner in an all-share deal that looks to take advantage of an expanding industry at the heart of the energy transition.
Wind turbine renovation specialist Renewable Parts has officially broken ground on its new centre on the west coast of Scotland.
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.