All-electric heavy truck challenges the Arctic climate

Can electrically powered heavy trucks function in 44 °C below zero in northern Sweden? Kaunis Iron is now collaborating with Vattenfall, Volvo Trucks, ABB and Wist Last & Buss in a unique pilot project to develop a sustainable logistics system for the future. It is a vision of Kaunis Iron to develop the world’s most … Continue reading All-electric heavy truck challenges the Arctic climate

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Ørsted reorganises to position for future growth

Over the past decade, Ørsted has successfully undertaken one of the most profound transformations in the global energy industry, transforming from a fossil-based Danish utility business into a global leader in green energy. Over the next decade, global renewable energy markets are expected to grow at double-digit annual growth rates, and installed renewable capacity is … Continue reading Ørsted reorganises to position for future growth

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Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind energy explore project opportunities in Norway

Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy producer,?Aker Offshore Wind?and Aker Horizons?have?signed a?cooperation?agreement?to?explore?offshore wind?power project?opportunities?in Norway.? The companies will?combine?their?strong, complementary?skills and expertise?to work together?to?explore?the possibility?to develop, operate and deliver?power from?commercial scale offshore wind facilities in Norway. Last year, the Norwegian government announced it will open for applications for licenses for the development of wind power in two … Continue reading Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind energy explore project opportunities in Norway

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China’s wind energy maintains growth in 2020

China’s renewable energy generation rose 8.4 percent year on year to 2.21 trillion kWh in 2020, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said Saturday. By the end of last year, the total national installed capacity of renewable energy generation had hit 934 million kilowatts, up 17.5 percent year on year. Meanwhile, the country wasted less renewable … Continue reading China’s wind energy maintains growth in 2020

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RES4Africa Foundation welcomes the Nordex Group as Supporting Member

RES4Africa’s member network grows: already engaged as renewAfrica partner, the Nordex Group decided to scale up its membership in RES4Africa Foundation following the positive collaboration of the past months. In addition to the renewAfrica Initiative, the Group will now support the Foundation in all its activities and programmes implemented throughout the African continent.Based in Germany, … Continue reading RES4Africa Foundation welcomes the Nordex Group as Supporting Member

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GE Researchers Tapping Healthcare Experience to Scale Up Offshore Wind Power

Awarded additional $20.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to build and test a prototype of an ultra-efficient, lightweight superconducting generatorApplying 40+ years of IP and application experience scaling superconducting magnet technology for GE’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) business to increase wind energy outputLeveraging well-established supply chain for MRI to produce lower cost … Continue reading GE Researchers Tapping Healthcare Experience to Scale Up Offshore Wind Power

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Enel Green Power breaks its own record for renewable capacity built in a single year

Enel Green Power built 3,106 MW of renewable capacity in 2020, beating its previous record, which it set in 2019 with 3,029 MW. Enel Green Power (EGP)[1] has set a new record in 2020 by building 3,106 MW of new renewable capacity all over the world, 77 MW more (+2.5%) compared to the renewable capacity … Continue reading Enel Green Power breaks its own record for renewable capacity built in a single year

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Wind energy in Italy, Enercon wind turbines for 190 MW wind farms

Supply agreement comprises 46 E-138 EP3 E2 and E-115 EP3 E3 wind energy converters for five projects in Italy and Great Britain. ENERCON has signed a framework agreement with the Italian energy group ERG covering 190 MW for five projects in Italy and Great Britain. As part of the agreement, ENERCON will supply a total of … Continue reading Wind energy in Italy, Enercon wind turbines for 190 MW wind farms

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Northland Power to Buy into 1,2GW Offshore Wind Farm Project in Poland

Northland Power has entered into an agreement with Poland’s PKN ORLEN to acquire a 49% interest in the Baltic Power offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of up to 1,200 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind generation. Baltic Power is a mid-development stage project located approximately 23 kilometers offshore from Poland’s … Continue reading Northland Power to Buy into 1,2GW Offshore Wind Farm Project in Poland

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Siemens Gamesa starts fiscal year 2021 with solid financial performance

Siemens Gamesa registered a solid start to fiscal year 2021, supported particularly by strong performance in Offshore and Service that led to an increase in revenue year-on-year and a positive EBIT margin pre-PPA and before integration and restructuring costs. The company also reported a strong financial position and an order book that evidences the company … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa starts fiscal year 2021 with solid financial performance

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Highest self-supported wind tower ever built

ESTEYCO’s telescopic concrete tower on-shore prototype is just about to be finished in China. This realization is expected to become, once completed at the end of 1Q 2.021, the highest self-supported wind tower ever built in the world. Telescopic technology, patented by ESTEYCO, was initially tested in 2015 with an on-shore prototype without turbine at … Continue reading Highest self-supported wind tower ever built

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RWE Renewables and SkySails Power harness high-altitude winds for innovative power generation

RWE Renewables GmbH and SkySails Power GmbH have high-flying ambitions. They are planning to fly a 120-sqm kite to a height of up to 400 metres above ground to utilise high-altitude winds for generating electricity. The two companies have now entered a collaboration agreement on this pilot project. RWE is purchasing an innovative airborne wind … Continue reading RWE Renewables and SkySails Power harness high-altitude winds for innovative power generation

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EDPR is awarded with 187 MW at the Spanish & Italian renewable auctions

The awards achieved in both auctions will consolidate EDPR’s portfolio in Spain and Italy and will allow its participation in the boost of the green energy that is expected in these markets over the next decade. EDPR, a world leader in the renewable energy sector and the third largest wind energy producer in the world, … Continue reading EDPR is awarded with 187 MW at the Spanish & Italian renewable auctions

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DecomBlades consortium awarded funding for wind turbine blade recycling project

A consortium consisting of ten project partners has received funding from Innovation Fund Denmark for the three-year ‘DecomBlades’ project which seeks to provide basis for commercialization of sustainable techniques for recycling wind turbine blades. Ten months after becoming carbon neutral, the Science Based Targets initiative verifies that Siemens Gamesa’s emission reduction strategy is aligned with … Continue reading DecomBlades consortium awarded funding for wind turbine blade recycling project

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GE Researchers Tapping Healthcare Experience to Scale Up Offshore Wind Power

Awarded additional $20.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to build and test a prototype of an ultra-efficient, lightweight superconducting generator Applying 40+ years of IP and application experience scaling superconducting magnet technology for GE’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) business to increase wind energy output Leveraging well-established supply chain for MRI to produce … Continue reading GE Researchers Tapping Healthcare Experience to Scale Up Offshore Wind Power

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A gust of growth in China makes 2020 a record year for wind energy

The 2020 new wind power capacity figures for China, released yesterday by the National Energy Administration (NEA), are truly formidable. The NEA announced that a staggering 71.7 GW of new wind capacity was installed last year – more than double China’s previous annual growth record and far exceeding GWEC’s Q3 2020 expectations. Ben Backwell, CEO … Continue reading A gust of growth in China makes 2020 a record year for wind energy

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First wind turbine at Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in place

The first wind turbine at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm is in place and will deliver the first fossil-free electricity shortly. It will be the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark. On 27 January, the tower, nacelle and blades were installed for the first turbine at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the … Continue reading First wind turbine at Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in place

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The wind power sector values the results of the auction in Spain

The megawatts awarded to wind power in the auction held on January 26, 2021 will represent an investment of more than 1,000 million euros, helping to guarantee employment for more than 30,000 people.The design of the next auctions must be fine-tuned to guarantee the rate of advance of each technology identified in the PNIEC, generating … Continue reading The wind power sector values the results of the auction in Spain

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Onshore wind energy scores lowest ever price under new Spanish auction design

Spain auctioned a total of 3 GW of renewable energy capacity in its January 2021 tender. The first tender under the new Spanish auction design resulted in the lowest ever prices for new wind energy in Europe. The lowest wind energy bid was awarded at a price of €20/MWh. The wind bids ranged from €20/MWh … Continue reading Onshore wind energy scores lowest ever price under new Spanish auction design

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Record 15 GW of new wind turbines ordered in 2020

Despite the ongoing pandemic, both onshore and offshore orders saw an increase in sales. European countries ordered 8.2 GW of onshore wind turbines – a 13% increase compared to 2019. Offshore orders grew six-fold compared to the previous year to 6.4 GW. The 104 orders came from 19 different countries over the year. The United … Continue reading Record 15 GW of new wind turbines ordered in 2020

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