General Electric buys UK wind turbine firm

US firm General Electric (GE) has bought a UK wind turbine blade company for an undisclosed amount. Blade Dynamics aims to reduce the cost of electricity generation of new and increasingly bigger wind turbines – particularly for offshore installations. It claims it has the potential “to radically transform the blade manufacturing process”. The firm, which has been […]

Four firms win £2.5m share for offshore wind technologies

Four firms have won a share of £2.5 million to develop technologies that cut the cost of offshore wind energy. Ricardo UK Ltd was awarded £634,980 to develop and demonstrate its drivetrain technologies that are expected to increase the reliability and lifetime of drivetrains for large offshore wind systems. Drivetrains allow energy captured from the […]

UK scientists plan world-beating “ultra-large” wind turbine blade

Scientists hoping to create the longest blade in the world for the next generation of wind turbines took another step closer to realising their dream this week. The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has signed a £15.5million contract with the Isle of Wight-based blade developer Blade Dynamics to work on “ultra-large” blades stretching between 80 to […]