Wyoming wind farm to provide same power with 80% fewer turbines – how?

PacifiCorp is to repower the state’s first commercial wind farm with modernised, more efficient turbines

Onshore wind
Octopus Energy Investments completes £344m onshore wind refinancing

The firm hopes the move will unlock barriers to new renewable investments and enable competitive deals to be made more easily across European markets

Wind farm
‘Nearly 300GW of new wind capacity will be built in next five years’

The Global Wind Energy Council expects the majority of this growth to be driven by increasing investment in offshore wind and emerging markets

GE Renewable’s 5.3MW prototype wind turbine enters operation

The giant structure has been successfully installed in Wieringermeer in the Netherlands

Foresight group buys portfolio of 52 mini-turbines

The investment organisation purchased Simple Power Limited and its assets for an undisclosed sum

Onshore construction underway to deliver power to 800k homes

More than 57km of underground electrical export cable will be installed for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm

Wind turbine foundation market ‘to bluster up to $7.2bn by 2022’

GlobalData says this will be driven by renewable energy auctions, supportive policies and decreasing maintenance costs

Two-thirds of UK public say government should support onshore wind

Just 15% of people said they would oppose the change to the law

Vestas turbine deployment reached new heights in 2017

Vestas retained the top spot as the largest turbine provider for onshore wind power in 2017. That’s according to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), which show just under 47GW of onshore wind turbines were deployed around the world in 2017, with four manufacturers accounting for more than half of this share. These […]

Deep sea wind power ‘offers triple that found onshore’

Wind energy over deep oceans could offer three times as much power as is available from onshore projects of the same size. That’s according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), which suggests there is so much wind energy potential over oceans it could theoretically be used to generate […]