Crawling robots ‘could soon be the future of wind turbine maintenance’

Sandia National Laboratories in the US says autonomous machines could keep blades operational for longer and drive down the costs of wind energy

Large-scale offshore wind hubs ‘to play a major part in hitting climate targets’

The North Sea Wind Power Hub Consortium says such facilities are the best way to provide renewable power at the least cost to society while maintaining security of supply

Ørsted reaches 100-turbine milestone at Hornsea Project One

The renewable energy developer plans to build a total of 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines at the site

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E.ON to supply all customers with 100% renewable power

The change means more than 3.3 million homes will be provided with electricity from solar, wind and biomass plants at no extra cost

Joint venture launches for floating wind tech

Naval Energies and Hitachi Zosen have teamed up to jointly design and build floating wind turbines off the Japanese coast

Health and safety of offshore wind sector continues to improve into 2018

The G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation has highlighted a fall in the total number of health and safety incidents among its members last year

Wind and solar ‘could make up half of global grid by 2050’

Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests the falling costs of wind, solar and battery technologies will help keep global temperatures from rising more than 2°C by 2030

March saw nations across Europe smash wind-generation records

Through the month, OECD nations in Europe produced 306.1TWh of electricity, with a significant 42.9% of this figure coming from clean sources

Autonomous self-powered boats ‘could create IoT of the ocean’

Angus Adventures says its solar and wind power vessels can monitor for oil spills, track animals and detect illegal fishermen

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Global wind energy launches Africa Task Force

The alliance of developers, manufacturers and associations hopes to help add 33GW of new wind energy capacity by 2028