South American pioneers – How Uruguay managed to become a champion in wind energy
A small country in Latin America has become a role model for the entire continent: Uruguay covers 94 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources. How did the country manage to do so? And what can other countries learn from Uruguay’s energy strategy?
Two win(d)s at once – How to manage both the energy and climate crisis
In addition to the climate crisis, the pandemic, and the war in Ukraine, Europe now has an energy crisis to deal with. Households and businesses alike are facing the impact of the exponential rise in energy prices. The wind energy industry, however, could help to mitigate further repercussions.
North Sea synergy – Surrounding countries debating over expansion
Europe counts on offshore wind energy, especially from the North Sea, to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal. Some of the bordering countries recently met to discuss the expansion and future development of the sea.
Wind innovations – Part 1 – Three wind technologies you should know about
As wind energy continues to be one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources worldwide, the possibilities in that area are endless. Many creative thinkers are coming up with various alternative innovations that could turn the tide.
Heading Offshore – The recent boom in the expansion of offshore wind energy
Global offshore wind activity is on the rise. Since 2021 the number of related projects in the pipeline has never been higher. Experts are already speaking of a boom that is being driven primarily by China, the UK, and the USA. But is this development just a flash in the pan or is it here to stay?
No need to choose – Preserving species and fighting climate change
Wind energy is a driving force of the energy transition. Especially offshore wind parks have proven to be extremely promising due to their ability to produce massive amounts of energy. Yet, marine biologists are concerned about the influence the construction may have on the underwater environment. Does this mean we have to sacrifice climate protection for the sake of marine flora and fauna?
Africa’s huge wind potential – Electricity shortage in Africa: Gone with the wind?
In many parts of Africa, people still live without access to electricity. Although recent studies have shown the potential for renewable energy on the continent, electrification is proving to be challenging. In remote regions especially, the infrastructure is lacking.
On the edge – What saving the planet means for the wind industry
The 2022 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has brought the importance of climate protection back to the forefront worldwide. Let us take a look at the global wind energy market: What changes can operators expect in the coming years?
Partnering up for the future – SKF at WindEurope Bilbao
WindEurope once again pulls in the crème de la crème of the wind industry. Over 9,800 participants, 334 exhibitors and around 250 speakers took to Bilbao, where SKF presented its own services and solutions – and offered wind farm stakeholders an opportunity to rise to current and future industrial challenges.