Recovery on the horizon – Reversing the semiconductor shortage
Semiconductors are integral to microchip technology, powering everything from Apple products to wind turbines. The pandemic caused a massive spike in demand, and with major disruptions in the supply chains, the semiconductor industry has experienced an ongoing shortage. Situation normal is slowly returning, but what can be done about future disruptions?
Firmly anchored – How are wind turbines anchored to the seabed?
Offshore turbines have to deal with a lot of stress – the strong sea winds, waves crashing against the turbine shaft, and the fact that it has to reach the ground of the ocean to be constructed. It is vital for a wind turbine to have a strong foundation so that it can withstand all these stressors. The question is, how?
Islands in the (wind) stream – How islands are reforming their power production
Inhabitants of small islands are having a hard time meeting their power needs, as redirecting energy from the mainland is only possible using expensive submarine cables. Yet more and more islands are now home to wind farms. Winds, after all, tend to be strong and steady at sea. But it's not quite as simple as it sounds.
Positions with prospects – Employment with purpose
The renewable energy industry is characterized by a large number of highly qualified experts in their field. It also presents a growing number of job opportunities around the world: Jobs that can make a lasting contribution to the future of our planet. Is now the time to switch to an industry which offers a real perspective into the fastest-growing renewable energy technologies?