Looking back – Building a sustainable future with wind energy
Wind power has played a big part in reducing carbon emissions, confirms a recent study. Let’s take this opportunity to look at the big picture: How has the wind energy landscape developed since the construction of the first turbine? And what does the journey ahead look like?
The Gulf of Mexico – Driving the energy transition
Mexico and the USA are two countries that share the same goal when it comes to wind energy. Both want to massively expand their offshore wind power output in the coming years. And for that, they have the ideal location. A conjoint region that has recognized its wind potential and is becoming a frontrunner in the fight against climate change.
5 ways to transform the world – Building a sustainable energy future with wind
The urgent need to transition to renewable energy sources has never been clearer. Sustainable technologies are already cost-effective but making them the world's main energy source requires additional action. In this article, we look at five changes that are inevitable to achieve a cleaner, greener future.
Wind innovations Part 2 – Three (more) wind technologies you should know about
The transition to carbon-free energy takes many forms. Ground-breaking technologies are emerging to meet the growing demand for renewable energy.
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.
100% recyclable – just a dream? – What’s new in recycling worn components in the wind industry?
Every part of a wind turbine is recyclable... almost. One of the few components that pose a problem are rotor blades. To help tackle the issue, researchers from companies all over the world are trying to find a solution, and it might not be so long until they do. On top of that, it could be that other industries benefit too.
Starting anew in 2022 – Five wind energy trends to look out for this year
Supply shortages and decreased revenues throughout the last two years led to fewer wind turbine installations than anticipated. But with CO2 reduction as relevant as ever and increasing interest in green energy, the wind industry is set for a big comeback. To give you an idea of what’s in store, we gathered five key trends for 2022.
The energy transition’s missing link? – A subsea solution for “dark lulls”
Representing an important milestone in the energy transition, the 623 km NordLink submarine cable recently went into operation to transport green electricity from Germany to Norway and back.
High output. Low weight. – Wind energy’s superconducting future
In Denmark, the world's first wind turbine with a high-temperature superconducting material generator was tested as part of the EU-funded EcoSwing project. The new technology promises cost savings and higher performance potential compared to conventional wind turbines thanks to its low weight. Could this be the future of wind energy?