Harnessing the Alpine breeze – Austria’s wind energy potential
In the magnificent landscapes of Austria, its nation aims to generate all its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Wind energy plays a pivotal role in achieving this ambitious goal. How far have they come so far?
Towards a water-secure future – Wind-driven desalination
As our planet faces an escalating water crisis due to population growth, climate change, pollution, and overconsumption, it is important to seek out long-term, effective solutions. Could combining wind power with water desalination present a promising answer?
Mining – How the industry is getting greener with wind
The mining industry is not exactly considered a pioneer when it comes to sustainability. But the industry is also key to the energy transition – after all, green technology relies heavily on certain metals and other materials. Wind energy could solve the dilemma.
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.
New heights for German hydrogen – How northwest Germany scores big wins with hydrogen
The German government’s National Hydrogen Strategy highlights the significance of hydrogen in the energy transition. This scheme has been bolstered by a major project in the north of the country, which also underlines the importance of close cooperation between wind farm operators and hydrogen producers.
Inspecto-drones – How can drones support turbine maintenance?
Drones are fast, agile, and make light work of reaching high altitudes. But that doesn't necessarily mean they will revolutionize wind turbine maintenance overnight. Incidentally, we are still waiting for the big drone breakthrough in the industry. When is it going to happen?
No room? No worries! – Why hybrid offshore farms are making waves
In western Europe, the seasons are fairly predictable. Winds are higher in winter. Whereas in summer, the sun is out more often. While this might sound like stating the obvious, it is for this reason that a 16-company-strong consortium is planning to build the first hybrid offshore park off the Belgian coast.
At no extra kust – A new offshore wind farm off the Netherlands’ coast
The world's largest offshore wind farm, Hollandse Kust Zuid, is being built in coastal waters of the Zuid-Holland province. What makes this project particularly special is that it is the first to be developed without the need for government subsidies. Oh, and it is absolutely enormous!
Digital goes green – Wind power’s potential in data centers
The volume of power needed to fuel the digitalizing world is growing – and fast. Colocation providers, who lease out data center capabilities, feel the pressure from eco-conscious customers to offer a green product. Wind power could be the perfect solution.