Vestas hits 100GW of wind turbines under service

Vestas hits 100GW of wind turbines under service

Vestas has become the first wind turbine manufacturer to build a service portfolio of more than 100GW, the Danish firm has claimed. While the turbine supplier has increased its own installed capacity to 115GW in 81 countries, Vestas has grown its service division into...
RWE and Mitsubishi join Maine floating pilot

RWE and Mitsubishi join Maine floating pilot

RWE Renewables and Mitsubishi Corporation subsidiary Diamond Offshore Wind have both entered the US offshore wind market by agreeing to develop a single-turbine, 12MW floating demonstration project. The project partners will work with the University of Maine on its...
Own goal? GE’s lawsuit could backfire, IP expert warns

Own goal? GE’s lawsuit could backfire, IP expert warns

The US technology giant this week filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission seeking to block SGRE from the US and claiming that its European counterpart is infringing its IP. But if GE is successful it may prompt the developers behind SGRE’s 5.1GW...
Ireland awards 480MW to wind in first green auction

Ireland awards 480MW to wind in first green auction

Nearly 480MW of new wind farms were successful in Ireland’s first clean energy tender, according to provisional results announced by auction regulator and grid operator Eigrid. The grid operator also awarded contracts – with terms of up to 16.5 years – to almost 800MW...
Covid-19 update: Pandemic disruption sends SGRE to loss

Covid-19 update: Pandemic disruption sends SGRE to loss

30 July Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) recorded net losses of €466 million in the third quarter of its financial year due to the coronavirus pandemic disrupting supply chains and hindering project execution, as well as market slowdowns in India and Mexico...
Global offshore wind fleet to reach 230GW by 2030 – GWEC

Global offshore wind fleet to reach 230GW by 2030 – GWEC

Offshore’s worldwide wind capacity will increase more than eight-fold to 234GW by 2030 due to the industry maturing and improved support schemes, supply chain and cost reductions, according to a new report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). In its second...
GE sues Siemens Gamesa over variable-speed patent

GE sues Siemens Gamesa over variable-speed patent

GE’s complaint, filed with US International Trade Commission, focuses on the variable-speed technology that enables turbines to maximise power capture in fluctuating wind speeds. SGRE denies the allegation and says it will defend itself against any exclusion...
Poland takes its foot off the onshore brake

Poland takes its foot off the onshore brake

Currently, wind farms in Poland must be located at least ten times the height of the turbines – often 1,500-2,000 metres  – from buildings and protected areas. In practice, this excludes 99% of Polish territory from onshore wind development, the Polish Wind Energy...