If horizontal does not work, then do it vertically: Since the lower tower segment of a wind turbine in Denmark could not be transported in a horizontal position, the transport companies needed to come up with something special. They also broke a record while they were at it.
Ahead of the Energy Council in Luxembourg on June 6, 2016, 11 energy companies signed a joint declaration stating that offshore wind can be fully competitive with coal and gas by 2025, achieving a cost of 80 €/MWh and below.
Wind energy is growing faster than any other type of energy generation in the USA. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is clearly proud of the results achieved over the last five years: There was an installed capacity of almost 74 GW at the end of 2015. This is more than twice as much as there was five years ago.
Monsoon, typhoon or high temperatures and humidity – no problem for their offshore wind turbine AD 5-132, Adwen assures. Now the 5 MW turbine has received the type certification by the independent certification body DNV GL.
DONG Energy and A2SEA’s Sea Challenger have completed the installation of 97 Siemens 6-MW turbines at Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farm in the German part of the North Sea.
Since its launch in spring 2015, the offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost has fed one million megawatt hours of electricity into the power grid. This means the wind farm has achieved its planned annual yield of 1,000 GWh.
The Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has unveiled the prototype of a new off-grid system. The system, which has a capacity of two megawatts, can supply energy using four different sources. Gamesa is hoping to gain an advantage through this, especially in developing countries.
The first monopile has been driven: Construction work on the wind farm Nordergründe in the North Sea began yesterday. Underwater cable-laying work is now also underway.