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DNV GL launches new Joint Industry Project to cut wind energy costs through LIDAR measurements

DNV GL is calling on wind energy stakeholders to join a new Joint Industry Project (JIP) to explore the potential of using light detection and ranging (LIDAR) to measure wind speed Turbulence Intensity (TI) for various applications in the wind industry.

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Europe installs 4.9 GW of new wind energy capacity in first half of 2019

Europe added 4.9 GW of new wind energy capacity in the first half of 2019, according to figures released by WindEurope. The combined installations of new onshore and offshore wind capacity is up on the same period last year (4.5 GW), but onshore installations were down due to serious issues in Germany.

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German expansion of offshore wind energy on schedule in the first half of 2019

The German wind industry associations WAB, BWE, BWO, Stiftung Offshore-Windenergie and VDMA have published the expansion figures for offshore wind energy in the first half of 2019 for Germany. With an increase of 252 MW and 42 turbines, the industry is still on track. A total of 1,351 offshore wind turbines with 6,658 MW are currently connected to the grid.

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The future of wind in Australian versus Great British energy markets

Wind is set to become a dominant source of power as governments look to reduce their carbon emissions and although technology and wind resources are similar across the world the risk and values that wind power creates is primarily driven by the characteristics of the markets.

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World clean energy investment slips in 1H 2019

The first half of 2019 saw a 39% slowdown in renewable energy investment in the world’s biggest market, China, to US$ 28.8 billion, the lowest figure for any half-year period since 2013, according to the latest figures from BloombergNEF (BNEF).

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New £1.5 million fund for UK offshore wind innovators

A new £1.5 million programme is offering UK innovators developing products and services for the offshore wind market the opportunity to test and demonstrate them at a real wind farm.

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