Dec 5, 2018
Nov 21, 2018
Advances in wind power technology will open up new project opportunities but operators must tackle growing size and site climate challenges to minimize costs, North American wind experts said at the Wind O&M Canada 2018 conference.
Nov 21, 2018
Offshore wind operators are supplementing giant UK port-side investments with remote vessel expansions to optimize growing project capacities and portfolios, leading operators told New Energy Update.
Nov 7, 2018
GE's new 5.3 MW turbine system combines larger dimensions with on-site blade assembly in a design leap that could unlock new wind siting opportunities.
Oct 10, 2018
Siemens Gamesa's 25-year service contract for Norsk Hydro's longest-ever wind purchase in Sweden highlights an increasing appetite for long-term performance risk in the highly competitive operations and maintenance (O&M) market.
Sep 26, 2018
Larger wind projects can benefit from operations and maintenance (O&M) costs up to 60% lower than smaller facilities in the 4 to 10-year age period and economies of scale will become more widespread in the coming years, Mike McNulty, co-author of IHS Markit's new O&M cost report, told New Energy Update.
Sep 12, 2018
Vestas and Maersk are jointly developing a crane system which cuts installation and logistics costs for onshore and offshore farms and removes the need for seabed-based jack-up vessels, the companies told New Energy Insider.
Jul 25, 2018
MidAmerican's repowering of seven wind farms in Iowa will increase annual output by up to 28% and could provide over 20 years of revenues, a MidAmerican spokesman told New Energy Update.
Jul 11, 2018
Partial repowering in 2018 can offer double-digit returns but the step-down of tax credits will require greater efficiency gains from later projects, a new study has found.