Stress test for offshore cables Foto: Brugg Cables

Stress test for offshore cables

These days, manufacturing quality products is no longer enough on its own. It is equally important to prove that these products match up to the requirements. In a test facility at Brugg Cables in Switzerland, stress tests for torsionable power and data cables are carried out under real-life conditions. read more »

So what is ‘The Future of Wind?’, Part1 Picture: Andreas Achenbach

So what is ‘The Future of Wind?’, Part1

Stephen Norman, Renewable consultant at the Met Office, looks at long-range weather forecasting and its impacts for the future of the renewable wind energy industry. He asks: What is ‘The Future of Wind?’. Read the first part today. read more »

Little NIMBYism among Swiss public for wind turbines Eole, Schweiz

Wind power » 13.11.2013

Little NIMBYism among Swiss public for wind turbines

A new study reveals that more than three quarters of those surveyed in Switzerland support wind power, and roughly the same number say there is "no" or "only a minor" affect on people in surrounding areas. The people surveyed all live within five kilometers of a wind turbine. read more »

"Competition provides lower costs"

Since April Thomas Becker is the CEO of the European Wind Energy Association. In an interview with Renewables International he speaks about his first experiences, about lobbying in Brussels and about the EWEA Offshore Conference in November in Frankfurt, Germany. Becker has been chief executive of tyre recycling company Genan since 2010 and before that was deputy permanent secretary at the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy. He replaced Christian Kjaer. read more »

Impact of wind turbines on tourism Craig Morris

Wind power » 02.08.2013

Impact of wind turbines on tourism

Two recent German studies looked into whether wind turbines scare off tourists, as some detractors claim. The findings are clear both for onshore and offshore wind. read more »

German NIMBYism: fact and fiction EnergyTransition.de

German NIMBYism: fact and fiction

While the German renewables sector continues to celebrate citizen involvement in the energy transition, the BBC looked hard to find the other side of the story. Today, we take a look at the anecdotal evidence that contradicts the anecdotes told by the British journalist. read more »

Bard Offshore finished this summer Bard

Bard Offshore finished this summer

After two years of delays in construction, the completion of Germany’s largest offshore wind farm is within reach. A concrete finish line is now clear, at least for the installation of the last wind turbines. read more »

Largest offshore wind barge under construction Seajacks International

Wind power » 12.06.2013

Largest offshore wind barge under construction

The UK's Seajacks International has joined forces with Samsung Heavy Industries of Korea to construct what will allegedly be the world's largest jack-up barge. read more »

"More potential than necessary" UBA

"More potential than necessary"

While the Anglo world continues to be concerned about the allegedly insufficient energy density of renewables, Germans continue to install – and report that they have more potential than they need. read more »

New Zealand study on nocebo effect uschi dreiucker / pixelio.de

Wind power » 11.06.2013

New Zealand study on nocebo effect

Is inaudible noise from wind turbines damaging to your health? A a recent study found that beliefs are the biggest factor. read more »