Scotland plans 588 MW offshore wind farm

Siemens has bagged yet another gigantic contract for wind turbines. This time, it will be supplying a whopping 84 units, each with 7MW, in 2018. read more »

The big turbines are coming

Increasingly, there are signs that the offshore and onshore wind sectors are moving in different directions technologically. On land, generator sizes are not growing as quickly as rotor diameters, for instance. But offshore, generators are reaching new records. read more »

The future of wind turbines up to 2050

200-meter rotor blade diameters on 150-meter towers? Bernard Chabot says it will happen by midcentury. The result will be capacity factors 10 percentage points higher. read more »

Enercon breaks record for rotor diameter

The German manufacturer of direct-drive turbines has built a prototype of its 4.2 megawatt unit recently announced. But the important thing is not the generator size, but the 126-meter rotor. It is the first of a new platform for turbines that harvest even weaker wins. The second model to be built by the end of the year will even have 141 meters in diameter. read more »

Wind turbines ruin the view from Kaiserstuhl – not

Recently, a northern German colleague and wind expert wrote about how wind turbines ruined the view from Kaiserstuhl in southern Germany, where I live. I had never heard any such complaints, so I paid a visit to the place – and took some videos and photos of the devastation from wind turbines. read more »