Wind Energy
The small wind turbines you’ll want in your back yard The small wind turbines you’ll want in your back yard

A European Commission strategic plan wants to see 20% penetration of wind energy throughout the EU by 2020. The growing trend for decentralised energy generation by home and business owners could help meet this target using small and medium turbines. But they continue to divide opinion due to noise and health concerns

May 2016
Reducing the cost of wind energy for a renewable future Reducing the cost of wind energy for a renewable future

A 100% renewable energy scenario is possible in Europe, but to achieve it we need to make offshore wind more competitive and start redesigning our energy systems, says world expert Brian Vad Mathiesen

April 2016
New erosion protection for offshore wind turbines New erosion protection for offshore wind turbines

Danish Researchers have developed an innovative coating system which significantly increases the performance of offshore wind turbine blades.

April 2016
Wind energy costs approach nonrenewable levels Wind energy costs approach nonrenewable levels

Wind energy and other renewables can now supply electricity at highly cost effective levels — and it’s happened so rapidly that public perception is yet to catch up

January 2016
Smart grid: A grid suitable for renewable energy Smart grid: A grid suitable for renewable energy

How smart can the electricity grid be? Opportunities will open for European citizens with more and more renewables on the European electricity system

December 2015
Clean energies in need of a long term vision Clean energies in need of a long term vision

Although cheaper than polluting fossil fuel-based energy, electricity coming from renewable sources lacks clear regulations that would enable it to be used at large scale.

November 2015
The way to more efficient, quieter wind turbines The way to more efficient, quieter wind turbines

A European research project aims to reduce the cost of wind energy generation by introducing technical improvements to turbines, which will have to be much quieter in the future than is the case today

October 2015
Wind turbines: new device to reduce noise and increase efficiency Wind turbines: new device to reduce noise and increase efficiency

Noise pollution is a big public concern associated with operating wind turbines. A group of European scientists claim to have found a solution to tackle this problem, assembling an innovative device on the blades. They are collaborating with a European project called Windtrust, which aims to reduce the cost of wind energy generation by further improving the reliability of key components of the turbine.

September 2015
Clean and affordable: the wind energy challenge Clean and affordable: the wind energy challenge

Taxes and renewable energy surcharges raises the amount of electricity bills in countries increasingly relying on renewable energy sources such as wind power 

April 2015
Michael Blunk: "These are the challenges to be faced by the wind power of the future" Michael Blunk: "These are the challenges to be faced by the wind power of the future"

Michael Blunk works on the wind power of the future. He talks about the competitiveness of wind power, challenges and possible solutions 

July 2010
Power from the Islands Power from the Islands

Three 65-metres high wind turbines are to forever change the face of the Högsåra archipelago off the coast of Finland. (May '08)

May 2008