Tag Archive for: wind

China’s phantom menace in wind power

The Western wind industry has been living for years with the threat of Chinese manufacturers flooding the market with their low-priced turbines. In recent times, this fear has intensified due to the moment of weakness of Western OEMs, which…

Wind and solar PV in Spain – Overview of 2022

For the fifth year, we publish a summary of how wind and solar power have performed in Spain in the year that has just ended. A year marked by electricity prices, but also by the spectacular take-off of photovoltaic solar energy, which seems…

Wind turbine manufacturers – reasons for optimism?

Are there reasons for optimism in the current downturn? We look for positive signs that could herald a turnaround in the wind turbine manufacturing sector.

Patent Wars

A Boston court recently banned GE from marketing Haliade-X in the US on the grounds that it infringes a SiemensGamesa patent. This high-profile case is, by now, the latest chapter in the patent wars that have been seen in the renewable market.…

Looking for trends in the financial results of wind manufacturers

We analyse the financial results of the last 6 quarters of Vestas, SiemensGamesa, GE and Nordex, looking for a trend that will give us a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel.

Golden jubilee of the blog: 50 published articles

The blog celebrates its golden anniversary with 50 articles already published, so we dedicate this month's blog to look back and review some of the articles that have already been published

Windeurope 2022 summary: few novelties, some pessimism and many nice re-encounters

WindEurope 2022 in Bilbao has been the most bipolar of all the fairs I have visited in my career: happiness and good atmosphere for the face-to-face meeting with colleagues in the sector and at the same time pessimism and frustration for the…

Wind and solar in Spain – Overview of 2021

For the fourth year, we publish the summary of how wind and solar have performed in Spain in the year just ended. Although the final stretch of the year has been marked by the incredible escalation in electricity prices, in 2021 many relevant…

O&M contracts that exceed the expected life of wind turbines?

The duration of wind O&M contracts is increasing and this trend seems to be unstoppable. We analyze the reasons for this trend and its potential risks

ASP: the worst (and most popular) turbine price indicator

ASP or Average Selling Price is the most widely used wind turbine price indicator but it has many limitations and clear room for improvement