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ENERGY TRANSITION

Accelerating sustainable solutions, for both climate and economy

Published on 27th of May 2020 by Henrik Andersen

A global economic recovery from Covid-19 that isn't powered by renewables will lead the world from one crisis into another much worse, writes Henrik Andersen for Recharge News.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Vestas launches electric service vehicle program in China

Published on 22nd of May 2020 by Lisa Ekstrand

In January 2020, Vestas launched its new sustainability strategy, entitled ‘Sustainability in everything we do’. The strategy encompasses four key objectives, each designed to enable the integration of sustainable practices across...

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MARKETS

Tararua Wind Farm – To Stand the Test of Time

Published on 20th May 2020 by Clive Turton

In December 1999 the first 48 turbines of Tararua Wind Farm in New Zealand reached official commercial operation. And in February of this year, the site formally celebrated its 20-year anniversary. Even after two decades the site remains one of the best performing wind farms in the world.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Zero-waste wind turbines by 2040

Published on 11th of May 2020 by Lisa Ekstrand

Our “Sustainability in everything we do” strategy consists of four ambitious goals. One of which is a commitment to producing zero-waste wind turbines by 2040. As a first step, incremental targets will be to increase the recyclability rate of hubs and blades from 44% today, to 50% by 2025, and 55% by 2030....

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MARKETS

Pack the Essentials: Solar and wind make the list in Michigan

Published on 1st of May 2020 by Chris Brown

Last week I posted an article about the essentialness of renewable energy—today I want to dive into this idea further by evaluating how renewables have shaped and will shape a rust-belt economy.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Vestas' journey to become safest workplace in the industry

Published on 28th of April 2020 by Lisa Ekstrand

Vestas wants to become the safest workplace in the energy industry. This goal is one of four targets which is a part of Vestas new sustainability strategy: “Sustainability in everything we do”, which was announced this February. Vestas is committing to reduce the rate of total recordable injuries to 1.5 per million working hours by 2025, and to 0.6 by 2030...

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ENERGY TRANSITION

Renewables Have Come of Age with COVID-19

Published on 27th of April 2020 by Chris Brown

Personal and social lessons of the COVID crisis are still emerging, but I can already tell you my professional takeaway: Renewable energy is now an essential industry...

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ENERGY TRANSITION

Solutions for Tomorrow’s Energy Customer

Published on 21st of April 2020 by Anne Vedel

First, a note on the Coronavirus pandemic. These are uncertain times for all industries. As cities, counties and states take extra and necessary precautions to prevent the spread of illness, we are all impacted. 

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TECHNOLOGY

Clean, Cheap and Reliable – the new paradigm for renewable energy

Published on 4th June 2018 by Manuel Reiband

Any talk of a hybrid solution must be discussed in the context of the problems it will solve; problems such as the intermittent nature of wind and solar generation, low capacity utilization of electrical infrastructure, or the difficulties around predicting and dispatching some renewable generation.

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COMMUNITY

Vestas engineer’s contact-prevention tool made available to all

Published on 8th of April 2020

At Vestas, the safety and well-being of employees all over the world is the highest priority. To limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Vestas has enforced a number of new health measures...

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MARKETS

How the wind industry will navigate unprecedented times ahead

Published on 23rd of March 2020 by Chris Brown

It sounds cliché to say, but there is no getting around it: We are living in unprecedented times. The world is facing a growing pandemic, the likes of which we have not seen in modern history...

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TECHNOLOGY

Energy production assessment​: capturing the value of accurate power curve predictions

Published on 20th March 2020 by Elizabeth Benedict Christensen

An interview with Michael Pram Nielsen, Value Capture Senior Specialist at Vestas Power Solutions. Michael explains why accurate energy production estimates are crucial for project planning and shares some best practices for developers, investors, and consultants in the wind industry here, as well as in the recently published Energy Production Assessment whitepaper...

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TECHNOLOGY

The right service - whenever, wherever.

Published on 18th March 2020 by Lars Elkjær Andersen

At Vestas, in the service business, we offer digital services that create efficiency gains for our customers...

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MARKETS

60% PTC Extension: Forging solutions faster

Published on 18th February 2020 by Chris Brown

All good things must come to an end. For most of 2019, that included the Production Tax Credit (PTC) that was set to phasedown from 40% to 0% of its full value. However, ...

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TECHNOLOGY

We let the robots do the tedious work

Published on 17th February 2020 by Marc Julian De Leon

The first thing to get out of the way: The robots that my colleagues and I are making are nothing like what you see in the movies. The robots we create are virtual bots, basically programs and workflow algorithms. What we create ...

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SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability to propel the energy transition: Vestas will be ramping up its contribution

Published on 4th February 2020 by Lisa Ekstrand

At Vestas, we are pushing the notion of sustainability in the industry to new heights. This work is important, not only because our stakeholders expect us to deliver on this, but because we believe this is the only way to build a better world for future generations.

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COMMUNITY

Powered By Purpose – Community Engagement in Tamaulipas, Mexico

Published on 27th January 2020 by Laura Pardo Garcia

Engaging with and celebrating the communities in which we operate is an important pillar of Vestas’ purpose and practices. As a company Vestas remains committed to improving the lives of the people who ...

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ENERGY TRANSITION

The age of customized renewables solutions

Published on 03rd of January 2020 by Chris Brown

For years, purchasers and developers of renewables have taken advantage of favorable market forces and prioritized what was on sale: wind. But ...

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TECHNOLOGY

Why is Wind + Storage Getting Short Shrift?

Published on 9th December 2019 by Chandu Visweswariah

Competitive markets are wonderful crucibles of innovation. With decades of accumulated manufacturing experience for portable electronics, lithium-ion battery prices have steadily dropped. As a result, ...

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COMMUNITY

Powered By Purpose – Rom Klao, Wind That Changes Lives

Published on 5th December 2019 by Clive Turton

Vestas has always been at the forefront of the wind energy transition, not only from a technology standpoint but also in the regions in which we operate. In early 2018 Vestas took significant steps forward in continuing this journey by developing the largest wind farm in Thailand.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Reflecting on Vestas joining the Getting to Zero Coalition

Published on 9th October 2019 by Line Holst-Jensen

Vestas Group Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs - Morten Dyrholm, represented Vestas at this year’s New York Climate Week: His presence was both to push for greater ambitions in the green energy transition, and to provide more insight into Vestas joining the ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’ (GTZC).

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ENERGY TRANSITION

States and cities must show the way forward on renewables

Published on 4th of October 2019 by Chris Brown

Despite the constant barrage of negative headlines these days, we live in a time when the leadership and technology exist to carry us toward a 100% decarbonized grid.

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ENERGY TRANSITION

Powering Asia Pacific’s Energy Transition

Published on 23rd September 2019 by Clive Turton

I sat down for a coffee yesterday with a good friend of mine who works in oil and gas...

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MARKETS

Wind’s success post-PTC relies on asset owners keeping costs in check

Published on 18th September 2019 by Austin Schroll

There are rough seas ahead for the U.S. wind industry. As the post-PTC era approaches, the industry will experience downward margin pressure, and wind farm owners will find it increasingly difficult to maximize profitability.

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ENERGY TRANSITION

Helping companies in their green transition

Published on 13th September 2019 by Morten Dyrholm

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our times and along with governments and civil society, corporate businesses play a tremendous role in creating more sustainable businesses.

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America Crossroads

MARKETS

Corporate America is at a crossroads: will they stay the course on renewables?

Published on the 21st of August 2019 by Chris Brown

Corporate buyers have been major players in driving the growth of renewables and helping to tackle the climate crisis. They deserve all the credit they’ve received and more, but we need them to stay the course even as the PTC is phased out.

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TECHNOLOGY

Why it might be time to revisit wind farm self-performance

Published on 7th August 2019 by Austin Schroll

Operations is the heart of the wind industry. Everyone relies on them to keep the blades spinning so we have a growing industry supplying power to the rest of the economy.

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TECHNOLOGY

Vestas ships largest single vessel blade shipment from Italy to Washington, USA

Published on 8th July 2019 by Chante Condit-Pottol

Last week, Vestas received the company’s largest-ever single shipment of blades -198 x V100-2.0 MW blades - at the Port of Vancouver in Washington, USA.

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MARKETS

In the post-PTC era, the trend toward self-performers is cause for concern

Published on 2nd July 2019 by Chris Brown

The economics of wind make this renewable power the most economical power source in major U.S. power markets, according to Vestas U.S. chief Chris Brown.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Vestas: A commitment to reduce carbon emissions

Published on 16th April 2019 by Elsa Jasmine Nightingale

It is with pleasure that we can announce Vestas’ formal signature to the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) led by the Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute, and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

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MARKETS

US wind market will see more investors and cheaper capital without the PTC

Published on 10th April 2019 by Chris Brown

The U.S. wind industry is about to lose its federal subsidies. That will bring benefits, according to Vestas U.S. chief Chris Brown.

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ENERGY TRANSITION

GWEC’s latest wind energy statistics are in:
wind industry installed 51.3 GW of new capacity in 2018

Published on 05th March 2019 by Dominika Elzbieta Moczulska

Despite a decrease in the global onshore wind market, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says 2018 was a positive year in all major markets.

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TECHNOLOGY

Adding business value through certification

Published on 18th February 2019 by Frank Ormel

Knowing what you get and trusting the level of quality when buying a product is essential to businesses in all sectors. This is also the case in the wind energy industry, ...

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MULTIBRAND

Multibrand service demands a special mindset

Published on 05th February 2019 by Olaf Kleesch

As the OEM for Vestas, giving top quality service to our own turbines is fast and streamlined. But how can we offer the same broad range and level of service to all the non-Vestas turbines our customers bring to us under our multi band service agreements?

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ENERGY TRANSITION

Vestas — from niche to 100 GW mainstream and beyond

Published on 9th January 2019 by Anders Runevad

After remarkable growth, Vestas and the wind industry are set for the next phase, writes CEO Anders Runevad.

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MULTIBRAND

People and protocols keep our global safety standards high

Published on 11th December 2018 by Klaus Rønde

When you service all makes of a turbine, all around the world, how do you make sure that safety standards are maintained at the highest level? It’s an important question...

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MULTIBRAND

Winds of change in the turbine service industry

Published on 27th November 2018 by Ulrich Schomakers

You can see it happening in many different industries; the globalisation and consolidation of services – in fact, anywhere where volume can bring savings without compromising on quality or safety. But how will this trend impact the wind industry?

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TECHNOLOGY

Can Wind Hybrid Power Plants really provide Ancillary Services?

Published on 22nd October 2018 by Antonio Martinez

Ancillary services are crucial to a grid’s integrity. Frequency control and network support and control are grid services normally provided by conventional coal or gas generation. There’s a misconception that only traditional fossil power stations can provide these ancillary grid services.

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TECHNOLOGY

Hybrid is now, not tomorrow

Published on 4th August 2018 by Manuel Reiband

Players in the renewable space talk of the promise of hybrid as if it’s yet to be realized. In fact, the elements behind hybrid technology are nothing new.

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TECHNOLOGY

The Importance of Renewable Hybrid Solutions in India

Published on 18th July 2018 by Amar Variawa

In India, land is our scarcest resource. That’s why wind and hybrid solutions with various renewable energy sources make so much sense to optimize the resources like land, transmission infrastructure, etc. 

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TECHNOLOGY

Could India’s hybrid vision lead the world? 

Published on 30th June 2018 by Amar Variawa

You might be surprised to know that it’s not only the developed world that leads the drive towards renewable energy and the use of Wind-Solar (+Storage) hybrid power plants, it’s countries like India who set the pace. 

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