With numbers of wind turbines reaching the end of their useful life now moving into the thousands each year, industry is drawing up strategies to deal with the wave of waste. Blades are posing the biggest challenge.
If facing the reality and inevitability of death is a sign of maturity, wind turbine designers, manufacturers and operators have, as it were, well and truly reached old age. No longer is it hundreds of onshore turbines from the early years of wind energy entering their graves, but thousands as they reach the end of what for most is their useful 20 to 25 year lives. ...
A unique engineering project has raised the bar for efficient energy capture from incineration of garbage and provided a sports facility in an urban location
The value of energy-saving improvements at a shopping mall is sufficient to pay back the loan from the contractor that carried out the work and financed it
Robots have long been used by the offshore oil and gas sector to reduce the costs of installing facilities and operations and maintenance. The offshore renewables sector is starting to benefit from the technology, which could help it make significant cost savings if certain technical hurdles can be overcome
Incineration of waste to recover energy must create environmental value to be a better choice than landfill