[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


View headlines only

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Power News: Denmark


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.

December 14, 2018 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Go-ahead given to Denmark’s biggest land wind turbine park

The municipal authorities in Aalborg and Vesthimmerland have given their approval to a new wind turbine park to be sited at Nørrekær Enge by the Limfjord in the northwest of Jutland. The park will house 36 wind turbines up to 150 metres in height that will be erected by the energy company Vattenfall. There are already 13 turbines in the area. Towards a greener future Hans Henriksen, a local councillor from the town and country planning committee in Aalborg Municipality, . . . Complete story »

November 3, 2018 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Rain damage to wind turbines is a serious and potentially costly problem

A number of wind turbine companies are collaborating with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) on a project to solve the problem of ‘leading edge erosion’ – a technical term that covers damage to turbine blades caused by raindrops. Every time a drop of rain hits a wind turbine blade it contributes to a process that ends in small cracks being formed in the leading edge of the blade that eventually ruin the coating on the blade. The bigger the . . . Complete story »

August 22, 2018 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Danish wind output down over summer

Wind turbines in Denmark produced 1,657GWh in the two summer months, according to transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet – down from 2,167GWh in the same period last year. But output from coal, gas, solar PV and biomass combined was still lower than wind production in June and July, according to the Danish Wind Energyy Association (DWEA). The lack of Danish wind production was replaced by imports from Germany, Sweden and Norway, it added. Christian Kjær, director of the DWEA, said: . . . Complete story »

July 3, 2018 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

New energy agreement opens up for giant wind turbines on land

Wind turbines and wind power are increasingly being seen as vital to the move away from ‘dirty’ energy towards attaining the CO2 reduction goals that Denmark has set for 2030. One aspect of the new energy agreement, which was supported by a wide majority in Parliament last week, was a reduction in the number of turbines on land and more offshore wind farms. However, the agreement does not include any guarantees against taller wind turbines on land, reports Politiken. A . . . Complete story »

April 28, 2018 • California, Denmark, Germany, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

If solar and wind are so cheap, why are they making electricity so expensive?

Over the last year, the media have published story after story after story about the declining price of solar panels and wind turbines. People who read these stories are understandably left with the impression that the more solar and wind energy we produce, the lower electricity prices will become. And yet that’s not what’s happening. In fact, it’s the opposite. Between 2009 and 2017, the price of solar panels per watt declined by 75 percent while the price of wind . . . Complete story »

February 1, 2018 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Vindmøllesagen på Tåsinge | Wind turbine saga in Tåsinge

14 jul 2015 Naboer protesterer mod nye kæmpemøller (Neighbors protest new giant wind turbines) 5 jul 2017 Beboere raser over larmende vindmøller: – Ubegribeligt, at man tillader det (Residents rage over noisy wind turbines: unbelievable that they are allowed) 6 jul 2017 Udvalgsformand fastholder: Vindmøller skal op på Tåsinge (Committee chair maintains: Wind turbines are going up at Tåsinge) 14 jul 2017 Ny tvivl om vindmøller (New doubts about wind turbines) 3 jan 2018 Klagenævn dumper Svendborg: Genovervejer 80 meter . . . Complete story »

December 13, 2017 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Few Danes complain about wind turbines: group

“I don’t think a low number of complaints shows that people are happy,” said Henriette Vendelbo, chairperson with the Landsforeningen Naboer til Kæmpevindmøller (National Society for Neighbours of Wind Turbines) association. “I think it’s more due to tiredness. Normally, people have fought for several years before the turbines are erected. And events in other municipalities have shown that it is near hopeless to keep campaigning once the windmills are up,” Vendelbo said. Complete story »

November 4, 2017 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

‘Damaged part’ sparked 9.5MW fire; MHI Vestas points finger at component within V164 converter module

MHI Vestas has blamed a component damaged during installation for the fire that destroyed its 9.5MW offshore wind turbine prototype in August. The Danish manufacturer said the root cause was “unique to a prototype environment” and that the release of its upgraded V164 “remains on schedule”. The component in question was within the turbine’s converter module and was a standard industry part with a solid track record. It was added “solely as part of testing” the upgrade to 9.5MW at . . . Complete story »

October 2, 2017 • Denmark, EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

New name for Barrow windfarm owner DONG

The owner of the Walney Wind Farm off the coast of Barrow is set to change its name Dong Energy’s shareholders have been called to an extraordinary general meeting to change the company’s title to Ørsted. This change, expected to be approved, has come after the firm, which has its headquarters in Copenhagen, sold off its oil and gas interests to London-based Ineos to allow it to focus solely on renewable energy. Thomas Thune Andersen, the firm’s chairman, explained: “Dong . . . Complete story »

August 23, 2017 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Siemens Gamesa cuts 600 further jobs at Aalborg

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced a further round of job cuts at its Aalborg blade plant, affecting 730 employees. SGRE has cut over 1,500 blade manufacturing jobs in 2017. According to local reports, 600 jobs at the site will be lost, with a further 130 roles being redistributed. The move comes just eight months after an initial 150 jobs were cut at the site in February – prior to Siemens’ merger with Gamesa. “We are taking these steps . . . Complete story »

Earlier »

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.