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Should the Trend of Larger Turbines Continue Offshore? An Analysis of the New York Bight Floating LIDAR

Should the Trend of Larger Turbines Continue Offshore? An Analysis of the New York Bight Floating LIDAR

As an industry, we are exceptionally skilled at optimizing energy production of onshore wind farms. But what happens when the wind resource offshore no longer supports our usual tricks of the trade? In this blog, DNV GL explores the energy benefi ...

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Undertaking accurate wind resource assessments in the Benelux onshore wind market

Undertaking accurate wind resource assessments in the Benelux onshore wind market

Getting the wind resource assessment right is crucial for the development of any wind energy project. Wind studies ultimately rely on the available data for any region in the world. Within the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) onshore m ...

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UK windiness 2019: Lower than long-term averages – what does this mean for you?

UK windiness 2019: Lower than long-term averages – what does this mean for you?

Monitoring and recording wind speed trends can be beneficial to assess project performance. However, interpreting, understanding and acting on these trends are where the real value lies. Do you know what the 2019 results mean to you? How is 2020 ...

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How Certification Could Stimulate India's Wind Energy Industry

How Certification Could Stimulate India's Wind Energy Industry

Transparency, alignment with international standards and a focus on project as well as type certification could encourage international investment and make it easier for Indian manufacturers to succeed in foreign markets. Wind power in India h ...

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Observations of cold climate wind farm development

Observations of cold climate wind farm development

The annual Winterwind International Wind Energy conference took place recently in ?re, Sweden. ?re is situated in the county of J?mtland and is a popular downhill skiing and biking resort. It is also an area favourable for icing conditions which ...

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Revisions to Reinforced Concrete Fatigue Design Standards: Affects on Wind Turbine Foundations

Revisions to Reinforced Concrete Fatigue Design Standards: Affects on Wind Turbine Foundations

DNVGL-ST-C502, the standard for reinforced fatigue design in the wind energy industry for over a decade, for both onshore and offshore wind energy foundation design, has published a minor revision relevant to the development of onshore wind proje ...

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Tackling the reliability problem on loads prediction in wind turbines

Tackling the reliability problem on loads prediction in wind turbines

Who said reliable loads prediction in wind turbines has to be expensive? Reducing risk and efficiently manage lifetime of the wind turbines is key. The wind industry has found an ally in machine learning to get to know and efficiently ...

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Navigating the Waters of Offshore Wind Development in the U.S.

Navigating the Waters of Offshore Wind Development in the U.S.

Traditional uses versus new proposed uses of the ocean -- it's not a new conundrum, but it's taken on new meaning lately for the waters off the U.S. Atlantic Coast. With over 20 GW of offshore wind expected to be installed on the Atlantic Coast betwe ...

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Impressions from the Swedish wind conference VIND2019

Impressions from the Swedish wind conference VIND2019

The Swedish wind conference, VIND2019 celebrated its 10-year anniversary last week. With 1200 MW of added wind capacity forecast for Sweden before the end of 2019, bringing the total installed capacity to approximately 2GW, the future is looking ...

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The Irish wind industry looks forward to 2030

The Irish wind industry looks forward to 2030

The theme of the recent IWEA (Irish Wind Energy Association) Autumn conference was a positive one; "delivering 70 by 30." This relates to the recent target outlined in the Irish government's 2019 Climate Action Plan where 70% of electricity will ...

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