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UK windiness 2017: Lower than long-term averages – what are the implications for you?

UK windiness 2017: Lower than long-term averages – what are the implications for you?

Monitoring and recording wind speed trends can be beneficial to assess project performance. But interpreting and truly understanding those trends are where the real value lies. Do you know what do the 2017 results mean to you? 2017 wind speed tren ...

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Industry Best Practice for Wind Turbine Foundations

Industry Best Practice for Wind Turbine Foundations

Industry best practice, an often-used term in EPC construction contracts, but what does it mean and how do you ensure your EPC contractor is designing and constructing your wind turbine foundations to industry best practice? Onshore wind turbines ...

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Promising forecast for global offshore wind

Promising forecast for global offshore wind

Offshore wind is forecasted by leading market intelligence actors to increase with an average cumulative growth rate of about 16% each year from 2017 to 2026. The annual growth rate in mature European markets is estimated to be an average of +9%, ...

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Mainstream media sensationalism undermines low carbon future

Mainstream media sensationalism undermines low carbon future

Having started my career in wind energy 30 years ago, I have become weary of the many attempts to undermine the case for the development of this clean, renewable source of energy which I see as an essential part of our low carbon future. My fi ...

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Sources of long-term reference wind data in Ireland and southwest of Scotland: A consistency analysis

Sources of long-term reference wind data in Ireland and southwest of Scotland: A consistency analysis

When undertaking an analysis of the future energy output of a wind farm, it is paramount to use sources of wind speed reference data which are consistent throughout the historical period considered. Inconsistent and/or short reference data sets can j ...

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Future for wind demands extended risk management

Future for wind demands extended risk management

The wind power industry is all set for a strong future over the coming decades, with a period of sustained and accelerating growth. DNV GL predicts in its 2017 Energy Transition Outlook report that installed capacity will reach 670 GW in 2020, risi ...

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Wind resource assessment in the Maldives: Steps towards more cost-effective energy

In July 2017, the Maldives’ Minister of Environment and Energy conducted a workshop on preparing a roadmap for a low-carbon development of the energy sector of the Maldives. In his remarks, he indicated that the government has an objective for 30% ...

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Wind power plant operations – Is it all about turbine performance?

Wind power plant operations – Is it all about turbine performance?

At DNV GL, I have seen from different perspectives that wind farm developers and owners are faced with many challenges to increase the performance of wind turbines and reduce downtime. Today, modern turbines are meeting the industry performance a ...

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UK windiness 2017: First semester lower than long-term expectations – what are the impacts for you?

UK windiness 2017: First semester lower than long-term expectations – what are the impacts for you?

Monitoring, recording and interpreting wind speed trends can be extremely valuable to wind farm investors, owners and operators, enabling project performance to be assessed and evaluated. But what do the 2017 first semester results mean for you? 2 ...

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How certification can contribute to establish new technologies in offshore wind

Costs reduction expectations like in tender systems as well as site-specific project requirements may motivate wind turbine and component manufacturers to develop innovative ideas, concepts and designs. Depending on their grade of innovation, these n ...

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