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Vietnam – the next offshore wind market in Asia?

Vietnam – the next offshore wind market in Asia?

I’ve just comeback from my short business trip to Vietnam and the first Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) Wind Power conference in Hanoi. But I’ve returned with mixed feelings. Have you ever been in a situation where certain actions or conclusion ...

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Offshore wind setting the price point for large scale low carbon generation

Offshore wind setting the price point for large scale low carbon generation

Those of us who work in the Renewable Energy sector often find ourselves on the back foot when defending subsidies for low carbon energy generation. We all remember the allegation that, in 2013, David Cameron ordered aides to ‘get rid of all the gr ...

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Foundations for Success: Three Steps to Full Turbine Repowering from the Bottom Up

Foundations for Success: Three Steps to Full Turbine Repowering from the Bottom Up

Many U.S. developers are considering repowering for their aging wind farms to requalify them for the renewable energy production tax credit. With nearly 30 percent of U.S. installed capacity over 10 years old this year (25,410 MW out of current 84,40 ...

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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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2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2018, we’d like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the past year, which included hot topics around energy storage, wind, energy efficiency, cybersecurity and electric vehic ...

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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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