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Your turbines are operating. Do you still need to measure the wind?

Your turbines are operating. Do you still need to measure the wind?

Wind project developers commonly collect meteorological (met) data during project planning, feasibility, and design. However, once the project is operational, this data collection often stops. There is no "industry best practice" for collecting m ...

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Could statistical analysis streamline offshore wind site characterization?

Could statistical analysis streamline offshore wind site characterization?

A Study on Applying Cluster Analysis to Geophysical Data When it comes to offshore wind, we know what it takes to put a plan into action and get the blades turning. Broadly, it involves years of careful planning, data collection, data processi ...

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Will the coronavirus pandemic impact the global wind industry?

Will the coronavirus pandemic impact the global wind industry?

As we celebrate Global Wind Day 2020 in very different circumstances to previous years, it is topical to ask: will the current economic downturn, caused by the coronavirus pandemic, impact the outlook for the wind industry? It is a relevant qu ...

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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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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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Renewables boost during UK storm season

Renewables boost during UK storm season

Ciara, the third storm of the season, battered the shores of the UK last weekend bringing torrential downpours and strong winds, reaching 97mph in some areas. In amongst the stories of flooding, travel disruption and power outages, there was some ...

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