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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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Go Green This Superbowl: Root for America’s Greenest Football Team

Go Green This Superbowl: Root for America’s Greenest Football Team

Blake inspecting the solar integrated into the Eagles’ stadium & parking lot. Photo Credit: Nick Herrschaft If you’re not from Boston or Philly, you might be having trouble deciding who to root for this season. Both cities are central t ...

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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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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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UK windiness 2016: Wind sets a new UK generation record despite lower than average wind speeds

UK windiness 2016: Wind sets a new UK generation record despite lower than average wind speeds

In December 2016, the UK wind industry set a new record by generating more than 10,000 MW of electricity for the first time and providing 23% of the UK’s electricity demand. We continue to see wind energy playing a pivotal role in the UK’s elect ...

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Year in Review: Top 10 Energy in Transition blog posts from 2016

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2017, we’d like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the 2016, which included hot topics around energy efficiency, wind, solar, renewable integration, smart metering, and energy ...

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How the wind energy industry can reduce financial, economic, and reputational risks caused by fires

How the wind energy industry can reduce financial, economic, and reputational risks caused by fires

The significant increase of global use of wind power, does present some challenges for wind turbine manufacturers, wind farm operators and other parties involved. Particularly fire protection is becoming a major concern, as the risk of wind turbine f ...

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UK windiness: First semester in 2016 lower than long-term expectations – what does this mean for you?

UK windiness: First semester in 2016 lower than long-term expectations – what does this mean 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. The UK Wind Index DNV GL maintains a UK Wind Index, which enables o ...

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