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Tropical Storm Isaias: What did it mean for the NY Bight?

Tropical Storm Isaias: What did it mean for the NY Bight?

One of the biggest differences for the offshore wind industry in the U.S. compared to European development in the North Sea are some of the physical conditions that offshore wind turbines will sustain. The North Sea has more challenging wind and ...

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Employing lidars to evaluate turbine performance

Employing lidars to evaluate turbine performance

Introduction Welcome to the first in a series about employing lidars to evaluate turbine performance. The series will cover some basics and present real-world examples and solutions. This blog will describe the first step of a lidar measure ...

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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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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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Connecting the dots in renewable energy development

Connecting the dots in renewable energy development

The development of any asset is a lengthy and time-consuming effort. From the initial inception, information gathering, planning and finally through to collecting initial feedback (and improving on the plan as a result), all these steps are appro ...

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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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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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