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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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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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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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Will Poland follow the global energy trends?

Will Poland follow the global energy trends?

The future of offshore wind in the emerging market Currently, 11 European countries including Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom and Germany has offshore installations. It is estimated that by 2025 the first Polish offshore wind farms will start ...

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When a wind turbine performance upgrade isn’t what it seems

When a wind turbine performance upgrade isn’t what it seems

How to avoid common pitfalls and protect your energy yield certainty Over the past year, many of our customers have been approached by wind turbine manufacturers offering upgrade packages. Many upgrades are software updates, and some include hard ...

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UK windiness 2018: Lower than long-term averages – what are the implications for you?

UK windiness 2018: 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 the 2018 results mean for you? 2018 wind speed trends ...

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How are LiDAR products driving wind farm development and supporting resource assessment?

How are LiDAR products driving wind farm development and supporting resource assessment?

From the numerous independent studies published on climate change over the last 6 months, it is clear that we need to accelerate the decarbonisation of the planet if we are to keep the global temperature rise this century well below the 2?C target ...

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Scandinavian wind without subsidies?

Scandinavian wind without subsidies?

For nearly a decade, Sweden and Norway have shared the green certificate subsidy system to promote renewable energy development. Simplified, the scheme works so that an owner of a renewable energy project receives certificates as additional incom ...

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Controlling wind farms for higher energy production

Controlling wind farms for higher energy production

DNV GL's annual Energy Transition Outlook forecasts that wind power will grow rapidly to provide about 16% of world primary energy supply in 2050. When it comes to the electricity mix, wind power will have a 29% share by 2050. To meet internation ...

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