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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 conclusions we ...

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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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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 to th ...

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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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Merit Order Effect In The Transitional Tender Process In Germany

Merit Order Effect In The Transitional Tender Process In Germany

How to compare your project with peers for the coming transitional tenders The recent decision of the cabinet on the new EEG 2017 (German Renewables Energy Act) has been digested and the new legislation is available in its final version. As time w ...

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The future of control systems in wind energy

Where next for wind turbine control? The control of wind turbines is not a new endeavour, nor is it niche. In fact, as early as 1990, over 70 published references were available on the various aspects of wind turbine control [1]. Now, a little ove ...

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Stop putting wind turbines on buildings!

Stop putting wind turbines on buildings!

A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle outlined why the new Public Utilities Commission headquarters at 525 Golden Gate Avenue isn't quite as green as planned. The LEED Platinum building was "touted as the most energy-efficient building on ...

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Offshore wind costs: enough talk, time for action

This author no longer works for DNV GL. I was recently asked "What would you like to see change in the wind industry?" I answered by saying that I would like to see offshore wind claim victory in the wars on cost. Evoking images of war or confl ...

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DNV GL's next generation Bladed software aims to advance wind turbine technology

The wind turbine industry is a constantly evolving beast. Those of us involved in the design of turbines are continually striving not only for greater energy efficiency and reduced cost and risk, but also experimenting with new tools and technologies ...

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