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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 buildin ...

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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 ...

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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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