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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the World Wind Technology editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought-provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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No problems for Houston
07 December, 2018
AWEA WINDPOWER 2019 is on its way to the energy capital of the...
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Strong easterly wind 07 December, 2018 While offshore wind remains mostly a European affair, this picture is beginning to change, with ambitious installations planed across Asia. Abi Millar speaks to Feng Zhao,...

Shock to the system 07 December, 2018 As the wind energy sector grows, so does the number of workplace accidents. Safety is a pressing issue, and the keys to managing a hazardous work environment are communication...

Solid foundations 07 December, 2018 The global wind turbine foundations market registered a value of $5.7 billion in 2017. This is expected to reach $7.2 billion in 2022, according to GlobalData – $3.05 billion in...

Turn to Taiwan 07 December, 2018 Carmine Frisk talks to Markus Wild, the managing director of EnBW Asia-Pacific, about the company’s new ventures in Taiwan, and why the country is a fast-emerging player in the...

Back in the UK? 07 December, 2018 In 2015, David Cameron effectively called time on onshore wind by cutting subsidies for new projects. However, ministers have recently said they see onshore wind in the future energy...

Testing times 07 December, 2018 As the rate of growth in the wind energy market continues to accelerate, there is increasing pressure for wind turbines to perform more efficiently and reliably. Testing components...

Sea change 07 December, 2018 In the first of its kind, and ensuring that safety is paramount, SSI Energy has secured two contracts to supply highly trained, life-saving, dual-role technicians to work on the...

Hack away 07 December, 2018 This September saw the return of Hack The Wind, one of the success stories from last year’s Global Wind Summit. Focusing on blockchain, and operations and management optimisation,...

Tend to the turbines 07 December, 2018 The flourishing wind turbine market has given many opportunities for various sectors to develop alongside it, and one market in particular that is benefitting is operations...

Basque in the winds of change 07 December, 2018 Spain is very much back on the wind energy map, making it the ideal destination for the 2019 WindEurope Conference & Exhibition, which will take place in April in the...

The height of success 07 December, 2018 GE is designing and building the tallest-ever wind turbine, the Haliade-X, which at 260m will dwarf the current biggest turbine, at 187m, built by Vestas. There are plenty of...

Certain quality 07 December, 2018 With the opening of its new plant in Bilbao, Haizea is staking its claim to be the most significant new player manufacturing towers for wind turbines. Without a long history of...

Wind’s new direction 04 July, 2018 The wind sector has gone from strength to strength, but how might recent policy changes affect the market? Experts from GWEC and WindEurope, which recently released their 2017...

Power to the people 04 July, 2018 The US wind sector is performing well, despite President Trump’s low regard for renewables, but its existing transmission system isn’t fit for purpose. Abi Millar talks to Sarah Bray...

New power generation 04 July, 2018 The Canadian Wind Energy Association held an operations and maintenance summit in January. In this article, the organisation’s president, Robert Hornung, and programme director Phil...

On the safety side 04 July, 2018 The cost of energy is continuing to fall as the wind turbine industry grows. As margins contract, it is likely that worker safety will play an increasingly important role in the...

Out of your elements 04 July, 2018 Dirty to mine and expensive to buy, elements like neodymium and dysprosium have battered turbines’ green credentials. New technology is making rare earths cleaner and cheaper to...

Roll up for ro-ro 04 July, 2018 Siemens Gamesa has introduced a state-of-the-art offshore logistics concept at its new factory in Cuxhaven, Germany to provide a valuable model for the industry. Jim Banks speaks to...

Price trumps policy 04 July, 2018 Wind is becoming a fundamental part of the power networks of many countries. As Steve Sawyer of the Global Wind Energy Council explains, the challenge now is to ensure that it works...


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