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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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Not in my backyard
27 January, 2020
Wind farms are lauded by environmentalists as clean, reliable sources...
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The oncoming storm 27 January, 2020 As chief technology officer at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Antonio de la Torre is leading the company’s digital transformation, and research and development strategy. He talks to...

The trouble with transport 27 January, 2020 The logistical effort involved in transporting items with the size and complexity of wind turbines is vast, involving specialised vehicles, equipment and technicians. This is...

Out of the blue 27 January, 2020 A recent report has demonstrated that $8.5 billion is spent annually on unplanned repairs to onshore components. Laura Gray explores the factors that can lead to unexpected failures...

Floating in the wind 24 January, 2020 Floating wind projects are under development around the world, opening up opportunities for wind power in areas of deep water. Will Moffitt talks to Stephen Bull, Equinor’s...

Take the power back 09 July, 2019 While Germany is a world leader in the generation of wind power, consumption of that electricity is lagging thanks to deficiencies in its national grid. As additional lines are built...

Challenges to opportunities 09 July, 2019 HUSUM Wind 2019, Germany’s leading national wind trade fair, will be held on 10–13 September 2019, expecting exhibitors and visitors from DACH and further European key markets....

Make your mark 09 July, 2019 A memorandum of understanding signed by the Danish Government and leading figures from industry has reaffirmed the country’s commitment to wind energy. Jan Hylleberg, CEO of newly...

Death from above 09 July, 2019 The coming onslaught of higher temperatures and extreme weather promised by climate change necessitates our increasing reliance on wind power and other forms of renewable...

Strike back 09 July, 2019 Lightning strikes can cause huge damage to offshore turbines, particularly to blades, and are also a key safety concern for crews. Abi Millar discusses the dangers turbines face...

Green energy: the industry’s trump card 09 July, 2019 Wind power is a valuable source of green energy – but how green is the production of the turbines themselves? Isabel Ellis speaks to Paulo Silva, senior vice-president of global blades...

Deep trouble 09 July, 2019 Subsea cables are vital to the offshore industry, but can be vulnerable to damage, with a high proportion of financial losses caused by cable issues. Emily Moore talks to Ivan Savitsky...

Turns and conditions 09 July, 2019 The growth of the internet of things (IoT) has the potential to offer significant advantages to offshore wind maintenance, with sensors able to provide constant data on the functioning...

Take the lead 09 July, 2019 The recently completed Lake Turkana project has transformed the profile of wind power in Kenya. Rizwan Fazal, director of Lake Turkana Wind Power, and Karin Ohlenforst, director of...

A European success story 08 July, 2019 The wind industry is gearing up to write its next chapter on 26–28 November at WindEurope Offshore 2019. Taking place in Copenhagen, this biennial conference and exhibition is...

No problems for Houston 07 December, 2018 AWEA WINDPOWER 2019 is on its way to the energy capital of the world, Houston, Texas. In May, this annual conference for the wind industry will bring together the biggest companies...

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...


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