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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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Advanced battery storage for UK’s National Grid
20 April, 2018
Renewables have less inertia than the large turbines used by coal, gas...
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Upskilling à la LM Wind Power 20 April, 2018 As the pace of renewable energy application hastens, so too does the drive to attract a skilled workforce, resulting in a global push to skill and upskill. Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks...

Raising safety standards on offshore wind farms 20 April, 2018 Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks with Kate Harvey, general manager of the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation, about the company’s work to improve safety in the offshore...

Firmer foundations with gravity and suction bucket 20 April, 2018 Gravity and suction bucket foundations are two technologies that promise a number of advantages − including the potential to reduce the cost of offshore wind projects − over...

Engie’s Darwin project: The evolution of data management 20 April, 2018 Digital transformation is big news at Engie, the French energy giant of which the interests run from natural gas and wind to solar and nuclear. Between 2016 and 2019, it will spend...

New York: capitalising on wind power 20 April, 2018 New York is positioning itself to be the US capital of wind power. Andrew Tunnicliffe examines its difficult history, and looks forward to what might lie ahead.

World’s first full-scale floating wind farm 20 April, 2018 The Hywind project located 25km off the coast of Peterhead in Scotland is the world’s first full-scale floating wind farm. Constructed by Norwegian multinational Statoil, the...

Commercial power of wind technology 16 April, 2018 The wind power market witnessed significant growth from 2006 to 2016. Global installed capacity reached 496.7GW in 2016 and is expected to hit 1,024.1GW by 2025. GlobalData reports.

AWEA WINDPOWER conference 2018 16 April, 2018 In May 2018, wind industry professionals from across the globe will gather in Chicago, US, for AWEA WINDPOWER – the largest wind energy conference and exhibition in the Western Hemisphere.

Europe’s superiority in offshore wind development 16 April, 2018 Europe continues to blow away the competition when it comes to offshore wind development, with the Baltic region in particular enjoying a mini-boom, spurred on by WindEurope’s Baltic...

Inspector drone – unmanned aerial vehicles 10 December, 2016 As wind turbines increase in complexity and size, and manual inspection of them becomes less viable, industry professionals are looking to unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known...

On shaky ground – the global wind energy outlook 09 December, 2016 All analyses of the global energy picture today say that the wind industry has a bright future. Having experienced double-digit cumulative growth for nearly 20 years, wind is unique...

Save the porpoise – minimising acoustic disturbance to marine life 09 December, 2016 Offshore wind is widely considered a low-impact form of energy generation. However, the potential damage caused to marine life – particularly from acoustic disturbance during piling...

Old dog, new tricks – the UK’s Green Port Hull project 09 December, 2016 With work nearing completion at the Green Port Hull project in the UK, World Wind Technology catches up with Michael Hannibal, CEO of offshore wind at Siemens Wind Power, to find out...

London calling – Offshore Wind Energy 2017 09 December, 2016 WindEurope and RenewableUK are joining forces to run what is expected to be the largest offshore wind-energy conference and exhibition in the world. The event, Offshore Wind Energy...

Eastern winds – renewable energy in India 09 December, 2016 Developing nations are forging ahead in the race for renewable energy, making up for more than two thirds of the £196.5 billion spent worldwide. Playing a pivotal role is India, with...

Partnering for success – AWEA Wind Project Operations and Maintenance and Safety Conference 2017 09 December, 2016 This February, wind industry professionals will gather in San Diego, California, for the AWEA Wind Project Operations and Maintenance and Safety Conference 2017, the largest event of...

Blade runner – wind’s role in post-nuclear Germany 09 December, 2016 Since Germany announced plans to phase out nuclear power by the 2020s, the clock has been ticking for those in the renewables industry tasked with innovating to meet this aim....

Solving the energy trilemma – the future of UK wind power 09 December, 2016 With the British Government dragging its feet on the UK’s renewables policies and the future of Hinkley Point C looking uncertain, it seems unlikely that the UK will meet its...

Safety first – resilience engineering techniques 09 December, 2016 The wind industry has its fair share of health and safety (H&S) hazards, making adoption of and adherence to H&S guidelines imperative. Siemens Energy has implemented a number...


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