Features

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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Inspector drone – unmanned aerial vehicles
10 December, 2016
As wind turbines increase in complexity and size, and manual inspection...
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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Earth, wind and fire – mitigating operational risk 25 October, 2016 Oil pipeline explosions, earthquakes triggering nuclear meltdown and dangerous gas leaks – when it comes to accidents, the wind industry may not make the headlines in quite the same...

Investment in infrastructure – supporting the UK supply chain 25 October, 2016 The UK is the global leader in installed capacity for offshore wind power, but in terms of the investment in manufacturing installation infrastructure that’s vital to support the...

Test of strength – wind turbine blade certification 25 October, 2016 Shirley Accini talks to DNV GL’s Tomasz Sieradzan to find out about the certification process for wind turbine blades.


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