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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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Pillar of support
27 July, 2021
Wind farms are impossible to both construct and maintain without a fleet...
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A double-edged blade 27 July, 2021 As investment in wind power continues to grow, questions have arisen over the environmental impact of wind turbine construction and, as legacy platforms begin to reach the end of...

Wind affected 27 July, 2021 From starting 2020 on a high, the wind industry has – inevitably – found itself scrambling to adjust to Covid-19 and all its consequences over the past 18 months. And from...

Future fuel 27 July, 2021 While wind power is going from strength to strength, fossil fuels – most notably, natural gas – remain a vital component of the energy mix for the UK and much of Europe....

Storage wars 27 July, 2021 For decades, the UK has been expanding its wind energy capabilities, with thousands of turbines now scattered across its fields and around its coastlines. Until recently, however,...

Power up 27 July, 2021 Following huge leaps forward in wind energy production in Europe and China, the US is now primed to follow in their footsteps as its government announces an ambitious set of targets...

Inland revenue 04 September, 2020 The EU has grand ambitions for wind energy, aiming to install 100,000 new or replacement turbines by 2050. Recent developments in individual member nations, however, suggest...

A safer sea 04 September, 2020 Whales and other marine mammal species are highly sensitive to anthropogenic sound, like that made by pile-driving during the installation of new offshore turbines. Several wind farms...

Scrapyard challenge 04 September, 2020 Wind power is a vanguard technology for a greener future, but with most blades being made out of composite materials, the majority of turbines are not fully recyclable. Will Moffitt...

Winds of change 04 September, 2020 In 2015, SPARTA became the world’s first data-sharing platform for offshore wind farms. Since then, valuable lessons have been learned by wind energy companies about how to...

Back to life 04 September, 2020 Online since the 1990s, the UK’s first wave of onshore wind farms are approaching the end of their 25-year life cycle. Repowering and life extension are attractive options for...

Storm season 04 September, 2020 When it comes to wind power, too much of a good thing can spell disaster, with intense gales promising to overload and destroy turbines during storms or more extreme weather events....

Up in the air 04 September, 2020 Maintaining offshore wind farms is tricky work, with engineers having to clamber up individual turbines to check out any problems – a recipe for injuries given the height and location...

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...

Not in my backyard 27 January, 2020 Wind farms are lauded by environmentalists as clean, reliable sources of electricity. Many local communities, however, would rather the turbines be sited as far away from their homes...

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...

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....

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...


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