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WindTech: Full wind field data from blade sensors

WindTech: Full wind field data from blade sensors

GERMANY: German pitch-systems manufacturer SSB Wind Systems has developed a turbine-performance optimising tool that is integrated into the rotor blade. BladeVision monitors blade deflections and reproduces blade loads and the full wind field over the complete rotor-swept area in real time.

Analysis: Enercon affiliate loses labour dispute over weekend work

Analysis: Enercon affiliate loses labour dispute over weekend work

GEMANY: Major German trade union IG Metall began a campaign in 2013 to get works council and trade union representation in the around 250 companies connected with the Enercon foundation, Germany's flagship turbine builder.

Enercon launches 4MW turbine platform

Enercon launches 4MW turbine platform

GERMANY: Enercon's new 4MW turbines were designed for cost-effective manufacture, simple logistics and easy site assembly. Three models make up the platform launch, with the first prototype, a 4.2MW medium-wind speed model -- the E-126 EP4 -- planned for late 2015 and serial production in 2016.

WindTech: Novel 2.8MW ready to scale up

WindTech: Novel 2.8MW ready to scale up

GERMANY" Stephan Jockel, managing director of German engineering consultancy Wind-direct, introduced a novel 2.8MW wd2.8+109 direct-drive turbine at a drivetrain conference in October in Bremen, Germany.


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Germany - Market reform and end of nuclear aid steady growth

GERMANY: Stable growth in both onshore and offshore wind is expected in 2012 due to the support set out in Germany's renewable-energy law last year. The country could add another 2GW in 2012, of which 200MW is likely to be offshore, according to a cautious forecast by the German wind energy association, Bundesverband Windenergie.

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Husum 2012 - Special Report

Husum 2012 - Special Report

As the Husum trade fair gets underway, Windpower Monthly has produced a special report looking at the latest technological innovations in the wind industry.

Global Offshore - Special Report

Global Offshore - Special Report

Windpower Monthly has produced a special report covering the examining the future of the global offshore sector. It covers Europe's ambitious plans versus the financial realities, and progress in other markets such as China and the US.

European Wind Integration - Special Report

European Wind Integration - Special Report

Windpower Monthly examines the challenges of wind integration across Europe. The special report includes a focus on operating systems in Denmark, Spain, Ireland, and a wind penetration of map of the whole region.

German Wind Engineering - Special Report

German Wind Engineering - Special Report

Windpower Monthly has created a digital magazine and a downloadable PDF for subscribers, examining Germany's wind manufacturing sector.

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