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On Reflection: Monitor many, but analyse as one

On Reflection: Monitor many, but analyse as one

WORLDWIDE: The technology exists for wind-farm operators to make substantial cuts to O&M bills, yet too many firms are not making best use of it.

More openness will reduce fire-fighting

A comment in a recent academic study was picked up by the mainstream press, generating lurid "hidden peril" headlines for stories that proclaimed wind turbines are ten times more likely to catch fire than the industry had estimated.

G9 Offshore releases 2013 incident report

G9 Offshore releases 2013 incident report

EUROPE: The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association, backed by the UK's Energy Institute, has launched its first annual incident data report with information collected from 35 offshore sites in Europe.

Bouygues enters market to sell wind turbine drone service

Bouygues enters market to sell wind turbine drone service

FRANCE: The use of drones in the wind power market is growing as more companies enter the sector, offering technical inspections of wind turbines and other services at a competitive cost.


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