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Technology In Depth

Ten of the biggest and the best manufacturers

Ten of the biggest and the best manufacturers

WORLDWIDE: Together, these wind-turbine manufacturers account for nearly three-quarters of global installed capacity, and much of the industry's recent technological progress. Windpower Monthly looks at the balance sheets and product ranges to see what makes them stand out.

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Some things just don't change

If you found a time machine and sent our Top 10 turbine manufacturers feature back five years, it is doubtful anyone would believe they were looking into the future.

Exclusive: Many small pieces, one very large blade

Exclusive: Many small pieces, one very large blade

UNITED STATES: Blade Dynamics is reaching the final stages of preparing the first prototype of its modular-design 78-metre rotor blade for testing in the UK.

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GE puts the case for 'digital wind farm'

GE puts the case for 'digital wind farm'

UNITED STATES: GE believes its Digital Windfarm collection of products can boost a project's annual energy production (AEP) by up to 20%.

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Windtech: Testing beyond commercial risk

Windtech: Testing beyond commercial risk

WORLDWIDE: Despite over a decade of research, the achievements of the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE) are not well known in the industry.

Wind Tech: Articulated cover for hanging cables

Wind Tech: Articulated cover for hanging cables

NERHERLANDS: An articulated pipe cable-protection system has been developed by Dutch family-owned CP/NL Engineering to protect the free-hanging section of inter-array cables between turbines.

Towers reach for the sky

Towers reach for the sky

WORLDWIDE: The development of tall, cost-effective towers is widely recognised as the next revolution in the wind industry because of their potential in boosting yields and cutting energy costs. Eize de Vries reviews the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in tall tower design.

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Special reports

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.

Offshore Technology - Special Report

Offshore Technology - Special Report

Windpower Monthly has created a special report examining technlogical inovation in the offshore sector, looking at areas including cabling, turbine foundations and vessels.

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