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Analysis: Enercon pressures Siemens over wind tech IP case

Analysis: Enercon pressures Siemens over wind tech IP case

UK: In 18 months, August 2016 to be exact, Enercon's European "storm control" patent will expire. But that has not stopped the company from heading for a UK court hearing in June to press a charge of alleged infringement by Siemens and its customers.

Turbines of the year -- Innovations

Turbines of the year -- Innovations

WORLDWIDE: A glimpse into the technological future of the wind power industry, from offshore floaters to mix-and-match modular construction

Turbines of the year -- Rotor blades

Turbines of the year -- Rotor blades

WORLDWIDE: Bigger still stands for better in every turbine class, and an increasing number of blade designs surpass the 80-metre mark

Turbines of the year -- Drivetrains

Turbines of the year -- Drivetrains

WORLDWIDE: OEMs and specialist manufacturers focus development on weight reduction and improved reliability with latest drivetrain designs

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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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Windtech: Inside Enercon's high-tech test site

Windtech: Inside Enercon's high-tech test site

GERMANY: Having made it into the top-three of the world's largest wind-turbine suppliers in 2013 with total installations amounting to 3.7GW, compared with 3.5GW in 2012, Enercon is aiming for the 4GW mark this year, according to managing director Nicole Fritsch-Nehring.

Enercon's state-of-the-art blade plant

Enercon's state-of-the-art blade plant

GERMANY: The 3MW turbine class is a main pillar of Enercon's growth strategy with an ultra-modern facility developed for the E-101 blades and the inner sections of E-115 segmented blades playing a major role.

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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