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Turbines of the year: Rotor blades

Turbines of the year: Rotor blades

WORLDWIDE: Blade development reached new lengths in 2016 in both the onshore and offshore sectors

Turbines of the year: Drivetrains

Turbines of the year: Drivetrains

WORLDWIDE: Greater power without weight penalties in drive development

Turbines of the year: Offshore turbines

Turbines of the year: Offshore turbines

WORLDWIDE: The super-sized new generation machinery that is driving down offshore wind costs

Turbines of the year: Onshore turbines 3MW-plus

Turbines of the year: Onshore turbines 3MW-plus

WORLDWIDE: Rapidly growing sector in mature markets, especially in low- and medium-wind-speed areas

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Wobben patent appeal rejected

UK: The UK Court of Appeal has dismissed a claim by Wobben Properties in a patent infringement dispute over storm control technology.

Absorbing consenting costs a 'gamechanger' in UK offshore

UK: Government adviser the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) believes the UK can reduce offshore wind costs further by absorbing consenting costs and a greater focus should be placed on floating foundations.

Siemens 8MW awarded initial certification

GERMANY: Certification and advisory firm DNV GL has confirmed designs for Siemens' 8MW offshore wind turbine reach international standards, meaning a prototype can be installed.

Goldwind installs 3MW prototype with LM blades

CHINA: LM Wind Power has installed 66.9-metre blades on manufacturer Goldwind's new 3MW prototype turbine in Zhangbei, north-east China.

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Influential ... and interesting

Influential ... and interesting

WORLDWIDE: It has been another tumultuous year for the wind industry, one marked by massive mergers and acquisitions, rapid technological progress and steeply falling costs. Windpower Monthly's staff and contributors pick out some of the people behind the headlines

EXCLUSIVE: Vestas tests four-rotor concept turbine

EXCLUSIVE: Vestas tests four-rotor concept turbine

DENMARK: Future technologies will be given a jolt of fresh thinking as Vestas prepares for a year of testing and validating a 900kW multi-rotor concept turbine, which is being installed near Roskilde, Denmark, this week.

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Technology 3MW model: Vestas reveals low-wind V136-3.45MW turbine

Vestas revealed its new 3.45MW low-wind V136 onshore turbine exclusively to Windpower Monthly before its launch at the Husum Wind 2015 trade fair in September.

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