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Viewpoint: Turbines may look alike but progress continues

When I started in the wind industry in the late 1980s, wind turbines came in many forms -- vertical and horizontal axis, one-, two- and three-bladers, stall regulated, partial- or full-span pitch control...

Exclusive: Offshore wind's new colossus

Exclusive: Offshore wind's new colossus

GERMANY: Winergy's gearbox for the 8MW Adwen offshore turbine is the largest and, in terms of input torque, the most highly rated yet seen. Eize de Vries was granted exclusive access to the unit and its production facilities ahead of its unveiling at WindEnergy Hamburg on 27 September.

Windtech: Rollers offer extended lifespan over balls

Windtech: Rollers offer extended lifespan over balls

GERMANY: IMO has focused on extending operational lifetime with its new three-roller pitch bearing, aimed at low-wind onshore and large offshore turbines.

Blockchain reaction: what's in it for wind?

Blockchain reaction: what's in it for wind?

WORLDWIDE: The energy world is exploring the use of blockchain technology to exchange electricity between generator and customer without the need for a go-between.

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Hamburg 2016: Siemens head offshore concepts Jesper Moeller

GERMANY: Windpower Monthly TV, in association with Sentient Science, speaks to Siemens' head of offshore concepts and solutions Jesper Moeller.

Siemens launches three turbines from one platform

GERMANY: Siemens is extending its direct-drive onshore turbine range with the introduction of three new models.

Hamburg 2016: Embracing digitalisation

GERMANY: Windpower TV, in association with Sentient Science, asks delegates at the WindEurope members reception how they are embracing digitalisation in their organisations.

Dong sheds light on weather monitoring with radar station

UK: Dong Energy has installed two radar weather stations on England's east coast to map atmospheric data in three dimensions, in a programme the developer claimed is the first of its kind.

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WindTech: Offshore wind looks to island hubs

WindTech: Offshore wind looks to island hubs

WORLDWIDE: Natural and artificial islands are attracting interest from offshore developers as O&M hubs.

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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Turbines of the year: Rotor Blades

Turbines of the year: Rotor Blades

WORLDWIDE: Greater consistency in manufacturing quality and an emphasis on easier transport and installation mark this year's entries.

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