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Analysis: Radar clears for wind in Germany

Analysis: Radar clears for wind in Germany

GERMANY: Radar and wind turbines are not a happy combination of technologies. According to German wind energy association BWE, around 4GW of wind development is blocked across the country due to conflicts over the potential impact on radar, mainly operated by German air traffic control service DFS.

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Cable cartel fine is not the end of the story

Cable cartel fine is not the end of the story

WORLDWIDE: The offshore wind sector's drive to cut costs has been undermined by a cartel among high-voltage cable suppliers, now punished by the European Commission with fines exceeding EUR 300 million. But are the fines sufficient to clean up competition in the industry?

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Close-up: Acciona's AW3000 platform

Close-up: Acciona's AW3000 platform

WORLDWIDE: Acciona Windpower global product line director Scott Baron talks about the company's 3MW platform and its potential markets around the world.

Close up - Vensys looks beyond the 1.5MW

Close up - Vensys looks beyond the 1.5MW

GERMANY: Goldwind-owned direct-drive specialist Vensys has seen over 11,000 units produced of its 1.5MW turbine platform since it was first manufactured in 2003. Vensys CEO J├╝rgen Rinck speaks about the company's latest 2.5MW model and the 3MW turbine currently in development.

Close-up: Envision's EN128/3.6MW direct drive turbine

Close-up: Envision's EN128/3.6MW direct drive turbine

DENMARK: Since commissioning in October 2012 Envision's two-bladed EN128/3.6MW direct drive turbine has completed over a year of operation with further validation ongoing. Envision Energy (Denmark) director Anders Rebsdorf spoke about some main challenges faced developing the two-bladed machine.

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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