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Windpower Technology 30th May 2015

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Gallery: Gwynt y Môr turbine installation
UK: The 160 Siemens 3.6MW turbines being used at the 576MW Gwynt y Môr have been installed by RWE over the last year.
  Gallery: Gwynt y Môr turbine installation
 
Windtech in-depth: GE takes gearbox support to 2.2MW
WORLDWIDE: GE announced a new 2.2MW IEC class II turbine model with a 107-metre rotor diameter in May, with an unexpected drivetrain choice.
  Windtech in-depth: GE takes gearbox support to 2.2MW
 
Wind Power Technology In Depth
Growing blade size brings new challenges
WORLDWIDE: Wind-turbine rotor blades are failing at a rate of around 3,800 a year, an annual casualty rate of 0.54% of the 700,000 blades in operation in 85 countries around the world.
  Growing blade size brings new challenges
 
Virtual met masts - The Round Robin analysis
WORLDWIDE: Understanding the uncertainties in the energy yield estimation for a planned wind farm is crucial for project financing: the greater the uncertainties of the project, the lower the loan the developer can receive from a bank.
  Virtual met masts - The Round Robin analysis
 
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.
  Windtech: Testing beyond commercial risk
 
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