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Windpower Technology 16th September 2014

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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
What technology will cut costs next?
WORLDWIDE: Which technological improvements will make the biggest near-term contribution to cutting wind energy costs? Industry answers include open-source tools, shared condition-monitoring data and better weather forecasting.
  What technology will cut costs next?
 
New and improved products and systems
GERMANY: The technology supporting and servicing the wind power industry continues to grow in its scope and sophistication as new challenges are faced and met. We highlight some of the innovative products featured at the Hamburg Windenergy fair.
  New and improved products and systems
 
Looking skyward for a logistics solution
UNITED STATES: A radical new design of aircraft capable of lifting the biggest and heaviest wind turbine components and transporting them directly from the factory to the wind project site is now being tested by a US airship manufacturer.
  Looking skyward for a logistics solution
 
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