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Windpower Technology 02nd 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
Towers reach for the sky
WORLDWIDE: The development of tall, cost-effective towers is widely recognised as the next revolution in the wind industry because of their potential in boosting yields and cutting energy costs. Eize de Vries reviews the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in tall tower design.
  Towers reach for the sky
 
Technology continues to move the industry forward
GERMANY: Wind power has made huge strides, growing from a small-scale niche technology to a substantial source of clean energy generation. And the rate of innovation continues as new solutions are developed for the ongoing challenges - onshore and offshore.
  Technology continues to move the industry forward
 
Pitch bearing breakthrough
NETHERLANDS: Inspired by the movement of the human wrist, SKF is developing a groundbreaking blade pitch system. The system architect behind it tells Eize de Vries about its main features and the benefits for the global wind industry.
  Pitch bearing breakthrough
 
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