Windpower Monthly SEPTEMBER 2020

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Six of the best: wind's CEO casualties in a long, hot summer

Six of the best: wind's CEO casualties in a long, hot summer

Several of the wind industry's long-established and best-known leaders have recently announced their departures. We look at their past achievements and the challenges their replacements will face


Dongfang fast-tracks direct-drive designs for onshore and offshore

In-depth technology analysis of China's most powerful operating turbine by Eize de Vries

WindEconomics: How lower specific ratings translate into cheaper power

In the early days of the wind industry, most turbine manufacturers aimed to squeeze as much energy as possible from the air stream.

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Why GE is looking to law courts to defend US share

Take the hit for $220 million in new licence costs, or face a possible $1 billion-plus bill for sales lost because of import bans — that is GE's gameplan in its IP clash with Siemens Gamesa

Enercon to restructure German manufacturing footprint - updated

Enercon plans to set up 'centres of excellence' for nacelle and generator production and simplify its complex supplier structure

Major OEMs facing huge losses as impact of Covid-19 pandemic hits hard

All four major western manufacturers recorded losses for the second quarter as the coronavirus outbreak continued to play havoc with the global economy and supply chains.

Vattenfall to sell Hollandse Kust Zuid stake

Swedish developer Vattenfall aims to reduce its stake in the 1.5GW subsidy-free Dutch offshore project to 'balance the huge investment costs of future assets'


Editor's view: a summer marred by losses

Wind power in Europe was not looking particularly healthy even before the pandemic struck.

Backpage: The last word in wind -- September 2020

Painting single blade black helps prevent bird collisions; in tune with the current climate; plus School Strike for Climate's plea to EU leaders