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In the spotlight: wind power's 2020 champions

In the spotlight: wind power's 2020 champions

Sluggish growth and policy inertia raise the stake for wind power's leading lights to make their presence felt. The Windpower Monthly team picks out the names to watch out for in 2020.

Features

SGRE brings leading-edge protection as retrofit

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's (SGRE) solution to prevent leading-edge erosion combines a hardware upgrade with simulation software. Already incorporated into the blades for its latest offshore platforms, the company is fitting it to hundreds of operating onshore and offshore wind turbines.

Horns Rev 1, 2, 3: three generations of turbine output analysed

The three projects that make up the Horns Rev offshore-wind hub off Denmark's west coast perfectly illustrate how the sector developed over the last two decades. Windpower Monthly dissects the performance data to see if bigger really is better.

WindTech: NGC gears up for the turbine drivetrain future

As the Nanjing High Speed Gear Manufacturing Company celebrated its 50th anniversary, Eize de Vries represented Windpower Monthly at its wind-power supply-chain forum, and exclusively visited its production facilities in Nanjing.


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Analysis

Is RWE-E.on deal creating a 'Google of the grids'?

Smaller players are alarmed at concentration of market power, as wind sector worries what will happen when its priority grid access is scaled back from 2021.

How the Acciona takeover will help Nordex depend less on Europe

Senvion stuttered with delays in project execution, ultimately resulting in its insolvency, but Nordex has sourced additional funding by offering more shares to Acciona to retain its liquidity.

Global wind fleet to grow 62% by 2024 -- IEA

Global renewables capacity is set to increase by nearly 50% in the five years to 2024, but this projected 1.2TW expansion could be more than 300GW higher with improved government intervention, according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report.

Comment

The real world needs action now

Fatih Birol, executive head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), is not alone in recognising a "growing disconnect" between what is being discussed in climate summits and reports, what policymakers are actually doing about it, and what is happening in real life.

Backpage: The last word in wind -- November 2019

Now vessels turn to hybrid mode; top polluters figures and facts; plus a look at James Bond's carbon emissions.

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