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News & in-depth analysis of wind farm and turbine operations & maintenance, including turbine & blade failure, access, monitoring & control systems, health & safety, refitting, repowering, wind monitoring and site security.
WORLDWIDE: Global wind installations are set to break the 60GW barrier once more from 2019, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) predicts.
UNITED STATES: German multi-brand service provider Deutsche Windtechnik has opened a business unit in the "healthy" US market.
UNITED STATES: The US's operating wind power capacity grew 9% in 2017, adding more than 7GW of new wind projects and bringing the country's total to just over 89GW.
UK: The UK's offshore industry installed on average more than one turbine every day in 2017, according to new data by the Crown Estate.
WORLDWIDE: Wind deployment over the next decade is set to remain concentrated in 15 countries, highlighting the industry's reliance on the established markets.
DENMARK: MHI Vestas has launched a range of "smart" software packages to help wind farm operators increase performance, enhance turbine monitoring and real-time decision-making.
INDIA: Close to 3GW of old Enercon machines in the Indian states of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Rajasthan are in a state of disrepair due to a lack of spare components and the refusal of the manufacturer's former business partner to relinquish service contracts.
ITALY: As managing director of Nordex Italy for ten years, and general manager of Vestas Italy for eight years before that, Francesco Paolo Liuzzi has seen Italy's wind energy sector grow from infancy to maturity, with capacity expanding from a few hundred megawatts to its current level of about 9.5GW.
GERMANY/UK: Offshore wind generation is rising as capacity grows, but how did individual sites perform during 2017? Windpower Monthly looks at key German and UK offshore projects.
UNITED STATES: By 2018, almost a third of installed wind power capacity in the US will be at least a decade old -- a total of almost 25GW.
WORLDWIDE: The second half 2017 was difficult for many of the major OEMs with a drop off in the Indian market a key factor. Windpower Monthly takes a look at this trend and the other big stories from the second half of 2017.
WORLDWIDE: The first six months of 2017 pick up where 2016 had left off with further activity in the mergers and acquisition field accompanied by significant job cuts. Windpower Monthly takes a look at the biggest stories in the first half of the year
GERMANY: Helicopters are an essential part of the running of many offshore wind farms, transferring key personnel and providing emergency services.