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Dealing with the energy bottleneck with minimal disruption

Mark Gledhill and Allan Russell outline the benefits of aluminium conductor technology which is less prone to corrosion and is an effective power conductor



Offshore wind test rig crucial for UK offshore industry

The Energy Technologies Institute invests £25m in offshore test facility at Narec, Blyth, Northumberland



Simulation aids design of wind turbine generators

Simulation helps the design of one of the world's highest-efficiency permanent magnet wind turbine generators. Jon Vaquerizo and Xabier Calvo report.



Ice detection for wind turbines

Ice detection is a desirable feature for wind turbines located in harsh environments, says Labkotec Oy



GE wind turbines power Suncor Energy Ontario Wind Project

Multi-megawatt turbine was introduced for the North American market last year



Offshore Maintenance: where offshore wind meets oil and gas

All-Energy 2012 set for Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, 23-24 May 2012



REpower and Vattenfall to install 122MW wind farm in the Netherlands

With a total output of around 122MW the project is the largest wind farm in the Netherlands to date



Wind turbines: electric linear acutators off performance solution

Maintenance requirements dramatically reduced – a key issue when wind farms are located offshore



Wind power report ‘relies on the work of cranks’

Civitas study inflates cost of wind energy by relying on inaccurate assumptions, says RenewableUK



Scour monitor package for wind farms

Monitor mounted directly onto the turbine pile; four acoustic beams provide a profile of the seabed



Nordex completes installation of the first N117 wind turbine

Has a rotor diameter of 117 metres and a rotor sweep of 10,715 square metres



Onshore wind development: £9.7m smart grid system

Project will develop system in an area of 700km2 in Cambridgeshire, UK



Fatigue analysis of offshore wind turbine structures

DNV is launching new design software Sesam GeniE Wind



Nordex preferred supplier for two wind farms in South Africa

Assembly work will not commence until mid-2013, with the projects to be handed over to the customer in early 2014



Anti-wind energy report criticised

RenewableUK says it fails to recognise the 'hugely significant role' that wind energy already plays in generating clean electricity in the UK



Greater consolidation for the wind energy market

Dual-track approach needed to maximise growth in mature Western Europe and emerging Central and Eastern Europe wind market



Exploring alternative energy options for mine sites

How can the potential negative legacy of a mine site be converted into a positive inheritance for the wider environment and local communities? Peter Whitbread-Abrutat and Nick Coppin report



Floating wind farms

The technology used in offshore oil and gas extraction is now making wind power installation in deeper waters possible



On-line monitoring of wind turbines

Remote monitoring systems deployed across three wind farms operated by Guohua Energy Investment Company in China



Wind industry becoming 'a powerhouse of job creation' at all levels

Samsung announces £100 million UK wind turbine project creating 500 jobs – its first such venture in Europe



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