Wind power Features for July 2011

Wind power Features Archive

Meeting the challenge of wind turbine blade repair Meeting the challenge of wind turbine blade repair

With a growing number of composite wind turbine blades now in service, rotor blade maintenance is becoming a major issue. George Marsh looks at the techniques used to inspect and repair blades and investigates a new system designed to speed up the repair process.

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Vestas’ Engel: “We believe the gearbox is the best solution…” Vestas’ Engel: “We believe the gearbox is the best solution…”

David Hopwood speaks to Vestas' CEO Ditlev Engel.

Generation innovation for wind turbines Generation innovation for wind turbines

Part two: We continue our focus on cost reduction in wind energy, and ask some major innovators in the sector where we are heading for in the major markets.

Keep the wind turbine blades turning Keep the wind turbine blades turning

Equipment and product innovation plays a vital role in the financial viability of wind power. But industry players should also share understanding of key O&M issues.

Spotlight on due diligence for wind power Spotlight on due diligence for wind power

The more cautious lending environment means wind projects will only get off the ground once they pass the scrutiny of some major due diligence investigations.

Wind power’s community service Wind power’s community service

The Introduction of the Community Benefit Protocol in the UK could make a significant difference to communities close to proposed wind farms. So how does this work, and could it be a model adopted by other countries?

Wind power to the people Wind power to the people

Generating Wind power is all well and good, but if a selective consumer wants to support renewable energy by buying products made from the power of wind, what are the options? A new label – WindMade - may be the answer, believes Vestas' Morten Albaek.

Renewable energy project monitor Renewable energy project monitor

July/August 2011: This second monthly column, written by the ceo of the Energy Industries Council, reports on the latest new project developments in the global renewable energy marketplace.