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Offshore wind turbines. Maintenance, repair, replacement. Recent Patents

22.08.2022

One of most important problems of wind energy is the relatively low capacity factor, which in real practice of wind turbines rarely exceeds 30%. As a result, huge material-intensive and expensive structures of wind turbines sit idle for a considerable time without generating electricity, reducing the investment attractiveness of the industry, hindering a decrease in selling prices for electricity and limiting the competitiveness of...

GLOBAL OFFSHORE WIND REPORT 2022: a new record in offshore wind industry!

14.07.2022

2021 was the most successful year ever for the offshore wind industry, according to the report released by GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council). 21.1 GW of new capacity was connected to the grid globally and stated global targets indicate that there could be more record years from 2025 onwards. China with 17 GW made up 80% of offshore wind capacity added worldwide in 2021, leading the world for the fourth year in a row. The remaining 20%...

WIND ENERGY. Offshore Wind Turbine. Invention analysis

02.07.2022

One of the main barriers to the development of wind energy is its low capacity factor, which in real practice rarely exceeds 30%. The leading trends in the development of wind energy are the increase in the size of wind turbines and construction of wind farms in offshore zones, which allows the maximum capacity factor to be achieved. Thus, one of the largest offshore wind turbines – Haliade-X, developed by General Electric, have a...

3D Printing of Wind Blade Components for More Sustainable Energy

15.05.2022

Wind energy is without doubt one of the most important resources for achieving a cleaner and more sustainable energy industry. It is small wonder, therefore, that many countries around the world are continuously increasing their wind capacities to reduce the negative impacts of a fossil fuel-dependent energy industry. The US, for example, witnessed a significant growth in wind energy in 2020, according to the Office of Energy...

GWEC GLOBAL WIND REPORT 2022: Wind power must quadruple by 2030 to meet energy goals

24.04.2022

The Global Wind Report 2022 released by GWEC captures the resilience of the global wind energy industry, which experienced its second-largest year ever in 2021, down just 1.8% from a record 2020. The 93.6 GW of new installations in 2021 brought the total global wind power capacity to 837 GW, showing a 12% growth for the year. Of the 93.6 GW of new installations in 2021 worldwide, the onshore wind market added 72.5 GW. Europe, Latin...

New Method for Efficient Recycling of Wind Blades

12.12.2021

With the number of wind power installations increasing around the globe every year, utilising spent material, such as blade debris, is turning into one of the most challenging issues of modern wind industry. A study conducted by the University of Cambridge found that 43 million tonnes of wind turbine blade waste are likely to be generated by 2050, most of which will be disposed of in landfills. 40 per cent of this kind of waste is...

Global Offshore Wind Report 2021: 6.1 GW of offshore wind installed worldwide in 2020, with China leading the way

19.09.2021

In its press-release to the Global Offshore Wind Report 2021, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) looks at the growth of the global offshore wind industry in 2020, presenting a forecast of the latest technology trends and innovations, and discussing the challenges and opportunities for offshore wind market growth toward meeting global climate goals.  In 2020, the offshore wind market volume reached 6.1 GW, which is slightly...

Nordex Group 2020

10.05.2021

Nordex is one of the largest developers and manufacturers of wind turbines in the onshore segment. The company was established in 1985 and has approximately 8,500 employees worldwide. As one of the world's largest wind turbine manufacturers, the Nordex Group offers high-yield, cost-efficient wind turbines under the Acciona Windpower and Nordex brands that enable long-term and economical power generation from wind energy in all...

Global Wind Report 2021: a record 93 GW of new wind capacity in 2020

02.04.2021

The 2021 edition of the Global Wind Report presented by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) presents the figures to new wind capacity in 2020 highlighting the role of the wind power on the road to global net zero economy. Despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was a record year for global wind power industry, with 93 GW of new capacity installed. This is about 53% more than in 2019, when 60.4 GW of new wind energy was...

Wind energy in Europe in 2020: 15% of electricity in the EU was provided by wind power

08.03.2021

The new edition of Wind energy in Europe report analyses European wind power market summarizing new installations and financing activity in 2020 and making a development forecast for the next five years (2021 to 2025). According to the report, Europe has installed 14.7 GW of new wind capacity in 2020. Although this is down 6% from 2019 and 19% lower than predicted in pre-COVID times, the situation could have been worse due to...