• Knowledge
    Issue 2/2020

    Turbulence in the service market

    2019 was a bumpy year for the wind sector, and the turbine servicing business was no exception. Senvion’s insolvency in particular had far-reaching repercussions — as reflected in the latest edition of the BWE service survey.
    22 May 20, Michael Hahn 0
  • Knowledge
    Need-based beaconing

    Radar on, lights off

    The flashing lights on wind turbines are an annoyance for people living nearby. Some German companies are now marketing radar technology that can detect aircraft and turn the lights on only when they are needed. Who will win the race?
    18 Dec 14, Bernd Müller 0
  • Knowledge
    Marine research

    Offshore wind farms as a hunting ground

    Seals and other marine animal species accept offshore wind farms as new habitat and hunting grounds, a study by biologists at St. Andrews University in Scotland has found. The researchers believe the turbine foundation could function as artificial reefs.
    6 Aug 14, Astrid Dähn 0
  • Knowledge
    BWE service survey 2013

    The customer is king

    Good service now plays a key role among turbine manufacturers. The results from the latest service survey carried out by the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) show that most manufacturers are continuing to improve their maintenance and repair services, and the gap is closing on independent service providers. By Sascha Rentzing
    28 May 14, 0
  • Knowledge
    Lidar technology

    Lasers: 1, Gusts: 0

    Sudden gusts of wind make rotor blades spin too fast and put engines under a lot of strain. A new early warning system that recognises powerful movements of air can turn blades out of the wind in good time and reduce loads.
    28 May 14, Sascha Rentzing 0
  • Knowledge
    Offshore rescue

    Who do you call in an emergency?

    Long distances from land and difficult weather conditions make rescue missions to offshore wind farms a real challenge.
    12 May 14, Anne-Katrin Wehrmann 0
  • Knowledge
    Offshore technology

    Profound progress

    Large offshore turbines are mostly installed on complex structures. Cylindrical monopiles can only support small turbines, as they cannot be driven deeply enough into the seabed. But thanks to new drilling technology, a solution is now on the way.
    26 Apr 14, Daniel Hautmann 1
  • Knowledge
    Marine environment study

    Offshore teamwork

    If offshore wind power is to play a bigger role in Germany’s energy mix, then it’s going to have to become a lot cheaper. With this in mind, the three companies operating North Sea wind farms – Germany’s Eon, Denmark’s Dong Energie, and Austria’s Strabag – are planning to reduce their respective project costs by cooperating on the environmental studies that they each have to carry out.
    24 Apr 14, Sascha Rentzing 0
  • Knowledge
    Maintenance and repairs

    Performance confirmed

    According to the latest BWE service survey, turbine manufacturers are continuing to provide consistently good maintenance and repair services even though new turbine installations are booming. The run on independent service providers has stopped for the time being.
    17 Mar 14, Sascha Rentzing 0
  • Knowledge
    Offshore science

    Technology digs deep

    A reliable seabed survey is a crucial starting point for any offshore wind-farm project. Researchers have therefore developed a new technique that delivers much more precise results.
    17 Dec 13, By Astrid Dähn 0


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