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Keyword: Vestas

Corporate America is at a crossroads: will they stay the course on renewables?

Published on the 21st of August 2019 by Chris Brown

Corporate buyers have been major players in driving the growth of renewables and helping to tackle the climate crisis. They deserve all the credit they’ve received and more, but we need them to stay the course even as the PTC is phased out.

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Keyword: Vestas

Why it might be time to revisit wind farm self-performance

Published on 7th August 2019 by Austin Schroll

Operations is the heart of the wind industry. Everyone relies on them to keep the blades spinning so we have a growing industry supplying power to the rest of the economy.

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Keyword: Vestas

Vestas ships largest single vessel blade shipment from Italy to Washington, USA

Published on 8th July 2019 by Chante Condit-Pottol

Last week, Vestas received the company’s largest-ever single shipment of blades -198 x V100-2.0 MW blades - at the Port of Vancouver in Washington, USA.

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Keyword: Vestas

In the post-PTC era, the trend toward self-performers is cause for concern

Published on 2nd July 2019 by Chris Brown

The economics of wind make this renewable power the most economical power source in major U.S. power markets, according to Vestas U.S. chief Chris Brown.

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Keyword: Sustainability

Vestas: A commitment to reduce carbon emissions

Published on 16th April 2019 by Elsa Jasmine Nightingale

It is with pleasure that we can announce Vestas’ formal signature to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) led by the Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute, and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

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Keyword: Vestas

US wind market will see more investors and cheaper capital without the PTC

Published on 10th April 2019 by Chris Brown

The U.S. wind industry is about to lose its federal subsidies. That will bring benefits, according to Vestas U.S. chief Chris Brown.

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Keyword: Vestas

GWEC’s latest wind energy statistics are in:
wind industry installed 51.3 GW of new capacity in 2018

Published on 05th March 2019 by Dominika Elzbieta Moczulska

Despite a decrease in the global onshore wind market, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says 2018 was a positive year in all major markets.

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Keyword: Vestas

Adding business value through certification

Published on 18th February 2019 by Frank Ormel

Knowing what you get and trusting the level of quality when buying a product is essential to businesses in all sectors. This is also the case in the wind energy industry, ...

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Keyword: Multibrand

Multibrand service demands a special mindset

Published on 05th February 2019 by Olaf Kleesch

As the OEM for Vestas, giving top quality service to our own turbines is fast and streamlined. But how can we offer the same broad range and level of service to all the non-Vestas turbines our customers bring to us under our multi band service agreements?

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Keyword: Vestas

Vestas — from niche to 100 GW mainstream and beyond

Published on 9th January 2019 by Anders Runevad

After remarkable growth, Vestas and the wind industry are set for the next phase, writes CEO Anders Runevad.

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Keyword: Multibrand

People and protocols keep our global safety standards high

Published on 11th December 2018 by Klaus Rønde

When you service all makes of a turbine, all around the world, how do you make sure that safety standards are maintained at the highest level? It’s an important question...

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Keyword: Multibrand

Winds of change in the turbine service industry

Published on 27th November 2018 by Ulrich Schomakers

You can see it happening in many different industries; the globalisation and consolidation of services – in fact, anywhere where volume can bring savings without compromising on quality or safety. But how will this trend impact the wind industry?

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Keyword: Hybrid

Can Wind Hybrid Power Plants really provide Ancillary Services?

Published on 22nd October 2018 by Antonio Martinez

Ancillary services are crucial to a grid’s integrity. Frequency control and network support and control are grid services normally provided by conventional coal or gas generation. There’s a misconception that only traditional fossil power stations can provide these ancillary grid services.

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Keyword: Hybrid

Hybrid is now, not tomorrow

Published on 4th August 2018 by Manuel Reiband

Players in the renewable space talk of the promise of hybrid as if it’s yet to be realized. In fact, the elements behind hybrid technology are nothing new.

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Keyword: Hybrid

The Importance of Renewable Hybrid Solutions in India

Published on 18th July 2018 by Amar Variawa

In India, land is our scarcest resource. That’s why wind and hybrid solutions with various renewable energy sources make so much sense to optimize the resources like land, transmission infrastructure, etc. 

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Keyword: Hybrid

Could India’s hybrid vision lead the world? 

Published on 30th June 2018 by Amar Variawa

You might be surprised to know that it’s not only the developed world that leads the drive towards renewable energy and the use of Wind-Solar (+Storage) hybrid power plants, it’s countries like India who set the pace. 

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Keyword: Hybrid

Clean, Cheap and Reliable – the new paradigm for renewable energy

Published on 4th June 2018 by Manuel Reiband

Any talk of a hybrid solution must be discussed in the context of the problems it will solve; problems such as the intermittent nature of wind and solar generation, low capacity utilization of electrical infrastructure, or the difficulties around predicting and dispatching some renewable generation.

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