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Can wooden wind turbines transform the industry?

Strong as a tree – Can wooden wind turbines transform the industry?

Wind turbine towers are mostly built out of steel, making them burdensome to transport. The heavy mass is not the only downside of these massive constructions. Although intended to generate renewable power, their manufacturing process is not as environmentally friendly as one might hope. But there is a solution: Swapping steel with wood.

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Can wooden wind turbines transform the industry?
January 27, 2023

Strong as a tree – Can wooden wind turbines transform the industry?

Wind turbine towers are mostly built out of steel, making them burdensome to transport. The heavy mass is not the only downside of these massive constructions. Although intended to generate renewable power, their manufacturing process is not as environmentally friendly as one might hope. But there is a solution: Swapping steel with wood.

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Breaking records: Amazing facts and figures about the wind industry
January 19, 2023

Breaking records – Amazing facts and figures about the wind industry

Are you familiar with the highest wind turbine? Do you happen to know where the largest wind farm is located? And what role does LEGO® play in all of this? This article explores some of the most interesting facts about the wind industry.

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Operations
Wind turbines under pressure: Common applicational challenges and solutions
January 11, 2023

Wind turbines under pressure – Common applicational challenges and solutions

Wind turbine failures are caused by several factors, be it by weather or a mechanical disturbance. To ensure the overall optimal health of turbines, operators need to focus on procuring reliable components to ensure turbines perform efficiently and reliably.

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Wind News
Heading to net zero: SKF’s sustainability goals and measures
January 2, 2023

Heading to net zero – SKF’s sustainability goals and measures

Reducing carbon emissions to limit global warming is the responsibility and duty of every organization and enterprise on this planet. SKF has been stepping up to the plate since the 80s and recently published an updated report portraying its sustainability progress.

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Missing the 1.5°C target? Highlights of COP27
December 23, 2022

Missing the 1.5°C target? – Highlights of COP27

Limiting global warming to a maximum of 1.5° C compared to preindustrial levels has become prevalent on the agenda of many countries. It was also part of the agenda at the 27th annual UN Climate Change Conference, which recently took place in Egypt. What did the decision makers discuss?

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Technology
Let’s talk safety: What kind of maintenance do wind turbines need?
November 30, 2022

Let’s talk safety – What kind of maintenance do wind turbines need?

Wind turbines run continuously for 120,000 hours transforming kinetic energy generated by wind into electricity. To achieve the expected life span of 20 years, they need proper maintenance to operate safely. Read what operators need to look out for.

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