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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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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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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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How Uruguay managed to become a champion in wind energy
November 21, 2022

South American pioneers – How Uruguay managed to become a champion in wind energy

A small country in Latin America has become a role model for the entire continent: Uruguay covers 94 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources. How did the country manage to do so? And what can other countries learn from Uruguay’s energy strategy?

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Two win(d)s at once: How to manage both the energy and climate crisis
November 4, 2022

Two win(d)s at once – How to manage both the energy and climate crisis

In addition to the climate crisis, the pandemic, and the war in Ukraine, Europe now has an energy crisis to deal with. Households and businesses alike are facing the impact of the exponential rise in energy prices. The wind energy industry, however, could help to mitigate further repercussions.

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Nine countries bordering the North Sea recently met to discuss the expansion and future development of the sea.
October 27, 2022

North Sea synergy – Surrounding countries debating over expansion

Europe counts on offshore wind energy, especially from the North Sea, to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal. Some of the bordering countries recently met to discuss the expansion and future development of the sea.

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