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11.01.2019 Dismantling concrete hybrid towers

Deutsche Windtechnik has successfully dismantled two Enercon E-82 turbines with 98-m prefabricated concrete towers, thereby successfully handling a very special type of pilot project. On behalf of the energy supplier innogy, a dismantling concept was tested in the Netherlands that was specially developed for this type of turbine. more

11.12.2018 Data storage in accordance with TR10 – what now?

This year will see connection of the first wind turbines to receive remuneration determined by a tender in accordance with the EEG 2017 to the grid. To verify the remuneration, the quality of the location including the correction factor is recalculated after 5, 10 and 15 years based on operating data for these turbines. more

07.12.2018 How much longer are you going to live?

On 01.01.2021, a large number of wind turbines will begin to lose their eligibility for EEG (Renewable Energy Act) remuneration in Germany each year. The question is becoming more urgent: What comes after that? Two things are of central importance here. On the income side, there is the remuneration. On the cost side, maintenance expenses are likely to be the largest item. more

29.11.2018 PPAs: more opportunity than risk

Wind energy PPAs (Power Purchase Agreements) are already well-established in many countries, and now they are also gaining importance in Germany. PPAs offer an opportunity to continue operating 'over 20' systems profitably despite the elimination of the EEG subsidy. We asked three of our business partners for a brief assessment. more

02.10.2018 Offshore: Warranty ensures smooth follow-up service

At the end of 2019, a significant number of warranties of offshore wind turbines will expire. Operators should subject their installations to a comprehensive condition inspection in order to be able to assert possible claims against manufacturers as well as to safeguard against impending costs for the repair or replacement of components. more