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NEXT GENERATION MATERIALS FOR WIND TURBINES

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Denmark, is one of the biggest wind turbine manufacturers in the world. Within UPWARDS, Siemens Gamesa brings its expertise related to modelling, design, and manufacturing of wind turbines, in order to make them more efficient and reliable.

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UPWARDS General Assembly (GA) in Wageningen, the Netherlands

The UPWARDS consortium gathered in Wageningen, the Netherlands, for their regular meeting. This meeting is of particular note as it represents the half-way point of this ambitious 4-year project focused on advanced wind energy production to the next stage.

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UPWARDS at "E-world"

Fraunhofer ITWM recently represented UPWARDS project in the trade fair "E-world energy and water" in Essen, Germany.

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MAKING EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY GOALS POSSIBLE

As per European Commission reports, Europe will require around 450 GW of offshore wind by 2050 which will be 30% of Europe’s electricity demand in 2050.

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ADVANCEMENTS IN PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE

Aalborg University is involved in the development of methods to predict the development of damage in wind turbine blades during operation, as well as more accurately anticipate the structural integrity and performance over the life of the wind turbine.

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DEVELOPMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC MODELS

Underwriters Laboratory (formerly AWS Truepower) oversees development of atmospheric models. UL is being represented by Jose Vidal, who is acting as the technical coordinator for the UPWARDS consortium.

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UPWARDS CONSORTIUM: THE PARTNERS GATHER

It has been 18 months since UPWARDS project was launched. The various partners involved in the project have come together once again to confer and review on the work done to-date as well as re-synchronize and plan for the work yet to be done...

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TURBINE BLADE / AIR FLOW INTERACTIONS

UNL, along with SAMTECH, are involved in the development of software that couples the processing done when carrying out simulations, making significant improvements to the current simulation accuracy of complex interactions.

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ADVANCING MODELLING OF WIND TURBINES

Introducing Alberto Cardona of Universidad Nacional del Litoral (of Argentina) and the work he & his team are doing together with other partners as part of the UPWARDS consortium.

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UPWARDS AT THE SENSE Conference (Part 2)

Helena Solman, one of the WU personnel responsible for the event speaks directly to the importance of the event for Wind Energy in the Netherlands and why it supports the goals of the UPWARDS project

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UPWARDS AT THE SENSE CONFERENCE (Part 1)

Wageningen University organized and led the SENSE conference. This was an action-oriented conference, which focused on the theme of energy landscapes and the challenges therein with a group of regional stakeholders.

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ADVANCING WIND ENERGY IN WIDESPREAD COLLABORATION

Wageningen University (WU) specializes in life and social sciences and focuses its research on scientific, social and commercial problems in the field of life sciences and natural resources in which the university is considered world-class. In fulfillment of its reputation and in alignment with its commitment, as part of the UPWARDS consortium, WU has formed...

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