Getting more bang for your buck: technology is key

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Wind energy has made huge leaps in technology from the days when turbine power was measured in kilowatts to today’s megawatt machines. But the industry is continuously investing huge amounts of time and money into research and development – more so than many other industries – to push the potential and increase the power we can harness from the wind. The wind energy technology platform, TPWind, has been a driving force behind the agenda to constantly develop wind energy technology and, on day two (11 March) of the EWEA 2014 Annual Event in Barcelona, the platform will be launching its new Strategic Research Agenda highlighting the technology priorities for the next 15 years. Come and hear where the future of wind energy technology is heading! Click here for more information.

If it’s the technical buzz you’re after then the EWEA 2014 Annual Event is awash with new information. You can expect to gain knowledge on “innovation at all levels from new breakthroughs to implementation, all with the ultimate target in mind – to further enhance wind power as a cost-effective and stable source of electricity,” said Henrik Stiesdal, Chief Technical Officer at Siemens and Chair of the Hardware Technology track at EWEA 2014. From the latest on rotors and grid connections, to predicting the wind resource and advances in aerodynamics, find out more at the dedicated conference sessions taking place in Barcelona next month.

Meanwhile, a multitude of new ideas will be on display in the poster hall at the venue. Meet the industry’s bright sparks at a poster award ceremony and networking opportunity on Wednesday 12March at the EWEA 2014 Annual Event. See list of poster topics.