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Increasing Wind Turbine Tower Heights: Opportunities and Challenges

As wind technology grows in scale and productivity, researchers continue to look for ways to boost the energy captured while driving down costs.

In a new study, Increasing Wind Turbine Tower Heights: Opportunities and Challenges PDF, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers examine opportunities for increasing the height of wind turbine hubs—where the turbine drivetrain and rotors attach—and the conditions and locations where taller towers would have the most impact.READ MORE

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Comments of the Economic Policy Paper

COMMENTS ON THE NATIONAL TREASURY POLICY PAPER ON

ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION, INCLUSIVE GROWTH, AND COMPETITIVENESS: TOWARDS AN ECONOMIC STRATEGY FOR SOUTH AFRICA

Prepared by: South African Wind Energy Association
Contact: Ntombifuthi Ntuli (CEO) – ntombifuthi@sawea.co,.za

14 September 2019

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Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future

The integration of solar and wind power poses specific challenges as system operators pursue low-carbon investments and long-term energy sustainability. As these variable renewable energy (VRE) sources reach high shares of power generation, power systems must be increasingly flexible to maintain the balance of supply and demand over each day or year.

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