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Composites news, November 2013

Blade weathering tests on show

Atlas Material Testing Technology is exhibiting a range of instruments designed to test the weathering of rotor blade coatings at the Wind Turbine Blade Ma

Ahlstrom's Aceblade™ unidirectional glass fibre reinforcement is said to offer superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties in composite

With growing incentives announced by various governments and larger end-user awareness, the small-wind power market is expected to increase significantly,

RWE Innogy has stopped development on the Atlantic Array offshore wind project in the United Kingdom due to technical challenges making the project unecono

New facility boasts world's largest wind turbine drivetrain testing capabilities.

Alstom has completed the installation of its offshore wind turbine, the 6 MW Haliade 150, the largest offshore wind turbine ever installed in sea waters.

The offshore wind energy sector needs up to €123 billion in investment between now and 2020 if it is to meet its target of 40 GW of installed capacity, say

Suzlon Group is introducing its new offshore turbine, the Repower 6.2M152, at EWEA OFFSHORE 2013.

Offshore wind energy is a “no-regrets” option for green growth, job creation and decarbonisation, ministers and delegates heard at EWEA Offshore2013 in Fra

How can using a gearbox lubrication solution improve wind turbine availability?

Minnesota Power’s Bison wind energy centre near New Salem, North Dakota, was voted the best wind project of the year at the 2013 POWER-GEN International Co

Gamesa reported €31 million euro in net profit in the first nine months of 2013, contrasting with a loss of €67 million in the same period last year.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

Interplastic Corp's ECO series resins are designed for lining underground pipes and contain no styrene, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or hazardous air

More than 40 megawatts of cleaner energy capacity to be installed at Chelveston Wind Farm and Burton Wold Wind Farm Extension in Central England

Vestas R&D UK managing director Rob Sauven has left the company.

GE's 3.2-103 Brilliant wind turbine, designed for the UK, Ireland and Turkey, is said to produce a 5% increase in energy output compared to its current mod

Lineo has developed FlaxTape, a range of unidirectional flax fibre tapes for composite applications in the transportation, energy and sports sectors.

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