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Hydrobond: project story

EU-funded research has developed new spraying systems for compressing millions of nano-particles to create a super-strong, long-lasting, water-resistant coating on the blades of wind turbines used for generating electricity. With it, wind farms can slash maintenance costs and blade life can be extended by up to 30%, the researchers say.

 

Read full article: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/news/coatings-extend-wind-turbine-life-and-slash-costs

Global Installed Wind Power Grew by 42% YoY in 2014

According to a new report from BTM Consult, a part of Navigant Research, worldwide wind power installations grew by 42 percent year-over-year in 2014.Growth in China, Germany, and the United States led to a record year for wind installations.

Read full article: http://www.offshorewind.biz/2015/03/30/global-installed-wind-power-grew-by-42-yoy-in-2014/?uid=26963%20update%20Offshore%20Wind%2C%202015-03-31

Wind Could Power 35% of U.S. Electricity by 2050

Wind power in the U.S. has grown significantly over the last decade, with Americans using three times as much wind power as seven years ago and wind now provides about 4.5 percent of the nation's electricity.

The U.S. Department of Energy believes those numbers can grow a lot more, projecting that  wind turbines could supply as much as 35 percent of U.S. electricity by 2050.

Read full article: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wind-could-power-35-percent-of-u-s-electricity-by-2050/

Offshore 2015

Martin Herlov, technical manager of Hydrobond attended the Offshore 2015, organised by EWEA, celebrated on March 11-12, in Bella Center Copenhagen, Denmark.

For more information about the congress you can check its official website: http://www.ewea.org/offshore2015/

 

 

Hydrobond mid-term meeting

During 5th and 6th of February 2015 is held in Pamplona the mid-term meeting of Hydrobond EU project. In the first day of the meeting, 5th of February 2015, the consortium is visiting the experimental wind farm of CENER and Gamesa Blades Pilot plan in Aioz.

6th of February 2015 is dedicated to discuss the latest advances in the design and development of superhydrophobic surfaces for the large off-shore wind turbine blades and to design the next steps needed to accomoplish the Hydrobond objectives.