Wind Industry News: Day by Day

Fastest Growth in Wind Power Will Occur in Emerging Markets

Author: Richard Martin

January 27, 2014

Several factors, including austerity measures implemented in a number of European economies and boom-and-bust cycles in the United States caused by fluctuating policy on production tax credits, are combining to limit the growth of wind power markets across much of the developed world in the coming years.  At the same time, demand for wind power in Africa and the former Soviet Union is growing.

According to a new report from Navigant Research, while many established markets are experiencing flat or single-digit growth rates, the average compound annual growth rate for 10 selected emerging wind markets in Africa and the former Soviet Union from 2013 to 2023 will be 21.9 percent.



HYDROBOND Consortium is gathered once again; Time for Brussels reviewing

31st  of January 2014, Latest news!

Members from research centres and private companies inside Hydrobond consortium present their efforts and obtained outcomes during the first year of the project in front of European Comission authorities. Encouraging results have been shown, which boosts the purpose of the project and approaches its success: find hydrophobic surfaces for wind turbine blades and reducing ice adhesion, let’s enhance wind energy!



01/02/2013: Hydrobond Celebrates the Kick-Off Meeting

The HYDROBOND kick-off meeting took place on 31st January and 1st February 2013 at the Finca Pedro Pons of the University of Barcelona (Avinguda Vallvidrera, nº 25, Barcelona).

The FP7 European project HYDROBOND, aims to develop, until 2017, superhydrophobic coatings to obtain off-shore turbines more powerful, efficient and reliable than those currently used.

The event was attended by the representatives of the European Comission and the partners of the project. Prof. Jordi Alberch, vice-rector for Research, Innovation and Transfer of University of Barcelona, was invited to join the event.



2nd Cold Gas Spray Summer School organised by CPT

CGSThermal Spray Centre of University of Barcelona (CPT), coordinator of Hydrobond Project, is organising together with Air Products and European Thermal Spray Association (ETSA) the 2nd Cold Gas Spray Summer School. This event will be held on 4th-6th June 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

To find out more about the programme click here.

The objective of this course is to introduce the recipe of the emerging Cold Gas Spraying (CGS) technology for protecting and enhancing surfaces of industrial products.

Below you can five Top 5 reasons to attend this event.

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