The Front Cover

It has been six years since the first issue of Windtech International, which featured the public release of a revolutionary and groundbreaking new technology – lidar. Today, we look back over those six years to see how the technology has fared and what the future holds. Natural Power recently launched the new ZephIR 300. On page 6 you will find the full article about the new device.

Publisher's Note

Vertical Integration in Offshore Wind

Features

Introducing the New ZephIR 300
By Ian Locker, Managing Director, ZephIR, and Alex Woodward, Product Development Manager, Natural Power

Ethernet Networks for Wind Power Applications
By Maciej Goraj (RuggedCom), Yannick Epassa (RuggedCom) and David Meadows (Siemens T&D)

Intellectual Property in the Wind

By Dr Christoph Schreiter, 24IP Law Group, Germany

Shining a Light on the Future of Blade Repair
By Dan Jones, Research & Technology Manager, Gurit, UK

High Efficiency Blade Design for the Next Generation of Wind Turbines
By Ignacio Romero Sanz, Chief Functional Engineer, and Juan Diego Díaz Vega, Marketing Director, Gamesa, Spain