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The Front Cover

Over the years we have published several articles about different devices for capturing high altitude wind, also called airborne wind energy (AWE). In this issue the article on page 6 describes a design for a wind turbine of up to 500MW capacity that could be deployed at many places throughout the world.

Publisher's Note


500MW Wind Turbines
By Dr J.M.E. Beaujean, Bogey Venlo BV, The Netherlands

Benefits of Nacelle-Mounted Lidar
By Samuel Davoust and Thomas Velociter, Avent Lidar Technology, France

Ice Detection
By Jarkko Latonen, Chief Technical Officer, Labkotec Oy, Finland

'Bucket Foundations'

By Henrik L. Nielsen, Universal Foundation, Denmark


60 Years of Experience in Motion Control
By Floris Siteur, Publisher, Windtech International


WWEA Page November December 2011

Power Amplified Upper Level Aerogenerator

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