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Philip TotaroPhilip Totaro is the Founder and CEO of IntelStor, a market research and strategic advisory company focused on renewable energy. He has over 12 years of experience in the power generation industry, having previously worked for General Electric as well as Clipper Windpower. His company has helped cultivate over 600 inventions and has filed over 350 patents. Its strategic market analysis has led to the funding justification for over US$ 600 million in R&D investment and it has provided advice for over US$ 1.8 billion in mergers and acquisitions transactions. He can be contacted at ptotaro  @  intelstor.com.

Renewable Energy Digital Services Benefits Are Not Fully Recognised

Digital Service Outcomes and EnhancementsThe contribution of digital services to operations and maintenance (opex) cost savings, service revenue enhancement, asset life extension and additional power delivered to the grid in a price optimal fashion has so far fallen short of expectations in the five years since these solutions were first deployed.
 
By Philip Totaro, Founder and CEO, IntelStor, USA

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Wind Energy Industry Has Lost US$ 5.2 billion Through Avoidable IP Infringements and Trade Secret Theft

Wind Energy IP Litigation InfographicSince 1995 the wind energy industry has suffered more than US$ 5.2 billion in commercial losses associated with intellectual property risks which went unmitigated and could have been avoided.
 
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Wind Energy Industry Research and Development Spending to Top US$ 36.9 billion by 2028

Global Wind Energy RD Spend to 2028As the wind turbine market enters a new era driven by subsidy-free and tax-credit-free cost parity, a new generation of wind energy technology is poised to hit the market by 2020. Markets which are shifting towards a competitive tendering process continue to drive the need for higher annual energy production as well as lower capex, opex and levelised cost of electricity.
 
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Feed-in Tariff Turmoil in Taiwan Will Likely Cause the Offshore Wind Industry to Shift Focus to Nearby South Korea

Offshore Wind Energy Emerging Market Attractiveness v2With more than US$ 647 million of foreign direct investment in offshore wind project development and domestic supply chain ramp-up at stake, Taiwan risks losing its mantle as one of the hottest offshore wind energy markets in the world. At the heart of this is the change in the feed-in tariff, which could face a steep reduction.
 
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OEMs are Shifting Towards Global Supply Chain Cost Optimisation at the Expense of Optimal Turbine Levelised Cost of Energy

Modular Design CapEx ImpactThe era of auctions and tenders is well and truly upon the wind energy industry, and the supply chain is already starting to feel the pinch. Some companies have reported tighter and in some cases negative margins in their Q3 and Q4 quarterly financial disclosures as they reconcile their business with a largely subsidy-free era.
 
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With +10MW Offshore Turbines as the New Normal in Europe, Where Do the Chinese OEMs Go Next?

Philip October China Offshore MarketThe largely anticipated release of the GE Haliade-X has set the offshore wind industry alight with the anticipated product responses from SGRE and MHI Vestas. However, with most Chinese OEMs still between 3 and 6.7MW in nameplate rating for their offshore wind turbines, what will they do next to compete on product evolution in the Chinese and other Asian offshore markets?

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