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FengFeng Zhao is the Strategy Director for the Global Wind Energy Council. Zhao is a well-known wind industry analyst, having created and provided industry leading data and advisory services first for BTM Consult and then for FTI Consulting. His project experience includes advising on global supply chain management, market growth projection, product portfolio development, market entry and exit, regulatory and policy review, O&M, mergers and acquisitions, and dispute support.

Global Gearbox Supply Chain Market Set to Grow to 59.1GW in 2020

ZF GearboxGearboxes are a critical component in a wind turbine, helping to convert rotational energy into electrical power to drive the energy transition across the world. According to the Global Wind Gearbox Supply Chain Update 2019 published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) Market Intelligence service in December 2019, the market for the gearbox supply chain is set to grow as more wind turbines are installed in new markets for both onshore and offshore wind, and since more renewable energy systems must be installed to decarbonise the global energy system.
 
By Feng Zhao, Strategy Director at Global Wind Energy Council

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A New Generation of Offshore Wind Turbine Drive-trains Promises Power Ratings up to 16MW

Philip Aug Sept 19The global offshore wind energy market appears poised for significant growth in the coming years, driven by demand as well as cost reductions in new technology. IntelStor has previously predicted a global offshore wind market of 355GW by 2050, up significantly from the current levels of ~49GW expected to be installed globally by the end of 2019.
 
By Philip Totaro, Founder and CEO, IntelStor, USA

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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.
 
By Philip Totaro, Founder and CEO, IntelStor, USA

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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.
 
By Philip Totaro, Founder and CEO, IntelStor, USA

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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.
 
By Philip Totaro, Founder and CEO, IntelStor, USA

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