#wind energy

Pioneers of Modern Wind Turbines Win 2024 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Decades of Groundbreaking Innovations

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The 2024 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) has been awarded to wind energy pioneers Henrik Stiesdal and Andrew Garrad for their decades of groundbreaking innovations in wind turbine technology. The prize honours engineers whose work provides global benefit to humanity. As early innovators, Stiesdal and Garrad...

NSK Joins Forces to Tackle Offshore Wind Wake Effects, Enabling Japan’s Floating Turbine Farms

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With ambitious climate goals in sight, Japan aims to expand offshore wind energy rapidly. However, floating wind farms come with complex engineering challenges. One critical issue is the wake effect – disruptive turbulent airflows caused by spinning turbine blades. To tackle this, the Japanese government is funding a...