05.07.2016 Favourable conditions for manufacturers and suppliers in the domestic market and in Europe are the key for further expansion of the wind industry in Germany.
Market overview wind energy
05.07.2016 In 2013 and the first half of 2014, the German wind turbine market once again posted strong growth.
Common safety culture for the international wind industry - workshop at the leading trade fair for the German-speaking markets.
22.09.2015 The workshop on safety culture in the wind industry, organised by VDMA Power Systems’ Wind Industry Safety Culture Initiative and the eight leading wind turbine manufacturers took place with 35 participants on 16 September 2015 at Husum Wind, the leading wind industry trade fair for the German market.
VDMA: Wind industry rolls out its safety culture initiative in 2015
17.12.2014 Wind turbine manufacturers and subcontractors stand shoulder to shoulder to establish their own safety culture. Leading enterprises will be using video und printed information material to reinforce and disseminate their common position on safety issues across the industry in 2015.
Wind industry takes the initiative for more safety
01.10.2014 According to the European Risk Observatory on occupational safety and health in the wind energy sector the wind industry reported 1,370 accidents. 'But it’s not just numbers. There are human beings behind every accident, every incident, every near-miss!’ said Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, chairman of the steering committee for wind turbines of VDMA Power Systems.
Wind Industry Safety Culture
11.09.2014 The wind industry must become a safer place to work, and the VDMA working group Wind Industry Safety Culture was established to further this purpose.
The VDMA Power Systems association is the information and communication platform for manufacturers of wind energy plants and core components. It provides a forum allowing for joint positioning on current topics related to the sector with manufacturers of engine systems, turbines, thermal power plants and hydroelectric power plants.
The current edition of the “Wind Industry Guide 2015 – Components, Systems and Manufacturing Technology”
The average costs of electricity from wind turbines is now by 12 percent cheaper than four years ago. Main reasons are a cost-effective and optimized turbine technology as well as the currently low financing costs. The interest rates and a new rule in the Renewable Energy Act 2014 (EEG, cp. § 24) for suspending the remuneration for negative electricity prices involve a cost risk.