2012 JRC wind status report. EUR 25647 EN
Lacal Arántegui, Roberto
The authors would like to thank the internal and external experts who reviewed the draft report and contributed with great ideas to the improvement of this report. There are: Ms Karin Ohlenforst, Vestas Wind Systems A/S; Ms Athanasia Arapogianni, European Wind Energy Association; Dr Henning Kruse Siemens Wind Power A/S; Ms Katja Birr-Pedersen, Dong Energy; and very specially to Dr Birte Holst Jørgensen, Risø Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark. At the different services of the European Commission: Dr Ir. Matthijs Soede, DG Research & Innovation; Mr. Balázs Józsa, DG Energy; and Dr Lin Luo,Dr. Raymond Moss and Dr Stathis Peteves, JRC.Some of the ideas suggested by the reviewersthat will be included in the next issue of this report include: a brief description of the most recent and relevant EU-supported R&D projects; an analysis of the innovation systems in the offshore subsector; a sketch of R&D investment underthe EU SET-Plan; a description of the industrialisation of wind turbine manufacture; projections of offshore development based on the expected project commissioning year andcoupled to the expected reduction in the cost of energy; a description of novel ideas in wind drive trains such as the hydraulic drive train; additional data on wind curtailment in Member States; a more detailed presentation of European feed-in tariffs; deeper analysis of the competition in the sector, e.g. through the Hirfindahl-Hirschmann index (HHI)1; and projections of rare earth demand along with projections of expected supply.
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DescriptionReport EUR 25647EN
Joint Research Centre 2012 Wind Status Report