Wind turbines loom large

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Wind turbines loom large

In the next few years, power generation from wind farms is set to grow significantly. Within 20 years, as much as 10 % of the world’s electricity needs could be provided by this form of power generation. Wind power is seen as environmentally sustainable, and major advances have been made in the economics of wind power generation. The latest developments have seen the size of individual generating units rise to 5 MW, and significant advances have been made in terms of reliability and low maintenance, which is crucial for wind turbines, which are often sited in inhospitable, remote locations, including offshore. SKF has become a major supplier to this sector, having developed key elements in the turbine itself.

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