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  • New Generation Small Wind Turbines for Remote Power Systems and Grid Connection

    In this collaborative activity Partners will undertake research and develop economically viable, reliable small wind turbines for remote power systems located away from the electricity grid as well as for connection into the grid. This project will study small wind turbine operation in a wide range of situations, with the goals of improving design, developing safety methodologies and reducing ...

  • Adoption hurdles and challenges with small wind turbines

    Adoption Hurdles and Challenges with Small Wind Turbines Wind energy is very promising. It can be harvested without any costs, and like solar panels, wind turbines are environmentally-friendly. However, such machines are not living up to their potential. Some users have reported low efficiency rates, unpredictable performance and costly adoption barriers. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Wind power growth in the US

    Last year was a banner year for renewable energy in the United States, especially for the wind industry. As the recent REN21 Renewables 2007 Global Status Report highlights, the industry broke all past global records, installing 5,244 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy capacity in 2007, or 30 percent of all new U.S. capacity added. This brings the cumulative national total close to 17,000 ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Community Wind Power for Renewable Income

    CONSIDERING its incredible history and environmental benefits, wind power is one of the most underutilized sources of renewable energy. Stretching back as early as 200 BC, communities have been harvesting the wind for power. However, the scale and popularity of wind power is only now starting to reach critical mass as concerns of climate change rise and energy usage continues to soar. While ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Productivity of small wind turbines for various wind potentials conditions: application in Bulgaria and Corsica

    Less or more accurate power curve models are generally used to simulate the wind turbine electrical production versus the available wind speed. However, if such models are adapted to large machines, this is not the case for small ones. The objective of this paper is to study the impact of different small-scale wind turbines power curves and wind distributions on the electrical production. An ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indian Wind Power Industry 2014 Analysis

    This latest market research report titled Wind Power Market in India 2014 analyses how the renewable energy sector is gaining importance in India and how wind energy has become an indispensable part of this sector. With the gap in demand and supply of energy increasing at a steady pace, it has become necessary to look beyond conventional sources for generating energy. This has led to a shift in ...


  • Global wind power capacity reaches 100,000MW

    At its current growth rate, global installed wind power capacity will top 100,000 megawatts in March 2008. In 2007, wind power capacity increased by a record-breaking 20,000 megawatts, bringing the world total to 94,100 megawatts—enough to satisfy the residential electricity needs of 150 million people. Driven by concerns regarding climate change and energy security, one in every three countries ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • How much wind is needed to power a home turbine?

    First do you have what it takes? Whether you are considering a small rooftop unit or a large residential turbine you need to know how much wind power is in your area. Wind resource maps, published by the US Department of Energy show airflow speeds at 50 meters (150 feet) above the ground and are a great resource in deciding if you are in a viable location. That's great if you are installing a ...


    By Bosworth Instrument

  • Finland Wind Power Market Capacity & Generation to 2025

    ReportsnReports.com adds report “Wind Power in Finland, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 - Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles” to its store.   "Wind Power in Finland, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, ...


  • Impacts of dynamic reactive power compensation devices on the performance of wind power generators

    This paper investigates the main impacts of dynamic reactive power compensation devices on the performance of induction machine-based wind power generators. The dynamic reactive power compensation devices analysed are the SVC (Static Var Compensator) and the DSTATCOM (Distributed Static Synchronous Compensator). The usage of these devices as a power factor regulator or a voltage regulator is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Small wind turbine emulator with armature controlled separately excited DC motor via analogue electronic circuit

    In this paper, a small wind turbine emulator (WTE) using separately excited DC motor is modelled, designed, simulated, implemented and tested. A 1 HP separately excited DC motor is used to emulate the characteristics of the rotor of small wind turbine. The DC motor is driven by a thyristor bridge with closed–loop cascaded PI controller for armature control. A separately excited DC generator with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Iowa and South Dakota Approach 25 Percent Electricity from Wind in 2012: Unprecedented Contribution of Wind Power in U.S. Midwest

    Defying conventional wisdom about the limits of wind power, in 2012 both Iowa and South Dakota generated close to one quarter of their electricity from wind farms. Wind power accounted for at least 10 percent of electricity generation in seven other states. Across the United States, wind power continues to strengthen its case as a serious energy source. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • The ABCs of small hydro upgrade and automation

    Abstract - Small hydroelectric is increasingly depended on to provide regional power capacity, as municipalities seek more sustainable sources of energy. Yet, hydroelectric or hydro power has some negative perceptions. Other sustainable sources of energy like wind and solar power are early in their equipment and technology life cycles. Hydroelectric facilities are typically older and operate with ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Inclusion of biodiesel and PV modules in a wind diesel hybrid system supplying electrical loads on a small farm

    The growing interest in biofuels is a consequence of the need to reduce operating costs of energy systems and the need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The same applies to PV modules, comprising a solution environmentally desirable for power generation. This paper presents a study on the inclusion of biodiesel and PV modules in a system already in operation on a small farm in southern ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

    At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined generating capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electricity needs of the European Union’s 506 million people. New data from the Global Wind Energy Council show that wind developers built 35,000 megawatts of new generating capacity worldwide in 2013. This was down ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Belgium Wind Power Market 2025: Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE)

    RnRMarketResearch.com adds report “Wind Power in Belgium, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles” to its store.   “Wind Power in Belgium, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), ...


  • Wind Generators as Role Models

    Advanced speed control methods are available for the regulation of wind generators. Working together with SET Sustainable Energy Technologies GmbH, Sulzer made use of one of these new concepts on pumps for the first time and implemented it with great success on a feedwater pump in a refinery. Unregulated pumps consume unnecessary drive energy when demand fluctuates. By controlling ...


    By Sulzer Management Ltd

  • Design of simulator for modelling of wind turbine and transfer of maximum power using buck-boost converter

    A small wind turbine simulator based on a separately excited DC motor-permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) set has been proposed to evaluate the performance of the small wind turbine model. A DC shunt motor is used to produce varying aerodynamic power by varying field current with the help of an IGBT switch. The simulator is an equivalent gearless wind turbine model that fluctuate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2013 to be Record Year for Offshore Wind

    Offshore wind power installations are on track to hit a seventh consecutive annual record in 2013. Developers added 1,080 megawatts of generating capacity in the first half of the year, expanding the world total by 20 percent in just six months. Fifteen countries host some 6,500 megawatts of offshore wind capacity. Before the year is out, the world total should exceed 7,100 megawatts. Although ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Split capacitor VSC-based voltage and frequency controller for a stand-alone wind power generation

    This paper presents an investigation on a small scale, stand-alone wind power generating system employing a capacitor excited squirrel cage asynchronous generator. A solid state controller is used to regulate the generated voltage and frequency to constant values at the generator terminals under various dynamic conditions such as varying wind speeds and varying consumer loads along with its ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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