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  • Free webinar: Calculate efficiently the wind flow in urban areas

    Meteodyn is offering its know how to assess the wind microclimate. Our CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations take into account effects of all kind of build environements on the wind at every time and spatial scale. UrbaWind is a CFD software devoted to predict the wind in urban places. Learn how to: assess the urban climatic pedestrian ...


    By Meteodyn

  • Energy answer: Blowing in the wind?

    When the federal government approved the Cape Wind project in April, allowing 130 power-generating turbines to be placed in the waters off Cape Cod, it gave a significant boost to the prospects of wind energy. The comparatively high costs of wind power, however, remain a problem. But in a study, MIT researchers have concluded that some of the price problems associated with wind power can be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • FLOWSTAR-Energy forecast for wind turbine

    CERC are providing forecasts of hourly power output for an operational wind turbine in a rural area near Inverurie, Scotland (see the map) for up to 4 days ahead. The predictions enable the turbine owner to plan energy usage. An example is shown in the figure. The live forecasts can be seen at the bottom of the CERC home page. The forecasts are calculated using our own ...

  • Wind energy cuts the electricity bill

    The promoting of renewable energy is at the heart of the current debate on energy policy. From an economic perspective, the question focusses on determining the cost of the feed-in tariff systems. Firstly, whether the incentives are as expensive as has been maintained in the most recent regulatory modifications, and secondly, whether the effect is similar with respect to all renewable ...

  • The Spanish Wind Energy Association launches the wind power barometer to show that wind energy reduces electricity price

     It´s a fact that wind power reduces the price of electricity: the more the wind blows, the lower the pool or wholesale electricity market price is, which benefits consumers and companies in their electricity bills. To make this lowering effect of wind power on prices more evident to consumers, the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) has launched its wind barometer, ...

  • Key issues for future of wind energy in Spain

    The journal Energy Policy has recently reported two studies that highlight some key issues for the future of wind energy in Spain. A team of engineers from the University of Zaragoza believes it is 'technically viable and economically reasonable' for wind energy to account for 30% of Spain's overall energy production. A report by two researchers from the University of Alcalá (UAH) and the ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Wind energy could power China, study finds

    Wind power alone could provide electricity for all of China if the country overhauls its rural grids and raises the subsidy for wind energy, a new study finds.  China has rapidly become a global leader in wind energy and now ranks fourth in the world in installed capacity. But coal-fired power plants continue to supply most of the country's rising electricity needs - a development path that ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Wind energy associations WWEA, BWE and BVKW present the latest small wind turbine market surveys at New Energy Husum

    The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and the German Small Wind Turbine Association (BVKW) are releasing their small wind turbine market surveys, reports and studies at the New Energy Husum trade fair. “Small wind turbines are an important topic for New Energy Husum and for the renewable energy industry as a whole. Together with the three ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • Wind power comes out top in review of alternative energy sources

    A new study ranks alternative energy sources in terms of their overall impact on the environment and human health. The report offers guidance for policy makers making decisions on which emerging technologies to support. Substantial investment in development of alternative energy sources is needed in order to meet greenhouse gas emissions targets. But policymakers must make tough choices when ...

  • Wind energy accounted for 5.5 percent of U.S. demand in 2016

    Wind power accounted for 5.5 percent of all electricity consumed in the United States in 2016, up from 4.7 percent in 2015, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition, the EIA data shows that Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota all sourced more than 20 percent of their electricity generation from wind power during 2016. At least 14 ...

  • Cascades tissue group doubles commitment to wind energy-based manufacturing

    Cascades Tissue Group, the fourth largest producer of tissue paper in North America, announces a signed agreement to nearly double its industry-leading commitment to purchase renewable wind energy for the production of its North River environmentally-preferable towel and tissue line. With this purchase, Cascades increases its wind energy commitment by purchasing 20,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of ...

  • Global wind expert says offshore wind will be one of the cheapest UK energy sources by 2025

    Last week at the Carbon Trust’s annual innovation lecture at the British Library global wind energy expert, Henrik Stiesdal, Chief Technical Officer at Siemens Wind Power told an audience of 200 prominent offshore wind stakeholders that offshore wind will be one of the cheapest, scalable solutions for the UK, as compared to other renewables and fossil fuel energy sources by 2025, if the ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • NREL releases estimate of national offshore wind energy potential

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announces the release of a new report that assesses the electricity generating potential of offshore wind resources in the United States. According to the Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for ...

  • Joint wind farms in the Baltic Sea?

    The countries around the Baltic Sea could collaborate on joint wind farms in the common sea. This proposal was raised when Nordic and Baltic politicians discussed various scenarios for energy supplies in the Baltic Sea Region in the Danish parliament on 20 October. The goal is to halve the CO2 emissions and oil consumption in 2030 compared to the levels in 1990. Parliamentarians from the ...


    By The Nordic Council

  • Could wind power work for you?

    A major new report aimed at helping the public and businesses understand the potential for small wind power generation at their sites has been launched. The report, based on research by Met Office Consulting and Entec and supported by the Carbon Trust, aims to improve understanding about the potential for small-scale wind energy in the UK. It also includes insights and recommendations for ...


    By The Met Office

  • Offshore wind powers ahead in Europe

    A building boom is underway offshore in Europe. Up to 400 giant wind turbines are due to be built off the northeast coast of the UK in what will be the world’s largest offshore wind development. Output from the Dogger Bank project will be 1.2 Gigawatts – enough to power ...


    By Climate News Network

  • CERC applies new FLOWSTAR-Energy model to assess impact of proposed wind farm

    CERC was recently commissioned to carry out an assessment of the impact of two proposed large wind turbines on the wind energy yield of an existing smaller wind turbine in the neighbourhood of the proposed site. The assessment used FLOWSTAR-Energy to model the impact of the proposed wind turbines on the local flow and turbulence including the effect of the local topography. The picture shows ...

  • Spain was in 2013 the first country where wind energy was the first source of electricity for an entire year

    For the first time in history, wind has been the primary source of electricity in Spain in a whole year. In fact, Spain is the first country in the world where wind is ranked as the technology that contributes most to the power demand coverage for an entire year. According to the 2013 advance report of the system operator Red Eléctrica de España (REE), the power demand coverage ...

  • Wind turbine design software can help wind industry reach 2.8 terawatts by 2050

    The recently merged DNV GL has signed a contract to supply the 500th commercial license of its Bladed wind turbine design software. Bladed is trusted by manufacturers and certification agencies around the world for the calculation of turbine design loads and performance. It has contributed to the successful development and operation of thousands of turbines. In the same month that Bladed reached ...


  • Improved forecasts to identify the risk of icing on wind turbines

    Icing is a well known problem at wind farms in cold climates. SMHI has mapped how conditions for icing appear. Researchers are working on developing forecasts that indicate a risk of icing on wind turbines. Development improves decision-making data An ensemble forecast consists of numerous parallel forecast calculations. Forecast uncertainty can be better assessed through ...

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