wind turbine ice News

  • New way of predicting ice on wind turbines

    As wind turbines become an increasingly important source of energy, there is a growing need to better predict when ice forms on them and prevents electricity from being produced. A research project at SMHI has developed new methods for projecting ice formation on wind turbines. There is growing interest in wind turbines as an energy source in Sweden, but wintertime the turbines are affected by ...

  • 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 ...

  • Winwind invests in new arctic 3 MW wind turbine

    Winwind Ltd. invests eight million Euros to develop a new, arctic 3 MW wind turbine. As part of the project, Finnish wind power know-how and standards will also be developed to meet the requirements of cold climate areas. The arctic turbine will be based on the technology of the new WinWinD 3 wind turbine. WinWinD has founded a European consortium to plan and design an arctic three megawatt wind ...


  • Ingeteam optimises operation of wind turbines in snow and icy conditions

    Ingeteam is currently working with the University of Castilla la Mancha (UCLM), on research into advanced de-icing techniques for the prevention of the accumulation of snow and formation of ice on wind turbine blades. These measures to combat adverse weather will result in greater profitability for wind parks as they will help avoid uncontrolled stoppages of wind turbines located in ...

  • Ingeteam optimises operation of wind turbines in snow and icy conditions

    Ingeteam is currently working with the University of Castilla la Mancha (UCLM), on research into advanced de-icing techniques for the prevention of the accumulation of snow and formation of ice on wind turbine blades. These measures to combat adverse weather will result in greater profitability for wind parks as they will help avoid uncontrolled stoppages of wind turbines located in ...

  • Lake Erie Wind Turbine Project, ´Icebreaker,´ Wins $5 Million in New Funding

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today $5 million in new funding for Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit corporation leading the effort for the first freshwater offshore wind project in the nation. Through a one-year cooperative agreement, the DOE has committed $4 millionto support the advancement of the offshore wind energy project known as ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Scandinavian wind farm optimisation

    Many Scandinavian wind farms face a number of challenges including high levels of turbulence and wind shear from surrounding forestry and the impact of blade icing, and this wind farm was no different, experiencing these effects also.  The owner approached SgurrEnergy to deliver SgurrOptimiser services to the wind farm. ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • GE to Provide Wind Service Coverage for Entire First Wind GE Fleet

    First Wind, a Boston-based independent wind energy company, has selected GE (NYSE: GE) as its service provider for the company’s entire fleet of 264 GE wind turbines at eight sites across the United States. The eight-year comprehensive service agreement expands upon existing contracts with First Wind, and is the first contract to cover an entire fleet of ...


    By General Electric

  • CustomWeather Ranks #1 in Accuracy in Wind Speed Forecasting

    CustomWeather, Inc., a specialized provider of high resolution weather forecast and alert services, is pleased to announce that in the first 4 months of 2012, they have ...


    By CustomWeather, Inc.

  • First Wind Picks GE Advanced Software to Enhance Output of Two Wind Farms in Maine

    GE (NYSE: GE) will install its WindCONTROL advanced software to help maximize energy output at two First Wind projects in Maine that feature a total of 95 GE wind turbines. The GE technology will regulate curtailment by monitoring and controlling the wind turbines’ ramp rates, effectively easing power spikes and putting less strain on the turbine compared to constant starts and stops. ...


    By General Electric

  • European offshore wind projects confront challenging seas

    As the winds blowing over Lolland Island turned a morning drizzle into a cold shower, Bjarne Haxgart told his crew that, as on many days this past August, they would stay indoors. 'This year we have had an awful lot of wind,' said Haxgart, site manager of the Rødsand 2 offshore wind farm. 'It's a big difference for the people who are out there doing the work. If it's a little windy, they would be ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Energy Department Announces Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Projects

    As a part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced the selection of three pioneering offshore wind demonstrations to receive up to $47 million each over the next four years to deploy innovative, grid-connected systems in federal and state waters by 2017. These projects – located off the coast of New Jersey, Oregon and Virginia ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Research and Markets: Wind Energy Systems: Optimising Design and Construction for Safe and Reliable Operation

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4956d0/wind_energy_system) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Wind Energy Systems: Optimising Design and Construction for Safe ...


  • The power to make a difference

    Saskatchewan based VBINE ENERGY, a 2011 GLOBE Award nominee, has demonstrated leadership in the cleantech community by developing an economical source of green energy that takes advantage of the power in the prevailing winds and the updraft created by existing structures. The company's VBINE ENERGY Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) is a new concept in electricity generation that will help fill ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Harnessing energy from the oceans

    Forever moving - our restless oceans have enough energy to power the world. As long as the Earth turns and the moon keeps its appointed cycle, the oceans will absorb and dissipate vast amounts of kinetic energy - a renewable energy resource of enormous potential. But harnessing this resource has proven more difficult than first thought. In this the latest installment of the GLOBE-Net Series on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Harnessing energy from the oceans

    Forever moving - our restless oceans have enough energy to power the world. As long as the Earth turns and the moon keeps its appointed cycle, the oceans will absorb and dissipate vast amounts of kinetic energy - a renewable energy resource of enormous potential. But harnessing this resource has proven more difficult than first thought. In this the latest installment of the GLOBE-Net Series on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Global Ocean Energy Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Ocean Energy Report ...


    By ReportLinker

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