Wind Energy Articles

  • Spin Doctors: How GE’s Service-Savvy Approach Squeezes the best from a fleet of 900 Wind Turbines

    Over 150 years ago, a budding English economist named William Stanley Jevons warned that a policy of energy efficiency might not be sufficient to conserve Britain’s dwindling coal reserves. His argument, now known as the Jevons paradox, was simple: Squeeze more energy from less coal, and people will just want more coal. ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • UK power prices finally drop

    Stay updated on energy market changes over the last 7 days with Haven Power’s market report. UK seasonal power prices finally dropped on 30th August Downwards movement on fuels complex weighed on power prices Regulatory reform in the carbon market put further pressure on contracts Strong start to the week for renewables didn’t persist; average ...


    By Haven Power Ltd

  • Government urged to change policy or risk future of onshore wind

    The UK’s onshore wind industry faces a steep decline in new investment without a change to government policy, despite enjoying a record year of additional capacity. ...

  • Siemens Gamesa completes roll-on/roll-off concept

    BELGIUM: Siemens Gamesa's roll-on/roll-off concept, first announced in November 2015, has been fully implemented for the first time, the manufacturer has announced. The company delivered the first load of nacelles from its factory in Cuxhaven, north Germany to the 309MW Rentel project off the coast of Belgium, ...


    By Windpower Monthly Forums

  • Inox optimistic despite loss in Q3

    INDIA: Turbine manufacture Inox Wind made a loss of INR 461.2 million ($7.2 million) for the third quarter of its financial year amid a downturn in the country's market and the change from a tariff system to an auction mechanism. ...


    By Windpower Monthly Forums

  • Saudi Arabia’s booming solar and wind industry

    The KSA whitepaper below will provide insight on the plans by developers, government, EPCs and other stakeholders. If this discussion topic is relevant for your business, then you will enjoy the program for the 10th Annual MENA New Energy Summit (formerly MENASOL) At the summit, you will meet with +450 industry experts and hosting +50 developer/EPC ...


    By New Energy Update

  • VanTran and Texas

    This week’s feature unit, a 150 kVA Padmount Transformer, is headed to Corpus Christi, TX. Manufactured entirely of 316L Stainless Steel, this unit is perfectly suited for the coastal climate where it will be installed. VanTran, which is headquartered in the “Heart of Texas”, Waco, always enjoys partnering with other businesses in Texas. From wind farms in West Texas, offshore ...


    By VanTran Industries, Inc

  • With the Right Policies, Wind Could Provide 30% of Europe’s Power by 2030

    Wind energy has the potential to provide up to 30% of Europe’s power by 2030 according to figures released today by WindEurope in its Outlook to 2020 and Scenarios for 2030 reports. According to WindEurope’s projections, Europe could be on course for an average ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Mechanical vs. Ultrasonic Anemometers for Wind Turbine Control

    What do you think? Does the replacement of mechanical wind sensors trough ultrasonic anemometers in wind turbine control pay off after less than a few years? Free Cost Benefit Analysis about Replacement of Mechanical Wind Sensors Anemometers are vital components of utility-scale wind turbines and determine the performance of the turbine’s ...

  • Offshore Wind Versus Solar in the Eastern US: An Unexpected Rivalry

    Less than a decade ago, offshore wind energy and solar PV were similarly priced energy sources. Unsubsidized installed costs for both exceeded $5 per watt, or more than double that for land-based wind. Despite their cost, both technologies were seen as the best hopes for supplying urban centers with green power, especially in the BOSNYWASH (Boston-New York-Washington, DC) corridor of the eastern ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • South Fork Wind Farm (SFWF) - Case Study

    The South Fork Wind Farm is a planned offshore wind farm located 30 miles east of Montauk that will consist of approximately 15 wind turbines and a subsea transmission system that will deliver energy to East Hampton, NY. Marine survey activities are scheduled to begin in Summer 2017. Marine construction is planned to start 2021. Overview The South Fork Wind Farm is a planned ...


    By Deepwater Wind LLC

  • As renewable electricity is added to the grid, are power markets misfiring?

    When increasing megawatt-hours of variable solar and wind energy began coursing through the grid, the initial concern was an operational one—could grid reliability be maintained. But it turns out those megawatt-hours are creating market challenges, as well. What needs to be done to right the markets? Travis Kavulla, vice chairman of the Montana Public Service Commission, and Albert Cheung, ...

  • Biomass and Integration in Future Energy Systems and the Bioeconomy

    Biomass was the primary source of materials and energy until the industrial revolution set off a series of major changes around two hundred years ago. In the industrialized world fossil fuels became the primary source for energy in the forms of electricity and heat and provided almost all fuels for transport. However, biomass continued to maintain an important role in the economies in both ...

  • R2AK - Our favorite kind of crazy

    Sailing 750 miles from Washington to Alaska with no motor and no support in frigid waters and all kinds of weather is probably not on your bucket list, but the organizers and participants in the Race to Alaska (R2AK) aren’t your typical fair-weather seafarers. It takes a special kind of crazy to be part of a race like this – our kind of crazy – which is why Global ...

  • Optimizing Wind and Solar Power in Africa

    Editor's Note: The following is a news release authored by Julie Chao and issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on April 5, 2017 To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • How renewable energy advocates are hurting the climate cause

    Overly optimistic reports of renewables’ success are not only misleading but also counterproductive In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the proliferation of misinformation on social media is finally getting the attention it deserves. Or so I thought. ...


    By Ensia

  • 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

  • Offshore wind costs and development risk

    How procurement strategies, manufacturing costs and new technology stack up against development risk in Offshore Wind Projects. Offshore wind is changing, and it is changing for the better. In 2006, offshore wind deployment costs started rising significantly, from £1.5m/ MW, in 2016 prices, to over £4m/MW in 2012, without a clear indication as to what the price ceiling would ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • Want to improve wind and solar power? Bring them together

    By combining intermittent renewable energy sources through hybrid projects, developers are taking advantage of the strengths of each. What’s keeping solar and wind power from fully taking over the electric grid? For starters, the sun only shines during the day. Wind blows intermittently, is ...


    By Ensia

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